Summer Games 2024 Wraps up at Whitewater

June 14, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Nearly 1,400 cornhole, powerlifting, soccer, tennis, and track & field athletes from across the state converged on the campus of UW-Whitewater Thursday through Saturday, June 6-8, for the 2024 Special Olympics Wisconsin Summer Games. It was the largest multi-sport games...


Athlete Health Messenger Pays it Forward

June 12, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

From needing care to training care providers, Athlete Health Messenger program brings athlete voice to inclusive health focus.  Back in February, we featured a story about an athlete who received much-needed dental care after visiting the Special Smiles program at...


Opening Eyes® Provides a Clear Vision for SOWI Athletes

May 1, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Imagine training for months or years to qualify for the swimming competition of a lifetime. All those hours, all those practices. You get up on the block awaiting the starting gun as you gaze out toward the pool and see...


Special Smiles Trio Honored with Golisano Health Award

May 1, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Dr. Tammy Boudry, Dr. Robb Warren, and Delta Dental of Wisconsin Foundation receive distinguished health honor Three incredible Special Smiles© health care providers and community partners were awarded with Special Olympics Wisconsin’s 2024 Golisano Health Leadership Award. Dr. Tammy Boudry,...


Basketball, Swimming Compete at SOWI Spring Games

April 22, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Nearly 900 basketball and swimming athletes from across the state converged on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh April 12-14 for the Special Olympics Wisconsin Spring Games. For the second straight year, the Spring Games featured spirited competition in 3v3...


Packers Give Back Awards SOWI $250,000 Impact Grant

April 15, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Grant will help fund healthy athlete screenings, updated equipment and enhanced training for coaches Green Bay Packers Give Back has awarded a $250,000 Impact Grant to Special Olympics Wisconsin, announcing the news with a surprise check presentation last Saturday, when...


SOWI Announces 2024 Games Locations

January 12, 2024 Events, Featured, Press

Wausau, Oshkosh, Whitewater, Wisconsin Dells welcome back State Games Special Olympics Wisconsin announced its 2024 competition slate, highlighted by a return to Wausau, Oshkosh, Whitewater, and Wisconsin Dells for its seasonal tournament series. The greater Wausau area will welcome around...


2023 Summer Games a Smash at UW-Whitewater

June 22, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Nearly 1,200 athletes from across the state were welcomed to compete in the 2023 Special Olympics Wisconsin Summer Games on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The Summer Games featured competition in Athletics (Track & Field), Cornhole, Powerlifting (supported by...


Kaczmarski, Tarmann Honored as 2023 LETR Dale Brunner Hall of Fame Awardees

June 15, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Shari Kaczmarski and Chris Tarmann awarded prestigious Special Olympics Wisconsin service honor Dane County Deputy Shari Kaczmarski and Acting Chief of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Police Department Chris Tarmann were named 2023 recipients of the Dale Brunner Hall of Fame Award,...



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