Special Olympics Wisconsin returns to socially distant, safe action with Southern State Golf Tournament

September 19, 2020 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – 27 athletes and Unified partners competed in Special Olympics Wisconsin’s first sports tournament in six months when they participated in the Southern State Golf Tournament on Sunday, September 13 at Kestrel Ridge Golf Course in Columbus. The tournament was Special Olympics...


Neenah schools are recognized for their commitment to inclusion

September 3, 2020 Blog, Featured

Special Olympics North America announced on August 19 that Neenah High School and Shattuck Middle School in Neenah were selected as nationally recognized National Banner Unified Champion Schools. The two programs were among just 155 schools in the country recognized for...


Unified State Cross Country Meet returns for year two

September 3, 2020 Blog, Events

After being rescheduled due to COVID-19, the Special Olympics Wisconsin State Cross Country Meet is now returning for its second year on September 20, 2020. This Unified event organized by the Kenosha Running Company is open to all Special Olympics athletes as well as...


What moves you?

September 3, 2020 Blog, Events

In collaboration with the Law Enforcement Torch Run, we are pleased to introduce the new Special Olympics Wisconsin Virtual Run Series taking place October 3-31, 2020. The Special Olympics Wisconsin Virtual Run Series is a unique, fun and social distancing-friendly way for our...


Virtual Young Athletes helps the Zwicke family navigate the pandemic

September 3, 2020 Blog

This summer, our Young Athletes program went virtual so that we could continue to meet the needs of our Young Athletes and their families during the pandemic. One of the families who participated consistently throughout the summer was the Zwicke...


Lions Club International and Special Olympics team up on family health

September 3, 2020 Blog, Events

Thanks to a grant from Special Olympics Inc. and Lions Club International, Special Olympics Wisconsin is able to provide Family Health Forums free to its athletes, as well as their parents, adult siblings, guardians, and all individuals from the community....


Plenty of ways to support SOWI as summer comes to a close

August 6, 2020 Blog, Events

As the heat of summer winds down, we are anxious to get back with our Special Olympics community to enjoy the activities we love. We continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic while keeping the health and safety of our athletes...


Special Olympics Wisconsin enters Phase 1 – Small Group Activities

August 6, 2020 Blog

We are dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our athletes, volunteers, coaches, officials, staff, and all that contribute to the success of our athletes in training and events. While preventing the spread of COVID-19 is and always will...


Virtual options help keep Jennifer Fuerstenau fit and connected

August 6, 2020 Blog, Featured

The coronavirus pandemic has been incredibly hard for Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes for many reasons. It has deprived athletes of considerable athletic experiences as well as critical opportunities for social interaction. While nothing can match the experience of an in-person...



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