Lindsay’s Big Chill brings big support

March 3, 2020 Blog, Featured

For Lindsay Schwabe of Monona Grove Special Olympics, the Region 6 district basketball tournament in Madison this past Sunday was a great way to follow up an eventful Polar Plunge season. Although Schwabe’s team lost both their games, it was...


Madison’s most celebrated winter event of the year returns!

February 4, 2020 Blog, Events, Featured

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Hundreds of Special Olympics Wisconsin supporters from across Madison and beyond will be “Freezin’ for a Reason” as they plunge into icy water to raise funds for Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes on February 15, 2020...


Daina Shilts captures her first X Games gold

January 28, 2020 Blog, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin snowboarder Daina Shilts of Neillsville won her first X Games gold medal during the X Games Aspen Unified Snowboarding competition on January 23, 2020. Shilts secured first place after having the fastest combined score along with her...


Free Physical Day impacts athletes and medical community

January 28, 2020 Blog, Featured

January 9, 2020, was a fun and productive day at the Plank Road Clinic in Wauwatosa as 38 athletes from Milwaukee Public Schools and the Team Milwaukee agency received free physicals. Medical students from the Medical College of Wisconsin and...


Athletes are ready for Wausau’s Winter Wonderland

January 28, 2020 Blog, Events, Featured

More than 150 of Special Olympics Wisconsin’s hardiest athletes are currently preparing themselves for the State Winter Games, taking place in Wausau on February 8 and 9. Snowshoers, alpine skiers, snowboarders and cross country skiers from 21 agencies across the...


Unified Partner Spotlight: Britta Hesselberg

January 27, 2020 Blog, Featured

Britta Hesselberg is a student at UW-Madison, where she is studying to become a special education teacher. She’s an active member of the Badgers for Special Olympics club on campus, but she’s been involved with Special Olympics since her high...


12 Days of Athletes in 2019

December 12, 2019 Blog, Featured

This holiday season, we’re taking “12 Days of Athletes” to look back on some of the most inspiring athlete stories we covered in 2019. On the first Day of Athletes… We will kick off these 12 days with Christine Cherne...


Young Athlete Bennett Chart and his family get an unforgettable Badgers experience

November 26, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

On November 9, SOWI Young Athlete Bennett Chart and his family from New Berlin had a chance of a lifetime thanks to the Badgers Give Back program and their Wisconsin Shoe Project, which aims “to provide unforgettable moments that will...


The Double Dogs are double trouble for Unified Bowling competition

November 25, 2019 Blog, Featured

Team Milwaukee athlete PJ Lynch and his brother/Unified Partner, Andy, will partner up again as the Double Dogs for a Unified Bowling Tournament on December 7 in Madison. The brothers will be joined by nearly 180 athletes and Unified Partners...



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