Health & Education Focus of MedFest 2022

January 21, 2022 Events, Featured

Despite the current hold on many sports-related activities, Special Olympics Wisconsin and The Medical College of Wisconsin partnered to provide Milwaukee-area SOWI athletes a free sports physical at Columbia St. Mary’s Ascension Family Health Clinic in early January. Typically coined...


Family Health Forum Engages Strong Minds

January 21, 2022 Events, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin welcomed Strong Minds Clinical Directors Amy Yonker and Kelly Costigan for a virtual Family Health Forum in December. As part of SOWI’s Strong Minds curriculum, Yonker and Costigan provided a lesson on the connection between mind &...


SOWI Welcomes Six to Staff; Wigington Assumes Interim President/CEO

January 20, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin welcomed six new faces to its statewide staff, bolstering nearly every department as the organization celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2022. Additionally, former Vice President of Sports & Health Programs Don Wigington assumed the title of Interim...


Strikes, Spares, & Special Smiles Highlight State Bowling Tourney

January 14, 2022 Events

Pins weren’t the only focus at Special Olympics Wisconsin’s State Bowling Tournament in early December, as our SOWI community gathered (safely!) for strikes, spares, and Special Smiles at Bowlero in Wauwatosa. Coinciding with the bowling competition, Special Smiles—an integral facet...


LETR Wisconsin Earns Diamond Level Award of Excellence

December 23, 2021 Events, Press

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (LETR) awarded its Wisconsin chapter the Diamond Level of Excellence for its 2020 fundraising efforts, signifying more than $1 million in gross revenue. LETR Wisconsin raised more than $1,629,895 in 2020 alone, finishing...


Inaugural Culver’s Isthmus Bowl Comes to Madison; Features Special Olympics Wisconsin

November 15, 2021 Events, Featured

New College Bowl Game Features Top Division III Football Teams from Regional Conferences Every college football team dreams of a postseason bowl game and this fall, the dream will be a reality for two small college powerhouses when the inaugural...


An Interview with 2020 Convoy Marshal, Dan Brand

August 30, 2021 Events

The 17th Annual Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) will take place on September 18, 2021! Ahead of this event, we chatted with Dan “Dan the Man” Brand, SOWI athlete and the 2020 Truck Convoy Athlete Marshal, about his...


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...



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