Two Local Golfers to Represent Wisconsin at the Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament in New Jersey

October 18, 2013

More than 180 golfers from 23 Special Olympics North America programs will compete in the 14th annual Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway, N.J., Oct. 17-20, 2013, including two...


Athletes Step off the Playing Field and onto the Sidelines to Become Coaches

October 9, 2013

On Saturday, October 5, Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) athletes from across the state stepped off the playing field and onto the sidelines for a one-day Athletes as Coaches workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Jerome’s School (1550...


New SOWI Program Unites Athlete and Volunteer

October 8, 2013

Eighteen-year-old Tyler Wigington from Madison, Wisconsin loves to run, not only in Special Olympics Wisconsin events, but also in his community. This summer, he tied his sneakers and hit the road four times a week, training for the Waunafest 10-Mile...


Special Olympics Wisconsin Athletes Triumphant at the 2013 State Outdoor Sports Tournament

August 28, 2013

Nearly 1,000 Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) athletes competed at the 2013 State Outdoor Sports Tournament (OST) on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 at Carroll University, the Moor Downs Golf Course and the Saratoga Softball Complex in Waukesha. Hundreds...


U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama Will Serve as Honorary Chairs of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games

August 28, 2013

On July 30, 2013, Mayor Eric Garcetti today extended his support for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles and announced that President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have committed to serving as Honorary Chairs of...


Cheering on Powerlifting Champion Luke Leohner at the State Summer Games!

June 28, 2013

“He had the whole gym cheering for him…‘Luke! Luke! Luke! Luke! It was just amazing,” said Jeff Leohner proudly reflecting on his son Luke’s hefty achievements at the Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) State Summer Games. Loud and excited fans packed...


Donald Driver Charity Softball Game Raises $10,000 for Special Olympics Wisconsin

June 27, 2013

More than 9,000 fans packed the Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton for the 2013 Donald Driver Charity Softball Game on Sunday, June 16. Among the crowd were Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) athletes Nick Smithback and MaCayla Best who accepted a...


Wisconsin Knights of Columbus Commits to be a 2014 USA Games Partner

June 27, 2013

“Any person who has attended the State Summer Games Opening Ceremony understands why we support Special Olympics Wisconsin. The enthusiasm of the athletes is tremendous,” said John Benisch, Knights of Columbus State Coordinator. For years, the Knights of Columbus have...


2013 Summer Games Results & Photos

June 12, 2013

Nearly 2,000 Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) athletes participated in the 2013 State Summer Games on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Coaches, volunteers and fans traveled from across the state to cheer on...



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