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...


18th Annual Truck Convoy Raises Funds, Awareness for SOWI

September 21, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Hundreds of truck drivers from across Wisconsin teamed up with law enforcement on Saturday, September 17 for the 18th Annual Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Wisconsin, presented by Kriete Truck Centers. Traveling together from Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac...


Mentzel, Frandsen Honored as LETR Dale Brunner Hall of Fame Awardees

September 20, 2022 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Jason Mentzel & Chuck Frandsen awarded prestigious Special Olympics Wisconsin service honor Captain Jason Mentzel of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections – Oakhill Correctional Institution and Officer Chuck Frandsen of the City of La Crosse Police Department were named respective...


Introducing Athlete Convoy Marshal: Travis Stuckart

September 12, 2022

If you asked Manitowoc native Travis Stuckart 32 years ago when he started Special Olympics if he would coach a National team at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, he would tell you “you’re crazy!”. Ask him today, and he...


Dunkin’, LETR Cop on a Rooftop Raises $50,000

August 24, 2022 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Local law enforcement took to the roofs on Friday, August, 19 at more than 40 Dunkin’ locations across Wisconsin for the 10th annual Cop on a Rooftop. Through this event, Dunkin’ and the Law Enforcement Torch Run together raised more...


Packers Recognize SOWI at Annual Give Back Game

August 22, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Preseason game honored Special Olympics Wisconsin for its 50-year history in creating inclusive communities across Wisconsin.  The Green Bay Packers recognized Special Olympics Wisconsin as the nonprofit honoree for the Packers Give Back Game on Friday, Aug. 19. The preseason...


Team Wisconsin Goes for Gold at 2022 USA Games

June 22, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

In a whirlwind week of celebration, camaraderie, and competition, Team Wisconsin certainly took the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, Fla., by storm. Medals were claimed—39 to be exact—numerous personal bests were set, and the delegation of nearly 100...


Chris Tarmann Carries Torch for 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

June 3, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Lit in Chicago, the iconic torch will make its way to Walt Disney World for the games June 5-12 The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs, debuted the Final Leg of the multi-state, two-week tour of...


SOWI Awarded Unified Champion City Schools Grant

June 1, 2022 Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin was awarded a $10,000 grant from Bader Philanthropies, Inc. to support its Unified Champion City Schools (UCCS) program, the organization announced late this spring. SOWI selected Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) as the target district for this UCCS...



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