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...


40 years of Summer Games in Stevens Point

May 30, 2019 Blog, Events

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Summer Games at UW-Stevens Point, we asked athletes and fans from the Stevens Point Area YMCA agency about what Special Olympics and the Summer Games mean to them. Here are some of...


Final Leg showcases law enforcement support

May 30, 2019 Blog, Events

While summer is certainly an exciting time of year for Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes who are looking forward to the big stage of the State Summer Games, it’s also a fun time of year for our dedicated supporters in law...


Run with the Cops at UW-Parkside!

May 3, 2019 Blog, Events

There’s still time to join Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes, members of local law enforcement, UW-Parkside students and members of the community for the 5th annual Run With The Cops at UW-Parkside on May 11, 2019. In this fun and unique...


Annual State Indoor Sports Tournament Returns to UW-Oshkosh

April 2, 2019 Blog, Events

Special Olympics Wisconsin’s State Indoor Sports Tournament will be returning to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s Kolf Sports Center this weekend for some exciting basketball action. Special Olympics Wisconsin’s annual state basketball tournament will include 56 traditional teams playing in a...


Viva Las Vegas

April 2, 2019 Blog, Events

March was quite the month for Special Olympics Wisconsin parent-child Unified bowlers. The month was headlined by athlete Joanna Stein and her mother, Patricia Pipkorn, who brought home the gold from the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.  But a little closer to home, other...


A trip of a lifetime for two West Allis pals

March 29, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

On March 14th-21st 2019, the Special Olympics World Games were hosted in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Two Special Olympics Wisconsin representatives, athlete Ryan Knodl and unified partner Ken Kuemmerlein, both from West Allis, represented Special Olympics USA in unified...


Monona Grove celebrates inaugural Special Olympics Showdown

January 30, 2019 Blog, Events

Monona Grove Special Olympics and a group of student leaders from Unified Champion School Monona Grove High squared off on Sunday, January 27, 2019 for their inaugural Special Olympics Showdown. After a hard-fought battle between the two teams, Monona Grove...


Officer Wangnoss’ LETR work takes him abroad for a Final Leg and an Abu Dhabi Dip

January 9, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

When most people in Wisconsin start thinking about the Polar Plunge around this time of year, the last things that come to mind are hot sand and palm trees. But for one Wisconsin police officer, that’s exactly what a very unique...



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