Night with the Brewers Welcomes SOWI Community

September 26, 2022 Events, Press

Hundreds of Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes, coaches, families, volunteers, Board members, and staff from around the state were welcomed to American Family Field as the Brewers hosted the New York Mets, Monday, Sept. 19, courtesy the Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation....


SOWI Announces Sport Season Changes

September 8, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

New four-season model will debut January 2023 Jason Blank, Vice President of Sports & Health Programs, announced a minor shift for Special Olympics Wisconsin sports programming. “Three years ago, Special Olympics Wisconsin created a committee to evaluate our Sport Seasons,”...


Packers Recognize SOWI at Annual Give Back Game

August 22, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Preseason game honored Special Olympics Wisconsin for its 50-year history in creating inclusive communities across Wisconsin.  The Green Bay Packers recognized Special Olympics Wisconsin as the nonprofit honoree for the Packers Give Back Game on Friday, Aug. 19. The preseason...


SOWI Welcomes Fello to BOD; Four to Staff

August 17, 2022 Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin welcomed four to its statewide staff, bolstering nearly every department as the organization continues its 50th Anniversary celebration in 2022. In addition to the naming of Chad Hershner as Special Olympics Wisconsin’s newest President & CEO in...


Celebration Games Commemorate 50 Years of Changing Lives

August 8, 2022 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Thousands of Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes, coaches, volunteers, and fans converged on Carroll University in Waukesha for the 50th Anniversary Celebration Games July 29-31. Uniting more than 1,500 athletes, unified partners, and coaches representing 81 local program agencies from across...


Neenah Trio Makes Lifelong Connections through Youth Leadership Experience

June 28, 2022 Events, Press

The following feature comes to Special Olympics Wisconsin from Jenni Oeftger, Alicia Langlois, and Annabelle Hodges of Neenah Public Schools who represented Team Wisconsin at the Youth Leadership Experience coinciding with the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando. —...


Team Wisconsin Goes for Gold at 2022 USA Games

June 22, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

In a whirlwind week of celebration, camaraderie, and competition, Team Wisconsin certainly took the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, Fla., by storm. Medals were claimed—39 to be exact—numerous personal bests were set, and the delegation of nearly 100...


Chris Tarmann Carries Torch for 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

June 3, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Lit in Chicago, the iconic torch will make its way to Walt Disney World for the games June 5-12 The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs, debuted the Final Leg of the multi-state, two-week tour of...


SOWI Awarded Unified Champion City Schools Grant

June 1, 2022 Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin was awarded a $10,000 grant from Bader Philanthropies, Inc. to support its Unified Champion City Schools (UCCS) program, the organization announced late this spring. SOWI selected Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) as the target district for this UCCS...



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