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...

DHS Awards $191K to SOWI Inclusive Health

July 31, 2023 Blog, Press

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has awarded Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) $191,000 to expand its Inclusive Health program. This grant is part of a statewide effort intended to improve Medicaid home and community-based services that help older adults...

2023 Summer Games a Smash at UW-Whitewater

June 22, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Nearly 1,200 athletes from across the state were welcomed to compete in the 2023 Special Olympics Wisconsin Summer Games on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The Summer Games featured competition in Athletics (Track & Field), Cornhole, Powerlifting (supported by...

Kaczmarski, Tarmann Honored as 2023 LETR Dale Brunner Hall of Fame Awardees

June 15, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Shari Kaczmarski and Chris Tarmann awarded prestigious Special Olympics Wisconsin service honor Dane County Deputy Shari Kaczmarski and Acting Chief of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Police Department Chris Tarmann were named 2023 recipients of the Dale Brunner Hall of Fame Award,...

Athlete Health Messengers Advocate for Inclusive Health

May 31, 2023 Blog, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin Athlete Health Messengers representing all corners of the state toured with SOWI President & CEO Chad Hershner to numerous budget hearing sessions across the Badger State this spring, advocating for inclusive health programming. A component of Global...

11th Annual Cop on a Rooftop raises $68K for SOWI athletes

May 25, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Local law enforcement took to the roofs at 65 Dunkin’ locations across Wisconsin on Friday, May 19 for the 11th annual Cop on a Rooftop. Through this event, Dunkin’ and the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin (LETR)...

Spring Games Crowns Champions, Celebrates Spirit of Competition

April 24, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

OSHKOSH, Wis. – Nearly 800 basketball and swimming athletes representing 81 local programs from across the state converged on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Friday through Sunday, April 14-16, for the inaugural Special Olympics Wisconsin Spring Games. The Spring...

Wener to Represent Wisconsin LETR at World Games 2023 Final Leg

March 28, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

BERLIN, Germany — Joel Wener of the Pepin County Sheriff’s Office has been selected to represent Wisconsin at the 2023 Special Olympics World Games Berlin Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg. Wener will take part in the international Torch Run...

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...

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