International Tennis Federation and Special Olympics announce strategic alliance

September 1, 2016

The International Tennis Federation and Special Olympics today announced an agreement for long-term strategic, cooperative support. “The ITF is very pleased to partner with Special Olympics and be a small part of the important work that they do every day...


Special Olympics athletes flood the flood for 2016 Special Olympics Softball Invitational

August 22, 2016

SALEM (WSLS 10) – Hundreds of people travel into the Roanoke Valley for the weekend. It’s all for the 2016 Special Olympics Softball Invitational taking place in Salem and Botetourt. It’s where Special Olympic athletes of all ages get to...


Vermont to host Special Olympics USA World Games Training Camp

June 15, 2016

210 Athletes and Coaches Representing U.S. at 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games Coming to Vermont in December to Prepare Killington, VT — Special Olympics USA is proud to announce Killington, Vermont as the site of its one and only team...


Manitowoc woman going to Special Olympics World Winter Games

March 29, 2016

Heidi Van Abel rarely leaves Wisconsin. She’s never been on an airplane and doesn’t have a friend from another country … yet. A year from now, that all will change when the 34-year-old Manitowoc woman travels 4,500 miles to Austria to...


One Year to go Until Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 in Austria – Special Olympics Wisconsin to Send 3 Athlete to Represent Team USA

March 14, 2016

Madison, Wisconsin, 14 March 2016 – The countdown is on! In exactly one year from today, the Special Olympics World Winter Games, being held in Austria, will get underway and 3 athletes from Special Olympics Wisconsin will be there representing...


SOWI Athlete, Daina Shilts, to Compete at the 2016 Winter X-Games

October 27, 2015

Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) athlete Daina Shilts, of Neillsville, was recently invited back to compete in Unified Snowboarding at the 2016 Winter X-Games to be held in Aspen, Colorado January 28-31. Earlier this year was the first time the event hosted...


Hoofers Embarks on a Nautical, All-Inclusive Journey

August 31, 2015

The sun rises on Lake Mendota as Michael Beil, a quadriplegic, takes on a new adventure. The Hoofers Sailing program has given Michael the opportunity to sail alongside an instructor as part of their adaptive membership. Michael is the first...


Meet Athlete Coach Peter!

February 19, 2015

For the past four years, Peter Annis has stepped into a different role in Special Olympics Wisconsin—he serves as an athlete coach for Shepherds Warhawks basketball team, guiding his team on the court with hands-on drills and teaching them basic...


Local Athlete to Participate at X Games in Aspen

January 5, 2015

As one of only 10 Special Olympics athletes, Wisconsin’s own Daina Shilts, 24, was chosen to participate in Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Races as part of this year’s X Games in Aspen, Colorado on Thursday, January 22 from 3:00 –...



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