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...


Ferrall, Kassens, Krebs, Kuklinski Join SOWI Staff

July 31, 2023 Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin announced the addition of four new staff members in 2023, bringing a variety of experience and bolstering programs and fundraising staffs for the statewide organization. Kaytlin Kassens assumed the role of Athletic Director for Regions 2 &...


SOWI’s Stuckart named to USALC

July 24, 2023 Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin Athlete Leader and Manitowoc native Travis Stuckart has been named to the U.S. Athlete Leadership Council (USALC), representing the North Central Region. He was welcomed to this two-year term at an inauguration meeting this July. The USALC...


World Games Berlin Offers Medals & Memories for SOWI

June 30, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin was well-represented at Special Olympics World Games Berlin this June, sending a strong contingency of athletes, coaches, and support staff representing Team Special Olympics USA. Medals were won, memories were made, and an incredible experience for all...


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...


FMFC Inks Unified Team 2.0 on Signing Day

May 30, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Twenty-two Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes and unified partners signed on the dotted line this month, announcing Year Two of the Forward Madison Football Club Unified Team. This year’s Flamingos represent the local agencies in Madison, Sun Prairie, Columbus, Oregon, Silver...


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...



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