Spread the Word for Inclusion all month long with SOWI

February 26, 2021 Blog, Events

Join us during the whole month of March as we highlight the Spread the Word >> Inclusion campaign and signal to our fellow Wisconsinites that inclusion is way forward. This annual partnership between Special Olympics, Best Buddies International and supporters...


Marquette dental students’ video makes athletes more comfortable at the dentist

February 26, 2021 Blog, Featured

Earlier this month, students in Marquette University’s School of Dentistry produced a fantastic video geared toward Special Olympics athletes to help them feel more comfortable while visiting the dentist. The video came from students in the program’s Special Care Dentistry...


Plunger Profile: RENEW 159

February 25, 2021 Blog, Events, Featured

For our committed Polar Plungers like those with RENEW 159, the changes brought about this year due to the pandemic were not going to get in their way of supporting Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes. Even though they didn’t get to...


Winter Games help the Power brothers chase down Special Olympics spirit

February 25, 2021 Blog, Featured

For the 35 athletes who competed in the 2021 Winter Games in Wausau on February 20, it was a long time coming. For most of them, it was their first in-person Special Olympics event in roughly a year. Most of...


Athlete Keira Thompson launches career as author

February 24, 2021 Blog, Featured

As the COVID pandemic began to upend life as we knew it last spring and provided some people with extra time on their hands, many of us made resolutions to tackle new hobbies or big projects. For Special Olympics Wisconsin...


Wisconsin pro sports making an impact on the Board of Directors

January 29, 2021 Blog, Featured

With the recent addition of Leslie Stachowiak, the Director of Business Communications for the Milwaukee Brewers, the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Wisconsin is now lucky to be represented by four of the major professional sports teams in the...


Introducing our new Fitness Competition

January 29, 2021 Blog

Beginning this February, athletes and Unified partners will have a fun new way to compete in different fitness exercises and measure overall performance levels through our new Fitness Competition. The Fitness Competition can be held virtually/at-home or at in-person practices...


Cindy Bentley helps kick off Young Athletes Storytime

January 29, 2021 Blog, Featured

Longtime Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Cindy Bentley helped kick off a new initiative when she served as the inaugural athlete reader for our new Young Athletes Storytime on January 26. During the virtual session conducted via Zoom, Bentley read Sneezy...


The LETR gets creative for Plunge season

January 29, 2021 Blog, Events, Featured

The Law Enforcement Torch Run committee for the Madison Polar Plunge kicked off a unique Plunge season with a fun and rather unusual DIY Plunge on January 23 in Verona. Their friends at the Verona Fire Department helped to make...



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