Four SOWI Athletes & Coaches Named to Special Olympics USA Team

January 19, 2023 Blog, Events, Press

201 Athletes, Coaches, and Staff to Represent the United States at Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 Special Olympics USA is proud to announce that it will send a 201-member delegation to represent the United States at the Special Olympics...


12 Days of SOWI

December 14, 2022 Blog, Featured

Join us as we celebrate “12 Days of SOWI” this holiday season! For the third straight year we highlight our talented athletes, coaches, volunteers, community partners, and the many other wonderful people who help make our tight-knit SOWI community so...


Boudry Dental Welcomes SOWI Give Athletes a Smile Event

September 27, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Twenty-two Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes received free oral care compliments of Boudry Dental in Fond du Lac as part of Special Olympics Gives Athletes a Smile Day on Friday, September 23. After all integral cleanings, fillings, extractions, and x-rays had...


18th Annual Truck Convoy Raises Funds, Awareness for SOWI

September 21, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Hundreds of truck drivers from across Wisconsin teamed up with law enforcement on Saturday, September 17 for the 18th Annual Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Wisconsin, presented by Kriete Truck Centers. Traveling together from Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac...


Mentzel, Frandsen Honored as LETR Dale Brunner Hall of Fame Awardees

September 20, 2022 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Jason Mentzel & Chuck Frandsen awarded prestigious Special Olympics Wisconsin service honor Captain Jason Mentzel of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections – Oakhill Correctional Institution and Officer Chuck Frandsen of the City of La Crosse Police Department were named respective...


SOWI Announces Sport Season Changes

September 8, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

New four-season model will debut January 2023 Jason Blank, Vice President of Sports & Health Programs, announced a minor shift for Special Olympics Wisconsin sports programming. “Three years ago, Special Olympics Wisconsin created a committee to evaluate our Sport Seasons,”...


Deb Moore-Gruenloh Honored as Volunteer of the Year at Governor’s Service Awards

June 22, 2022 Events, Press

Longtime Special Olympics Wisconsin coach, volunteer, and mentor Deb Moore-Gruenloh was honored as Northeast Wisconsin’s Volunteer of the Year at the prestigious 2022 Governor’s Service Awards ceremony in late May at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison. From Serve Wisconsin, host...


Chris Tarmann Carries Torch for 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

June 3, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Lit in Chicago, the iconic torch will make its way to Walt Disney World for the games June 5-12 The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs, debuted the Final Leg of the multi-state, two-week tour of...


Andrya Coutts Awarded WPPA Volunteer of the Year for SOWI

May 31, 2022 Events, Press

In light of National Police Week May 15-21, Special Olympics Wisconsin celebrated a special award recipient at the Wisconsin Professional Police Association Convention Banquet in Wisconsin Dells in late April. Specialist Niki Nelson, City of Waukesha Police Department and State...



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