A message of thanks

November 23, 2020

A Thanksgiving message from the President & CEO of Special Olympics Wisconsin: This Thanksgiving, I want to thank you for being a part of the Special Olympics Wisconsin family. This year has challenged us, there’s no question about it. These...


Former Packers All-Pro helps Special Olympics Wisconsin celebrate Young Athletes

October 26, 2020 Events, Featured

Former Packers All-Pro Guard Josh Sitton will help showcase the superpowers of our Young Athletes on October 29, 2020 at 8 a.m. during the “Champions Together Breakfast” virtual fundraiser, presented by WinTrust Commercial Banking at Town Bank. This free event,...


Unified State Cross Country Meet returns for year two

September 3, 2020 Blog, Events

After being rescheduled due to COVID-19, the Special Olympics Wisconsin State Cross Country Meet is now returning for its second year on September 20, 2020. This Unified event organized by the Kenosha Running Company is open to all Special Olympics athletes as well as...


What moves you?

September 3, 2020 Blog, Events

In collaboration with the Law Enforcement Torch Run, we are pleased to introduce the new Special Olympics Wisconsin Virtual Run Series taking place October 3-31, 2020. The Special Olympics Wisconsin Virtual Run Series is a unique, fun and social distancing-friendly way for our...


Virtual Young Athletes helps the Zwicke family navigate the pandemic

September 3, 2020 Blog

This summer, our Young Athletes program went virtual so that we could continue to meet the needs of our Young Athletes and their families during the pandemic. One of the families who participated consistently throughout the summer was the Zwicke...


Lions Club International and Special Olympics team up on family health

September 3, 2020 Blog, Events

Thanks to a grant from Special Olympics Inc. and Lions Club International, Special Olympics Wisconsin is able to provide Family Health Forums free to its athletes, as well as their parents, adult siblings, guardians, and all individuals from the community....


Special Olympics USA Athletes Celebrated at White House (Special Olympics)

July 18, 2019 Press

On 18 July, 20 Special Olympics USA representatives including athletes, coaches and Unified partners were invited to the White House by President Donald J. Trump to congratulate and recognize them for their accomplishments at the Special Olympics World Games Abu...


Special Olympics athlete finds stride in cross country running (TMJ4)

July 16, 2019 Press

Marquis Garner 39, found his stride and is out-running anyone who tells  him he can’t do something because of his autism.   “I had a hard time fitting in with mainstream society. I got cut from my basketball team, so...


Celebrating 50 Years of Unity and Empowerment

July 5, 2018 Events, Press

The spark that became today’s Special Olympics movement was ignited at the first 1968 International Summer Games in Chicago, Illinois. Five decades later, Special Olympics is returning to Chicago to launch the year-long global Special Olympics 50th Anniversary celebrations this July. Starting July...



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