Light up the fairway for SOWI athletes!

July 2, 2020 Blog, Events

As the blazing sun slowly sinks into the green, the night is only beginning. Golfers, light-up balls in hand, hit the course in their decked-out golf carts ready to play nine holes of pure sunset bliss. The best part is...


SOWI athletes show off skills in Xbox Virtual Gaming Event

July 2, 2020 Blog, Events, Featured

Although in-person competition over the last few months was canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, three Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes recently had the unique opportunity to compete in Special Olympics’ and Microsoft’s 2020 Xbox Virtual Gaming Event. Scott Rolling of...


SOWI athletes prove essential during pandemic

July 2, 2020 Blog, Featured

While many of us across Wisconsin have spent much of the last few months social distancing to slow down the spread of COVID-19, many people have been hard at work on the frontlines keeping essential businesses open. Although society came...


Competition updates and our Return To Play plan

July 2, 2020 Blog, Featured

As most of our athletes and supporters likely know already, Special Olympics Wisconsin staff last month made the difficult decision to cancel competitions up through and including the Outdoor Sports Tournament. In light of guidance from Special Olympics Inc., the...


Checking in with the Athlete Leaders: Zachary Reetz

June 30, 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...


Checking in with the Athlete Leaders: Lora Behr

May 27, 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...


Getting through the Pandemic together

May 4, 2020 Blog, Featured

For nearly five decades, Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) has provided fitness training, health education and athletic competition coupled with social, life and leadership skill development to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Across Wisconsin, our athletes and volunteers have built...


Checking in with the Athlete Leaders: Jonathon Baker

April 21, 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...


The SOWI community spreads positivity, encouragement

April 2, 2020 Blog

As the SOWI community practices social distancing, it’s critically important that we all stay positive during this unprecedented pandemic. On that note, we asked some of our athletes and fans to tell us what is keeping them upbeat during this...



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