2018 Summer Games Fast Facts

June 1, 2018 Blog, Events

With the State Summer Games about to kick off, here are a few fun – maybe even essential – things to know before making your way to UW-Stevens Point for the biggest sports event of the year In 2018 SOWI...


Bill Semmens inducted into Janesville Sports Hall of Fame

June 1, 2018 Blog, Featured

“I want to thank all of the other inductees for what you did tonight. You all went over the time limit. I timed ya!” Bill Semmens joked as he held up a stopwatch to laughter in the crowd. But for...


A four-decade Strasser family tradition

June 1, 2018 Blog, Featured

The State Summer Games in Stevens Point is a family affair for many Wisconsin families, some of whom have looked forward to it for years as a summer tradition on par with the annual trip to the cabin in the...


Wood County Sheriff’s Department tops Wisconsin Law Enforcement Challenge by raising more than $11,000 for Special Olympics athletes!

May 18, 2018 Blog, Press

Wausau, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – In honor of National Police Week, Special Olympics Wisconsin would like to recognize the Wood County Sheriff’s Department. For the second year in a row, they were the top-earning law enforcement team participating in the...


Athletes get their health fix along with their basketball fix

May 11, 2018 Blog

Healthy Athletes continued its successful run at the Indoor Sports Tournament in Oshkosh on April 7, 2018 where hundreds of athletes were screened in Special Smiles, Healthy Hearing, Opening Eyes or Funfitness free of charge. Healthy Athletes screenings are available to...


Martha Hill adds USA Athlete Input Council to impressive resume

May 11, 2018 Blog, Featured

SOWI athlete, 2017 Dennis H. Alldridge Hall of Fame inductee, and SOWI Board of Directors member Martha Hill recently added another accomplishment to her already impressive Special Olympics resume. Hill has been selected from over 200 candidates to serve as...


It’s the nose boy!

May 11, 2018 Blog, Featured

When new SOWI athlete Ethan Sallinen started basketball this year with the Door County Clippers, his mom Amanda was concerned that he might be in over his head – literally. On a court primarily filled with adults and teenagers in...


It is a very big deal to us

May 11, 2018 Blog, Featured

Jerry Halboth is a SOWI athlete from Williams Bay. He has been a SOWI athlete for more than 20 years. For Spread the Word to End the Word Day in March, Halboth wrote passionately on Facebook about what Special Olympics and the...


Kim’s swimming dreams will become a reality in Seattle

May 9, 2018 Blog, Featured

Kim Raatz has been a Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete since 1994 and she competes as a member of the North Suburban agency. She will be representing Wisconsin in swimming at the 2018 USA Games in Seattle this summer. Her mother, Sue, has...



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