Fan-favorite SOWI runs return in person

July 29, 2021 Blog, Events

After a year of mostly virtual fundraisers and community events, we’re excited to return in person for some of our most popular running events this late summer/early fall! Final Leg Our incredible supporters from the Law Enforcement Torch Run for...


Unified Leadership Conference brings community together, “no matter the distance”

June 4, 2021 Blog, Events

On the morning of May 22, dozens of SOWI athletes, coaches, volunteers, board members and staff came together (via Zoom) in the first-ever virtual Unified Leadership Conference to show that “no matter the distance,” Unified Leadership is as strong as...


The Greek Freak gives a SOWI athlete the birthday of a lifetime

June 3, 2021 Blog

As the Milwaukee Bucks prepare to take on the Brooklyn Nets in the second round of the NBA playoffs, several Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes are still reminiscing on their experiences during a magical Bucks game on April 24 this year....


COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar Recap

April 29, 2021 Blog

On April 14, 2021, our Health Promotion Clinical Director Dr. Leah Ederer hosted a webinar with the SOWI community to help them learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine. 27 knowledge-seeking attendees learned a variety of information like how to prevent...


Celebrating some pandemic heroes during National Volunteer Week

April 28, 2021 Blog, Featured

The week of April 18-24, 2021 was National Volunteer Week. Created in 1974, the week serves as an opportunity to recognize the impact volunteers make in their communities, reflect on the profound and lasting effect they have on those around...


Summer Sports Update

April 28, 2021 Blog, Events

While this summer’s sports action will still look a little different from years past due to the ongoing pandemic, we’re getting excited to safely return to action in ways we haven’t seen since before COVID-19 brought society to a screeching...


Introducing your Sun Run & Solar Plunge Ambassador

April 27, 2021 Blog, Events, Featured

Athlete Keira Thompson of Brookfield has been selected as the ambassador for our inaugural Sun Run & Solar Plunge series taking place across Wisconsin this summer during the month of June. The 14-year-old athlete embodies the Special Olympics spirit and...


Casey’s General Stores’ 15 Day Round Up Campaign Benefiting Special Olympics Wisconsin Begins Today

April 1, 2021 Blog, Featured

Today, Casey’s General Stores is kicking off a giving campaign to support Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners across its 16-state footprint. From April 1 to April 15, Casey’s guests can round up their purchases to provide funding for the...


Introducing the Sun Run & Solar Plunge

March 30, 2021 Blog, Events

We are excited to announce the debut of our new Sun Run & Solar Plunge series this summer! As COVID-19 cases continue to trend down and vaccination numbers increase, people are going to be hungry to get outside and celebrate...



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