Fifth annual Champions Together Breakfast returns to Milwaukee

September 28, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin will be celebrating its fifth annual Champions Together Breakfast at the Woman’s Club of Wisconsin in Milwaukee on Tuesday, October 30. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and offers a complimentary breakfast and a...


Fall is in the air, and so is football!

September 28, 2018 Blog, Events

More than 300 athletes and Unified partners head to Neenah High School this weekend for the for some gridiron action in the 2018 State Flag Football Tournament. 31 teams representing 21 agencies will compete in 5 vs. 5 games in...


Inaugural SentryWorld Golf Classic makes for a new SOWI experience

August 30, 2018 Blog, Events

Special Olympics Wisconsin and SentryWorld golf course in Stevens Point have partnered to host the inaugural SentryWorld Special Olympics Wisconsin Golf Classic on September 11. SentryWorld is one the nation’s premier golf courses and a longtime SOWI supporter. SOWI is...


Youth Activation Committee ready to tackle the school year

August 30, 2018 Blog, Featured

It’s that time of year again: the exciting (and sometimes nerve-racking) time when kids and parents alike scramble to get ready for the start of the school year. SOWI’s Youth Activation Committee (YAC) is also using this time to prepare...


Carrying the torch for Special Olympics Wisconsin: Q&A with USA Games Final Leg Runner Kate Schaper

August 30, 2018 Blog, Featured

From June 27 to July 1, Kenosha Police Officer Kate Schaper represented Wisconsin in the Law Enforcement Torch Run® Final Leg for Special Olympics at the USA Games. After nearly a decade of dedication to the athletes of Special Olympics Wisconsin, she was selected to...


Energizer bunny Christopher Weems keeps going and going

August 30, 2018 Blog, Featured

About three years ago, SOWI athlete Christopher Weems of the Wausau Metro agency decided to make a big change. Weems found himself at a crossroads and wanted to lose weight. “You either change something or you keep it the same,”...


Happy 50th anniversary, Special Olympics!

August 2, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

The Inclusion Revolution was born in Chicago on July 20, 1968. 50 years later to the day, over 40 SOWI athletes, staff, parents, coaches, mentors, members of law enforcement, members of the Board of Directors, and fans journeyed to Chicago...


OST debuts a new Unified tennis experience

August 2, 2018 Blog, Events

While hundreds of athletes from around the state are gearing up to compete this weekend in bocce, softball and tennis at the State Outdoor Sports Tournament (OST), another group of athletes and Unified partners is eager to participate in the...


Leader-Telegram passes the Buckshot baton to WIN

July 31, 2018 Blog, Events, Press

Eau Claire, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Special Olympics Wisconsin is thrilled to introduce Eau Claire-based technology company WIN as the new Exclusive Presenting Partner for the Chippewa Valley’s legendary Buckshot Run. In 2018, the race now known as the WIN Buckshot Run...



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