Volunteer Spotlight: Portage County Youth Soccer

May 30, 2019 Blog, Featured

(For more information on how you can volunteer for Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Summer Games June 6-8, visit our Summer Games Volunteer Page) The hard work and dedication of Special Olympics volunteers does not go unnoticed. Events such as the upcoming...


40 years of Summer Games in Stevens Point

May 30, 2019 Blog, Events

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Summer Games at UW-Stevens Point, we asked athletes and fans from the Stevens Point Area YMCA agency about what Special Olympics and the Summer Games mean to them. Here are some of...


Annual State Indoor Sports Tournament Returns to UW-Oshkosh

April 2, 2019 Blog, Events

Special Olympics Wisconsin’s State Indoor Sports Tournament will be returning to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s Kolf Sports Center this weekend for some exciting basketball action. Special Olympics Wisconsin’s annual state basketball tournament will include 56 traditional teams playing in a...


A trip of a lifetime for two West Allis pals

March 29, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

On March 14th-21st 2019, the Special Olympics World Games were hosted in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Two Special Olympics Wisconsin representatives, athlete Ryan Knodl and unified partner Ken Kuemmerlein, both from West Allis, represented Special Olympics USA in unified...


West Allis Unified golfers are prepared for the trip of their lifetime

February 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

With Wisconsin being Wisconsin and all, it’s been a little difficult for Special Olympics athlete Ryon Knodl and his unified golf partner, Ken Kuemmerlein, to get a lot of practice in lately for the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi...


There’s never a bad time to give a new sport a shot

February 8, 2019 Blog, Featured

While most of the 140 athletes at this weekend’s State Winter Games in Wausau are seasoned vets in winter sports, there will be plenty of athletes experiencing the unique thrill of Winter Games competition for the first time this year....


Mother and daughter team up to Play Unified at World Games Abu Dhabi

January 30, 2019 Blog, Featured

This March, Patricia Pipkorn and her daughter Joanna Stein of Green Bay will be taking a trip unlike one they’ve ever gone on. They’ll be flying to Abu Dhabi to participate in the 2019 Special Olympics World Games. The mother-daughter...


Micah Gumness to Play Unified during NBA All-Star Weekend

January 29, 2019 Blog, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Micah Gumness of Pickett was among 12 Special Olympics athletes from around the world selected to compete in the 8th Annual NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports® Game on Friday, February 15th, 2019 in Charlotte, North...


Officer Wangnoss’ LETR work takes him abroad for a Final Leg and an Abu Dhabi Dip

January 9, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

When most people in Wisconsin start thinking about the Polar Plunge around this time of year, the last things that come to mind are hot sand and palm trees. But for one Wisconsin police officer, that’s exactly what a very unique...



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