Dexter Family Overcomes Hardships at Summer Games through Swimming

June 14, 2018 Blog, Featured

Cindy Dexter and her daughter, Chance, geared up for their swim relay at the State Summer Games while Cindy’s husband, Mark, watched on with their other daughter Kaylee, Chance’s twin. The freestyle relay is an event Kaylee was used to...


2018 Summer Games Fast Facts

June 1, 2018 Blog, Events

With the State Summer Games about to kick off, here are a few fun – maybe even essential – things to know before making your way to UW-Stevens Point for the biggest sports event of the year In 2018 SOWI...


Bill Semmens inducted into Janesville Sports Hall of Fame

June 1, 2018 Blog, Featured

“I want to thank all of the other inductees for what you did tonight. You all went over the time limit. I timed ya!” Bill Semmens joked as he held up a stopwatch to laughter in the crowd. But for...


A four-decade Strasser family tradition

June 1, 2018 Blog, Featured

The State Summer Games in Stevens Point is a family affair for many Wisconsin families, some of whom have looked forward to it for years as a summer tradition on par with the annual trip to the cabin in the...


Columbus students invited to Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle (Columbus Journal)

May 31, 2018 Featured, Press

Best friends Erica Patrick and Kira Janisch have shared a lot through the years, but in a few weeks, they will embark on an experience of a lifetime.


It’s the nose boy!

May 11, 2018 Blog, Featured

When new SOWI athlete Ethan Sallinen started basketball this year with the Door County Clippers, his mom Amanda was concerned that he might be in over his head – literally. On a court primarily filled with adults and teenagers in...


Kim’s swimming dreams will become a reality in Seattle

May 9, 2018 Blog, Featured

Kim Raatz has been a Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete since 1994 and she competes as a member of the North Suburban agency. She will be representing Wisconsin in swimming at the 2018 USA Games in Seattle this summer. Her mother, Sue, has...


The 100-day Countdown to the Special Olympics USA Games begins now!

March 23, 2018 Blog, Featured, Press

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – 100 days from today, 49 Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes and five Unified partners will begin their competition at the 2018 USA Games in Seattle, Washington. From July 1-6, Team Wisconsin will be competing in basketball, bocce,...


The annual State Indoor Sports Tournament Returns to UW-Oshkosh

March 7, 2018 Blog, Events, Press

MADISON, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Special Olympics Wisconsin’s State Indoor Sports Tournament will be returning to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on April 7 and 8 with some exciting new elements that will mean more basketball for more players. After some...



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