Coronavirus and its impact on Special Olympics Wisconsin

April 1, 2020 Blog

Like every other organization in the country, Special Olympics Wisconsin has continued to closely monitor the coronavirus pandemic, making difficult decisions about how to move forward while keeping the health and safety of our communities as a top priority. On...


Checking in with the Athlete Leaders: Edward Kastern

March 31, 2020 Blog, Featured

As Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes across the state stay home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Vice President of Unified Leadership, Jeanne Hrovat, is reaching out by phone to members of the Athlete Input Council...


Updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

March 11, 2020 Blog

COVID-19 Update: State Summer Games and Extended Office Closure (March 27, 2020) – We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience as we, like every other organization in the country, continue to monitor the coronavirus situation and make difficult decisions about how to...


Lindsay’s Big Chill brings big support

March 3, 2020 Blog, Featured

For Lindsay Schwabe of Monona Grove Special Olympics, the Region 6 district basketball tournament in Madison this past Sunday was a great way to follow up an eventful Polar Plunge season. Although Schwabe’s team lost both their games, it was...


Special Olympics Wisconsin Delegates Champion for Inclusion and Need for Critical Funding on Capitol Hill

February 28, 2020 Blog, Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 12, 2020 – (PRESS RELEASE) Special Olympics athletes, organization leaders, Unified Sports partners, and family members from across the United States and the District of Columbia converged on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on February 11th...


Plenty to smile about this Plunge season!

February 28, 2020 Blog

Eleven down, two to go! We’re in the homestretch of the 2020 Polar Plunge season. It’s been a Plunge season to remember. Here are just a few of the highlights from February. Cole Cleworth helps kick off new Rapids location with...


Madison’s most celebrated winter event of the year returns!

February 4, 2020 Blog, Events, Featured

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Hundreds of Special Olympics Wisconsin supporters from across Madison and beyond will be “Freezin’ for a Reason” as they plunge into icy water to raise funds for Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes on February 15, 2020...


Daina Shilts captures her first X Games gold

January 28, 2020 Blog, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin snowboarder Daina Shilts of Neillsville won her first X Games gold medal during the X Games Aspen Unified Snowboarding competition on January 23, 2020. Shilts secured first place after having the fastest combined score along with her...


Free Physical Day impacts athletes and medical community

January 28, 2020 Blog, Featured

January 9, 2020, was a fun and productive day at the Plank Road Clinic in Wauwatosa as 38 athletes from Milwaukee Public Schools and the Team Milwaukee agency received free physicals. Medical students from the Medical College of Wisconsin and...



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