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...


From the USA Games to the Half Marathon World Championships

November 26, 2018 Blog, Featured

Two accomplished Special Olympics Wisconsin runners traveled to Portugal last month to compete in the 2018 INAS Athletics Half Marathon World Championships. Tyler Wigington of Middleton and Colton Lohrenz of Oneida traveled more than 4,000 miles for the October 21 event...


Local Special Olympics coach prepares for World Games in Abu Dhabi (WSAW)

November 5, 2018 Featured, Press

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) — A 313-member delegation from the United States will be traveling to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, to represent our country in the Special Olympics World Games.


Milwaukee Sting bring first-class facilities and supporters to State Volleyball Tournament

October 30, 2018 Blog, Featured

For the second year in a row, more than 300 Special Olympics athletes and countless supporters will be taking over the Milwaukee Sting Center for the Special Olympics Wisconsin State Volleyball Tournament this weekend. The volleyball players of Special Olympics...


Coach’s spotlight: “I had made 100 genuine friends in just one day”

October 30, 2018 Blog, Featured

Cat Cornelius and Dylan Nowicki are partners who coach together for La Crosse Parks & Rec (6-36). After being impressed by their coaching and the camaraderie they shared with their players at the State Flag Football Tournament last month, we asked...



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