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January 30, 2018 • Featured, Press
Kenosha Police Officer Kate Schaper didn’t expect volunteering at her first Special Olympics Wisconsin event to change her life. Nine years ago, Schaper volunteered to hand out awards while in uniform at a Racine competition, but she wasn’t having a...
January 25, 2018 • Blog, Featured
About nine years ago, when Kenosha Police Officer Kate Schaper agreed to attend her first Special Olympics Wisconsin event to hand out awards, little did she know the experience would change her life forever. And in fact, the life-changing experience...
January 5, 2018 • Blog, Featured
As we all know and recently experienced, the holidays can be a tough time to stay in shape. Cakes, candies and cookies are seemingly everywhere and constantly within reach. It’s no coincidence that the most common New Year’s Resolution is...
November 28, 2017 • Blog, Featured
SOWI volunteer Jahlieh Gardipee is a true Jill of all trades. She’s a special education teacher at Columbus High School, where she has turned the school into one of the model Unified Champion School (UCS) programs in Wisconsin as the...
November 3, 2017 • Blog, Featured
In addition to being tons of fun, this bowling season has been a great opportunity for the members of the Team Wisconsin bowling squad to prepare for the 2018 USA Games in Seattle. The SOWI bowling season began October 14...
October 19, 2017 • Featured, Press
MILWAUKEE — Michael Poll is well-known around Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus. He spends hours on the court, field and sidelines, his cognitive disabilities unmatched by his love of life, sport and people.
October 3, 2017 • Blog, Events, Featured
On Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30, 2017 three of the eight members of Team Wisconsin’s swim team for the 2018 USA Games attended a screening of the film Swim Team at the Milwaukee Film Festival. SOWI was a...
September 28, 2017 • Blog, Events
Last week, following a very successful USA Games Selection Camp, selected athletes and Unified partners received the news that they were chosen to represent Team Wisconsin at the 2018 USA Games in Seattle, Washington. The USA Games will take place...
September 22, 2017 • Featured, Press
OSHKOSH, Wis. – For most high school students, seeing a police officer come into your classroom is scary. But for one Oshkosh North junior Thursday, it was actually the opposite.