Athlete Health Messengers – Leaders in Wellness

June 20, 2024

To eliminate exclusion, we must involve everyone in crafting solutions to different problems. Individuals with intellectual disabilities are actively shaping our approach to healthcare. The Special Olympics Wisconsin Health Messenger program exemplifies this principle of inclusion. To enhance public health...


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...


Unified Soccer Series Enters Year Three

June 14, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes and unified partners attended Signing Day on June 11, announcing Year Three of the Unified Soccer Series’ Forward Madison Football Club Unified Team. This year’s Unified Flamingos represent local programs from West Madison, Sun Prairie, Columbus,...


Summer Games 2024 Wraps up at Whitewater

June 14, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Nearly 1,400 cornhole, powerlifting, soccer, tennis, and track & field athletes from across the state converged on the campus of UW-Whitewater Thursday through Saturday, June 6-8, for the 2024 Special Olympics Wisconsin Summer Games. It was the largest multi-sport games...


Basketball, Swimming Compete at SOWI Spring Games

April 22, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Nearly 900 basketball and swimming athletes from across the state converged on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh April 12-14 for the Special Olympics Wisconsin Spring Games. For the second straight year, the Spring Games featured spirited competition in 3v3...


Packers Give Back Awards SOWI $250,000 Impact Grant

April 15, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Grant will help fund healthy athlete screenings, updated equipment and enhanced training for coaches Green Bay Packers Give Back has awarded a $250,000 Impact Grant to Special Olympics Wisconsin, announcing the news with a surprise check presentation last Saturday, when...


SOWI Team Heads to D.C. for Capitol Hill Days

February 13, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin Athlete Annie Mulligan and Unified Partner Daisy Lang, along with SOWI President & CEO Chad Hershner and VP of Marketing & Communications Addie Teeters, represented SOWI in Washington, D.C. for Special Olympics’ annual Capitol Hill Day advocacy...


Polar Plunge Celebrates 25 Years

December 21, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin debuts 2024 Polar Plunge campaign with inclusive plunge, anniversary celebration Thousands of Special Olympics Wisconsin supporters across the state will be “Freezin’ for a Reason” at the 2024 Polar Plunge® for Special Olympics Wisconsin. This year’s slate...


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...



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