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...


UCS Announces 2022 Back-to-School Slate

August 30, 2022 Blog, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin Unified Champion Schools is kicking off another fun filled and busy school year! Empowering youth and educators to be leaders of change, UCS is looking to help schools create a more unified experience through Youth Leadership, Unified...


Dunkin’, LETR Cop on a Rooftop Raises $50,000

August 24, 2022 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Local law enforcement took to the roofs on Friday, August, 19 at more than 40 Dunkin’ locations across Wisconsin for the 10th annual Cop on a Rooftop. Through this event, Dunkin’ and the Law Enforcement Torch Run together raised more...


Celebration Games Commemorate 50 Years of Changing Lives

August 8, 2022 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Thousands of Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes, coaches, volunteers, and fans converged on Carroll University in Waukesha for the 50th Anniversary Celebration Games July 29-31. Uniting more than 1,500 athletes, unified partners, and coaches representing 81 local program agencies from across...


12 Days of SOWI

December 14, 2021 Blog, Featured

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


Travis Stuckart, athlete-coach, on going to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

November 1, 2021 Blog, Featured

“(Being) a USA Games coach is something that I could have never imagined when I began in Special Olympics. I was born with a rare birth defect called PKU, which means I was born without the enzyme needed to breakdown...


Tom Golisano Gifts $30 Million to Special Olympics to Expand Critical Health Services Globally for People with Intellectual Disabilities

September 22, 2021 Blog, Featured, Press

Madison, WI, September 22, 2021 – Special Olympics International announced last week that it has received its largest single private gift in the organization’s 53-year history. Tom Golisano, Paychex founder, philanthropist and father of a son with an intellectual disability (ID),...


Dane County Awards Nearly $5 Million in COVID Relief Grants to 183 Local Nonprofits

September 21, 2021 Blog, Featured, Press

  MADISON, Wis., September 14, 2021 – Many Dane County nonprofit organizations that faced financial strain in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic just received some welcome assistance from the County. Today, Madison Community Foundation (MCF) and Dane County Executive...


Returning to Play, by Athlete Lucas Smith

August 30, 2021 Blog, Featured

– An athlete’s reflection on the State Outdoor Sports Tournament.  August 7th, 2021, marked a very special date for many Special Olympics athletes including myself. It was a day that many will remember for being the first taste of state...



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