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...


SOWI Delegation Advocates for Inclusion via Virtual Capitol Hill Day

March 15, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes, organization leaders, and Unified Champion School partners from across the Badger State engaged virtually on February 9 and 10 for Special Olympics’ annual “Capitol Hill Day.” SOWI athlete and Marshfield native Heather Holland joined SOWI Unified...


Frank, Mayer, Olson Join SOWI Board of Directors

February 18, 2022 Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors. Milwaukee-area Special Olympics Wisconsin Athlete Rachel Frank, Robert W. Baird Investment Analyst Allie Mayer, and Village of DeForest Chief of Police Jim Olson assumed their...


Team Wisconsin, Capitol Hill Day Ambassadors Become Global Messengers

February 16, 2022 Events, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin Unified Leadership welcomed 62 new SOWI athletes as Global Messengers this January. Providing an important and complementary training to the physical at-home workouts for many Team Wisconsin athletes, this Global Messenger program helped many SOWI athletes embark...


SOWI Welcomes Six to Staff; Wigington Assumes Interim President/CEO

January 20, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin welcomed six new faces to its statewide staff, bolstering nearly every department as the organization celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2022. Additionally, former Vice President of Sports & Health Programs Don Wigington assumed the title of Interim...


SOWI Regions 7 & 8 Relocate to Brookfield

December 20, 2021 Press

We’ve Moved! Special Olympics Wisconsin has relocated our Regions 7 & 8 office to Bishops Woods Business Park in Brookfield. Our new address is: 375 Bishops Way Ste. 201 Brookfield, WI 53005 Additionally, below is a list of updated phone...


Special Olympics Wisconsin Awarded DHS Community Outreach Grant

December 9, 2021 Featured, Press

Funds will help individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) obtain knowledge and access to vaccinations. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced $8.1 million in grants has been awarded to organizations across the state to promote health equity in COVID-19...


Inaugural Culver’s Isthmus Bowl Comes to Madison; Features Special Olympics Wisconsin

November 15, 2021 Events, Featured

New College Bowl Game Features Top Division III Football Teams from Regional Conferences Every college football team dreams of a postseason bowl game and this fall, the dream will be a reality for two small college powerhouses when the inaugural...


Dane County Awards Nearly $5 Million in COVID Relief Grants to 183 Local Nonprofits

September 21, 2021 Blog, Featured, Press

  MADISON, Wis., September 14, 2021 – Many Dane County nonprofit organizations that faced financial strain in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic just received some welcome assistance from the County. Today, Madison Community Foundation (MCF) and Dane County Executive...



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