Special Driver Awarded Special Truck

May 3, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

In acknowledgement of her many industry and community accomplishments, professional truck driver Carmen Anderson today was presented with the keys to a new Volvo VNL760 70” sleeper specially wrapped to help raise awareness of Special Olympics. The handover event was...

SOWI Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 18, 2022 Events, Featured

The National Volunteer Week theme for 2022, “Volunteering Is Empathy In Action,” affirms the strong connection between volunteerism and empathy. This profoundly human connection is at the heart of healthier individuals and stronger communities. Volunteers play an incredibly vital role...

SOWI, Pro Sports Organizations Announce OUR TEAM Initiative

April 6, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin, in collaboration with the Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Admirals, and Green Bay Packers, announced OUR TEAM—a first-of-its-kind initiative to celebrate inclusion across sport—at a press conference Wednesday, April 6, at Fiserv Forum. OUR TEAM is designed...

SOWI, Auto Show “Let It Ride” to Celebrate Inclusion

March 23, 2022 Events, Press

The Automobile Dealers Association of Metro Milwaukee (ADAMM) welcomed Special Olympics Wisconsin as an event partner at its annual Auto Show Gala at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee this February. The event, tabbed “Let It Ride: An Evening of Gambling...

SOWI Delegation Advocates for Inclusion via Virtual Capitol Hill Day

March 15, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes, organization leaders, and Unified Champion School partners from across the Badger State engaged virtually on February 9 and 10 for Special Olympics’ annual “Capitol Hill Day.” SOWI athlete and Marshfield native Heather Holland joined SOWI Unified...

From the Crease for a Cause

February 25, 2022 Events, Featured

To officially kick off Special Olympics Wisconsin’s 50th Anniversary, community partners Traction Factory and the Milwaukee Admirals designed and created commemorative SOWI 50th Anniversary jerseys. The Admirals wore the snazzy new navy and gold sweaters for their first home weekend...

Unified Soccer Series with Forward Madison FC and Union Omaha Announced

February 21, 2022 Events, Press

Union Omaha and Forward Madison FC, in conjunction with Special Olympics Nebraska and Special Olympics Wisconsin, announced today the establishment of the Unified Soccer Series. The Unified Soccer Series is the first of its kind within the United Soccer League...

Team Wisconsin, Capitol Hill Day Ambassadors Become Global Messengers

February 16, 2022 Events, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin Unified Leadership welcomed 62 new SOWI athletes as Global Messengers this January. Providing an important and complementary training to the physical at-home workouts for many Team Wisconsin athletes, this Global Messenger program helped many SOWI athletes embark...

Auto Show’s Charity Gala ‘Let It Ride’ To Benefit Special Olympics Wisconsin

February 7, 2022 Events, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin once again will be the beneficiary of the Greater Milwaukee International Car & Truck Show’s Charity Gala, which will take place Friday, Feb. 25, at the Wisconsin Center. The event, sponsored by the Automobile Dealers of Metro...

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