Help us send Team Wisconsin off in style!

June 22, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

In just over a week, Team Wisconsin will be traveling to Seattle to represent the Badger State in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. But before they depart, a celebratory send-off is in order! Friday, June 29  | 5-7 pm...


Daina Shilts named ESPN’s Special Olympics Analyst for USA Games

June 20, 2018 Events, Featured, Press

ESPN announced yesterday that Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Daina Shilts will make her debut with the network as the Special Olympics Analyst throughout the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games from Seattle. Daina’s and ESPN’s coverage of the 2018 Special Olympics...


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.


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 2018 USA Games will be extra special for the Franks

March 1, 2018 Blog, Featured

For the 54 SOWI athletes and Unified partners heading to Seattle for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in July, it goes without saying the week of competition and festivities is going to be a special time for them. But for two...


Checking out the other side of the ice for Team Wisconsin

February 16, 2018 Blog, Featured

It makes sense that hockey players would be well suited to the Polar Plunge. There’s no doubting their toughness or their comfort with ice and extreme temperatures. So naturally, some members of Madison’s hockey community have been plunging together in the...


SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Walhovd, Woodard to represent Team Wisconsin in 2018 USA Games (Portage Daily Register)

February 14, 2018 Featured, Press

Sofia Walhovd and Steve Woodard of The Arc Greater Columbia County have been selected as members of the Team Wisconsin in swimming for the upcoming 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, which will take place July 1-6 in Seattle.


Team Wisconsin is ready to tackle the 2018 USA Games

January 31, 2018 Blog, Featured

Now that we’re well into the new year, it’s time for Special Olympics Wisconsin to turn its eyes toward the 2018 USA Games in Seattle, Washington. And this year’s USA Games are extra special because we’re also celebrating Special Olympics’...



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