Special Olympics Wisconsin and Gigi’s Playhouse come together for Young Athletes

March 29, 2019 Blog, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin is partnering with GiGi’s Playhouse in Wausau beginning this fall to help provide young children opportunities to grow through Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Young Athletes programming. Young Athletes is a sport and play program for children ages 2-10...


Trip to Admirals game is the perfect way to cap off a great Young Athletes start

February 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

The New Berlin Young Athletes program finished off an exciting first year with a trip to a Milwaukee Admirals game, where they also got to greet the players before the game.  “It was amazing to see Special Olympics promoted at...


Markgraf Sports & Leadership Academy teams up with Special Olympics Wisconsin for Unified sports day

May 18, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – Markgraf Sports & Leadership Academy (MSLA) is joining forces with Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) to bring campers of MSLA’s innovative soccer camp together with SOWI athletes for a fun day of Unified soccer and track events this...


New Indoor Sports Tournament Format Stokes Hoop Dreams

March 28, 2017

Special Olympics Wisconsin’s State Indoor Sports Tournament will be unveiling a new format next month at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh that focuses on bringing 20 additional basketball teams to the tournament. Although the Indoor Sports Tournament has been taking place...


Featured Family-The Dohertys

December 16, 2014

As children of a former professional soccer player, Ava, Bailey and Cole Doherty are natural athletes. Bailey, 5, was born with Down syndrome and loves to climb, run and jump. That's just her personality. She plays with her older sister Ava, 7, and younger brother Cole,...


Special Olympics Young Athletes at Marquette Helfaer Recreation Center

June 2, 2014

During the 2013-2014 school year, 425 elementary school children in Milwaukee with and without intellectual disabilities participated in Special Olympics Young Athletes™ to improve their sports skills such as walking, running, balancing and jumping, trapping and catching, throwing and kicking. ...


NEW: Young Athletes IM Program

December 30, 2013

In partnership with the Michael Phelps Foundation, Special Olympics now has an aquatics program for our littlest athletes! The new Young Athletes IM Program provides family members and instructors with activities to introduce Young Athletes to water while helping them...


Gold Medal Gymnast lends support to the 2013 edition of Toys “R” Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids

August 28, 2013

On August 22, Toys“R”Us, Inc. announced the release of the 2013 Toys“R”Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids®, an easy-to-use toy selection resource for those who know, love and shop for children with special needs. This annual, complimentary shopping guide is...


Featured Young Athlete: Traigh Bowlin

August 28, 2013

When Traigh Bowlin was born, he barely tipped the scale at 4 pounds, 10 ounces. In addition to his already fragile frame, Traigh was diagnosed with bilateral club feet and an anomaly in his brain which causes a language disorder...



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