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...


Dr. Kellye Knueppel Honored with Golisano Health Leadership Award

April 24, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

MADISON, Wis. – Longtime advocate and Special Olympics Wisconsin Opening Eyes® Clinical Director Dr. Kellye Knueppel was selected as a recipient of the 2023 Golisano Health Leadership Award. Created to recognize health champions’ extraordinary efforts, this award is the highest...


Ballin’ Badgers Earn Sportsmanship Honor at NIRSA Basketball Championship

April 24, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Special Olympics Wisconsin Unified Champion Schools program sent a team representing Badgers for Special Olympics and their unified partners from University of Wisconsin-Madison to the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) basketball championships April 14-16. The...


Figueroa, Reetz, Schimmers Join SOWI Board of Directors

April 24, 2023 Blog, Featured, Press

MADISON, Wis. – Chad Figueroa, Jon Reetz, and Heather Schimmers have been appointed to the Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) Board of Directors. The trio completes a 26-person Board of Directors representing an array of professionals in sports, finance, law, healthcare,...


Admirals’ Stastney Named OUR TEAM Player Ambassador

March 31, 2023 Blog, Featured, Press

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Admirals defenseman Spencer Stastney has been named the official OUR TEAM Player Ambassador for Special Olympics Wisconsin this season, both organizations announced. “It is truly an honor for me to partner with Special Olympics Wisconsin,” Stastney said....


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...


Casper Tabbed to Lead LETR State Council 

February 28, 2023 Blog, Press

Lori Casper, recently retired Deputy of the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, has been tabbed as the next Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin (LETR) Council State Director. “I am honored to carry the next torch for this incredible...


Four SOWI Athletes & Coaches Named to Special Olympics USA Team

January 19, 2023 Blog, Events, Press

201 Athletes, Coaches, and Staff to Represent the United States at Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 Special Olympics USA is proud to announce that it will send a 201-member delegation to represent the United States at the Special Olympics...


SOWI Announces Return of the YAC

January 9, 2023 Blog, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin has named its statewide selections to the Youth Activation Committee, making its initial return since the pre-COVID-19 pandemic era. The Youth Activation Committee (YAC) consists of youth from ages 14 to 18 from across the state, both...



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