Athlete Health Focus – Weight Loss Journeys

June 17, 2024

Beginning a weight loss and physical fitness journey can be daunting, but as we learn from Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete, Danielle, determination leads to achievement. As a dedicated athlete, Danielle has not only embraced the challenges of her sport but...


Four Added to SOWI Staff

November 30, 2023

Special Olympics Wisconsin welcomed four new staff members, bolstering Health & Wellness programs and fundraising staffs for the statewide organization. Cassie Hopp joins Special Olympics Wisconsin as the Director of Inclusive Health—a new position within the Health & Wellness team....


Teeters Announced as SOWI VP of Marketing & Communications

August 21, 2023 Blog, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin and its Board of Directors has announced Addie Teeters as the next Vice President of Marketing & Communications. “Addie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organization and has a deep personal passion for the...


Reising Named SOWI VP of Development

August 14, 2023 Blog, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin and its Board of Directors has announced Nicholas Reising as the next Vice President of Development. “We are thrilled to have Nick join the team,” SOWI President & CEO Chad Hershner said. “He brings vast knowledge of...


Ferrall, Kassens, Krebs, Kuklinski Join SOWI Staff

July 31, 2023 Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin announced the addition of four new staff members in 2023, bringing a variety of experience and bolstering programs and fundraising staffs for the statewide organization. Kaytlin Kassens assumed the role of Athletic Director for Regions 2 &...


Figueroa, Reetz, Schimmers Join SOWI Board of Directors

April 24, 2023 Blog, Featured, Press

MADISON, Wis. – Chad Figueroa, Jon Reetz, and Heather Schimmers have been appointed to the Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) Board of Directors. The trio completes a 26-person Board of Directors representing an array of professionals in sports, finance, law, healthcare,...


12 Days of SOWI

December 14, 2022 Blog, Featured

Join us as we celebrate “12 Days of SOWI” this holiday season! For the third straight year we highlight our talented athletes, coaches, volunteers, community partners, and the many other wonderful people who help make our tight-knit SOWI community so...


SOWI Welcomes Fello to BOD; Four to Staff

August 17, 2022 Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin welcomed four to its statewide staff, bolstering nearly every department as the organization continues its 50th Anniversary celebration in 2022. In addition to the naming of Chad Hershner as Special Olympics Wisconsin’s newest President & CEO in...


SOWI Names Hershner President & CEO

April 28, 2022 Featured, Press

The Board of Directors of Special Olympics Wisconsin is pleased to announce the appointment of Chad Hershner as its new President & CEO. Hershner will begin his new role on May 16, 2022. Hershner is a seasoned executive with more...



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