Packers Give Back Awards SOWI $250,000 Impact Grant

April 15, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Grant will help fund healthy athlete screenings, updated equipment and enhanced training for coaches Green Bay Packers Give Back has awarded a $250,000 Impact Grant to Special Olympics Wisconsin, announcing the news with a surprise check presentation last Saturday, when...

Jersey Mike’s Selects SOWI for Month of Giving

February 29, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin is joining forces with Jersey Mike’s Subs locations in Wisconsin for the 14th Annual March “Month of Giving” campaign to support local charities. During the month of March, customers will have the option to round up their...

SOWI Team Heads to D.C. for Capitol Hill Days

February 13, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin Athlete Annie Mulligan and Unified Partner Daisy Lang, along with SOWI President & CEO Chad Hershner and VP of Marketing & Communications Addie Teeters, represented SOWI in Washington, D.C. for Special Olympics’ annual Capitol Hill Day advocacy...

SOWI Announces 2024 Games Locations

January 12, 2024 Events, Featured, Press

Wausau, Oshkosh, Whitewater, Wisconsin Dells welcome back State Games Special Olympics Wisconsin announced its 2024 competition slate, highlighted by a return to Wausau, Oshkosh, Whitewater, and Wisconsin Dells for its seasonal tournament series. The greater Wausau area will welcome around...

Polar Plunge Celebrates 25 Years

December 21, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin debuts 2024 Polar Plunge campaign with inclusive plunge, anniversary celebration Thousands of Special Olympics Wisconsin supporters across the state will be “Freezin’ for a Reason” at the 2024 Polar Plunge® for Special Olympics Wisconsin. This year’s slate...

Wisconsin Dells to Welcome SOWI Fall Games

August 23, 2023 Events, Press

Nearly 800 bocce, flag football, and softball athletes from across the state will converge on the Woodside Dells Sports Complex (4770 State Hwy 13, Wisconsin Dells) Friday through Sunday, September 8-10, for the inaugural Special Olympics Wisconsin Fall Games. An...

World Games Berlin Offers Medals & Memories for SOWI

June 30, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin was well-represented at Special Olympics World Games Berlin this June, sending a strong contingency of athletes, coaches, and support staff representing Team Special Olympics USA. Medals were won, memories were made, and an incredible experience for all...

2023 Summer Games a Smash at UW-Whitewater

June 22, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Nearly 1,200 athletes from across the state were welcomed to compete in the 2023 Special Olympics Wisconsin Summer Games on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The Summer Games featured competition in Athletics (Track & Field), Cornhole, Powerlifting (supported by...

Kaczmarski, Tarmann Honored as 2023 LETR Dale Brunner Hall of Fame Awardees

June 15, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Shari Kaczmarski and Chris Tarmann awarded prestigious Special Olympics Wisconsin service honor Dane County Deputy Shari Kaczmarski and Acting Chief of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Police Department Chris Tarmann were named 2023 recipients of the Dale Brunner Hall of Fame Award,...

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