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...


Volunteer Spotlight: Portage County Youth Soccer

May 30, 2019 Blog, Featured

(For more information on how you can volunteer for Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Summer Games June 6-8, visit our Summer Games Volunteer Page) The hard work and dedication of Special Olympics volunteers does not go unnoticed. Events such as the upcoming...


Green Bay Packers VP joins the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Wisconsin

May 8, 2019 Featured, Press

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Green Bay Packers Vice President of Marketing and Fan Engagement Gabrielle Dow has joined the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Wisconsin effective March 8, 2019. Special Olympics Wisconsin is excited to welcome Dow and...


Madison area students celebrate “A Night Out” with Special Olympics Wisconsin

May 3, 2019 Blog, Featured

High school students from across the Madison area will have the opportunity to experience an inclusive prom at La Follette High School on May 10, 2019. The prom will be hosted by La Follette’s Project Unify club, the club for...


Wisconsin lawmakers lead the charge in the defense of Special Olympics on Capitol Hill

May 3, 2019 Blog, Featured

The end of March 2019 made for an eventful few days for Special Olympics programs across the United States. The news of the $18 million cut to the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program in the proposed 2020 federal budget...


Healthy Athletes opens eyes for a new athlete and his family

May 2, 2019 Blog, Featured

Last month at the Indoor Sport Tournament, optometry volunteers for the Lions Club International Opening Eyes clinic placed orders for 118 prescription glasses and 90 prescription sports goggles. One of those orders was for 13-year-old Isaac Newcomb of the Reedsburg...


SpartanNash selects Isaiah Kasay as face of scan campaign

May 1, 2019 Blog, Featured

If you’re a Special Olympics Wisconsin fan who lives in northwestern Wisconsin, you just might see a familiar face in the beverage aisle of your local SpartanNash grocery store this summer. SpartanNash Healthy Athlete of the Year That’s because athlete...


The importance of Fit Feet: A Q&A with new clinical director Dr. Josephine Lyons

March 29, 2019 Blog, Featured

This year’s Region 8 District Basketball tournament in Mequon on March 3rd, 2019 included the Fit Feet clinic as part of Healthy Athletes. During the clinic, 82 athletes were screened by 23 medical volunteers. One of those volunteers was Dr....


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...



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