12 Days of Athletes in 2019

December 12, 2019 Blog, Featured

This holiday season, we’re taking “12 Days of Athletes” to look back on some of the most inspiring athlete stories we covered in 2019. On the first Day of Athletes… We will kick off these 12 days with Christine Cherne...


Young Athlete Bennett Chart and his family get an unforgettable Badgers experience

November 26, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

On November 9, SOWI Young Athlete Bennett Chart and his family from New Berlin had a chance of a lifetime thanks to the Badgers Give Back program and their Wisconsin Shoe Project, which aims “to provide unforgettable moments that will...


The Double Dogs are double trouble for Unified Bowling competition

November 25, 2019 Blog, Featured

Team Milwaukee athlete PJ Lynch and his brother/Unified Partner, Andy, will partner up again as the Double Dogs for a Unified Bowling Tournament on December 7 in Madison. The brothers will be joined by nearly 180 athletes and Unified Partners...


Two of our LETR’s finest honored by state lawmakers

November 8, 2019 Blog, Press

This fall two members of law enforcement were recognized by the State of Wisconsin Legislature for their service and dedication, not only to their communities but to Special Olympics Wisconsin as well. Specialist Niki Nelson On October 10, Rep. Scott...


SOfit’s flexibility helps athletes reap the benefits of yoga

November 1, 2019 Blog

Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Agency 6-20 Middleton Area participated in a 10-week SOfit session this summer in collaboration with Yoga Accessible For All (YAFA), a non-profit specializing in yoga services for individuals with special needs. Eight athletes and seven Unified partners,...


Champions Together Breakfast puts focus on Healthy Athletes

November 1, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

Nearly 200 members of the Greater Milwaukee Area gathered at the Woman’s Club of Wisconsin on October 24 to hear about Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Healthy Athletes program and the impact it has on athletes’ lives. They came together as part...


Athlete Leader Cole Cleworth represents SOWI at Self-Determination Conference

November 1, 2019 Blog, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin Athlete Leader Cole Cleworth of Wisconsin Rapids flexed his leadership muscles during the 2019 Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference held at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells from October 14-16. Cleworth staffed the Special Olympics Wisconsin information table during...


SOWI heads to D.C. to learn about Unified Leadership

September 30, 2019 Blog, Featured

From September 3 – 6, 2019, Special Olympics hosted athlete leaders and Unified partners in Washington D.C. for a Unified Leadership Workshop. Unified Leadership focuses on both leaders with and without intellectual disabilities (ID) to develop their mindsets and skills....


MedFest making an impact on our athletes and our volunteers

September 30, 2019 Blog

MedFest will be on Sunday, October 20 this year where athletes can receive FREE physical exams. The event will be located at Weston Hall inside Dale’s Weston Lanes during the Region 2 Regional Bowling Tournament. MedFest is SOWI’s Healthy Athletes...



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