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...


Special Olympics USA delegation for 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi officially announced

October 25, 2018 Events, Press

Special Olympics USA Team Named 313 Athletes, Coaches and Staff to Represent USA at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Special Olympics USA is proud to announce that it will send a 313-member delegation...


SOWI says goodbye to a good friend

September 28, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin lost a beloved member of its community earlier this month when former CEO Denny Alldridge passed away on September 5 at his home in Stoughton at the age of 72. Alldridge was the longest-serving leader of Special...


SOWI welcomes ten new Global Messengers

September 28, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

Ten Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes from around the state converged on a few Portage High School classrooms on Saturday, September 22, to be trained as Special Olympics Wisconsin Global Messengers. Every SOWI athlete has a compelling story to tell. It’s...


LETR continues annual tradition of hilarious Run With The Cops videos

September 28, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

With four amazing Run With The Cops events coming up next week, members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin continued their annual tradition of trying to outdo one another with humorous promotional videos. Here are some...



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