Bombas donates socks for Fit Feet

July 31, 2019 Blog

The annual Fit Feet clinic at the Outdoor Sports Tournament always serves as an excellent reminder of the importance taking care of your feet plays in athletic performance. And with more than 40 percent of Special Olympics athletes wearing the...


Inaugural Unified doubles tennis tournament a “smash”

July 31, 2019 Blog, Featured

On Saturday, July 20, 23 teams of doubles participated in Wisconsin’s inaugural Unified doubles tournament. The event, taking place at the Lake Geneva Tennis Club, was the first Unified tennis tournament in SOWI history. While there have been many tennis...


Celebrating the Global Week of Inclusion

July 31, 2019 Blog, Featured

The week of July 15 – July 20, Special Olympics celebrated the Global Week of Inclusion as part of the five-year “The Revolution is Inclusion” campaign.  Fittingly, the week ended with Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, which was celebrated on Saturday,...


Board Member Alyssa Bohm crowned Miss Wisconsin

June 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

While the Special Olympics Wisconsin Board of Directors has included people with pretty interesting job titles over the years, board member Alyssa Bohm added perhaps the most interesting one yet to the mix on June 15, 2019. That’s the date...


Inaugural State Cross Country Meet has something for everyone

June 28, 2019 Blog

The Kenosha Running Company has partnered with Special Olympics Wisconsin to present the first-ever State Cross Country Meet on July 27 at the UW-Parkside Cross Country Course in Kenosha. This is the first event of its kind and it will...


SOWI welcomes four new Board Members

June 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

At this year’s Summer Games, Special Olympics welcomed four new members to the Board of Directors. On June 7, Marquis Garner, Lois Harrison, Mark Nicholson and Joel Wener attended their first board meeting in Stevens Point. Marquis Garner Special Olympics...


SOWI partners help give athletes smiles

June 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

Warren Family Dental and Delta Dental of Wisconsin partnered to put on the Give Athletes a Smile Day event on June 14. Through their generosity and the work of numerous volunteers, 19 athletes and two mentors from across the state...


Strong Competition and Strong Minds

June 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

While this year marked 40 years of the Summer Games in Stevens Point, it also marked the first year of Strong Minds. The clinic, devoted to helping athletes learn positive coping skills and stress management strategies, proved to be a...


Strong Minds makes its debut at Summer Games

May 30, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

During the 2019 State Summer Games, the new Healthy Athletes clinic, Strong Minds, will be making its Special Olympics Wisconsin debut. The Strong Minds clinic involves a series of interactive learning stations that are focused on helping athletes develop coping...



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