Special Smiles Earns 2022 Delta Dental of Wisconsin Foundation Grant

May 9, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Special Smiles® program was named a grant recipient from Delta Dental of Wisconsin Foundation this spring. The award, totaling $40,000, is to be implemented for programming throughout the 2022 calendar year. Special Smiles provides dental screenings, personal...


Special Driver Awarded Special Truck

May 3, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

In acknowledgement of her many industry and community accomplishments, professional truck driver Carmen Anderson today was presented with the keys to a new Volvo VNL760 70” sleeper specially wrapped to help raise awareness of Special Olympics. The handover event was...


SOWI Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 18, 2022 Events, Featured

The National Volunteer Week theme for 2022, “Volunteering Is Empathy In Action,” affirms the strong connection between volunteerism and empathy. This profoundly human connection is at the heart of healthier individuals and stronger communities. Volunteers play an incredibly vital role...


SOWI, Pro Sports Organizations Announce OUR TEAM Initiative

April 6, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin, in collaboration with the Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Admirals, and Green Bay Packers, announced OUR TEAM—a first-of-its-kind initiative to celebrate inclusion across sport—at a press conference Wednesday, April 6, at Fiserv Forum. OUR TEAM is designed...


SOWI, Auto Show “Let It Ride” to Celebrate Inclusion

March 23, 2022 Events, Press

The Automobile Dealers Association of Metro Milwaukee (ADAMM) welcomed Special Olympics Wisconsin as an event partner at its annual Auto Show Gala at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee this February. The event, tabbed “Let It Ride: An Evening of Gambling...


Health & Education Focus of MedFest 2022

January 21, 2022 Events, Featured

Despite the current hold on many sports-related activities, Special Olympics Wisconsin and The Medical College of Wisconsin partnered to provide Milwaukee-area SOWI athletes a free sports physical at Columbia St. Mary’s Ascension Family Health Clinic in early January. Typically coined...


Tom Golisano Gifts $30 Million to Special Olympics to Expand Critical Health Services Globally for People with Intellectual Disabilities

September 22, 2021 Blog, Featured, Press

Madison, WI, September 22, 2021 – Special Olympics International announced last week that it has received its largest single private gift in the organization’s 53-year history. Tom Golisano, Paychex founder, philanthropist and father of a son with an intellectual disability (ID),...


‘More than a medal:’ Special Olympics continues Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s fight for societal inclusion

August 30, 2021 Blog, Featured

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: ‘More than a medal:’ Special Olympics continues Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s fight for societal inclusion Loretta Claiborne said she was used to being unseen growing up in the 1960s. She was a Black girl who loved to...


The Differences Between The Olympics, Paralympics And Special Olympics

August 30, 2021 Blog, Featured

Treisman, Rachel. “The Differences between the Olympics, Paralympics and Special Olympics.” NPR, NPR, 24 Aug. 2021, www.npr.org/2021/08/24/1030630925/olympics-paralympics-special-olympics-difference. Fireworks are seen above the Olympic Stadium on August 24, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan, during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic...



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