SOWI heads to D.C. to learn about Unified Leadership

September 30, 2019 Blog, Featured

From September 3 – 6, 2019, Special Olympics hosted athlete leaders and Unified partners in Washington D.C. for a Unified Leadership Workshop. Unified Leadership focuses on both leaders with and without intellectual disabilities (ID) to develop their mindsets and skills....


Special Olympics Wisconsin thanks law enforcement

September 21, 2019 Blog, Featured

For National Thank a Police Officer Day in 2019, we’ve invited members of the Special Olympics Wisconsin community to thank law enforcement for everything they do for their communities and the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin for...


Fun with the cops for Run With The Cops: Q&A with Captain Chris Tarmann

August 29, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

Our fall Run With The Cops series is right around the corner, with races happening in River Falls on October 1 and Oshkosh and Wisconsin Rapids on October 3. One of the most anticipated things about Run With The Cops...


UCS teachers ready to make this the most inclusive school year yet

August 29, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

For many Wisconsinites, the most serious thing to consider during a summertime trip to the Dells is usually which water slides to go on. But for nearly four dozen educators from around the state, a trip to the Dells earlier...


Wisconsin Force take bronze at the 2019 Softball Championships

August 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin assembled 15 athletes and four coaches from around the state of Wisconsin to join more than 250 Special Olympics athletes in Nashville, Tennessee for the 2019 Special Olympics North America Softball Championship held August 15-18. The event...


Inaugural Unified doubles tennis tournament a “smash”

July 31, 2019 Blog, Featured

On Saturday, July 20, 23 teams of doubles participated in Wisconsin’s inaugural Unified doubles tournament. The event, taking place at the Lake Geneva Tennis Club, was the first Unified tennis tournament in SOWI history. While there have been many tennis...


Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes head to Waukesha for the Outdoor Sports Tournament!

July 31, 2019 Featured

More than 700 athletes from around the state will make their way to Waukesha to compete in bocce, tennis and softball during the 2019 Outdoor Sports Tournament at Carroll University and Saratoga Softball Complex on August 2 and 3.  To...


Celebrating the Global Week of Inclusion

July 31, 2019 Blog, Featured

The week of July 15 – July 20, Special Olympics celebrated the Global Week of Inclusion as part of the five-year “The Revolution is Inclusion” campaign.  Fittingly, the week ended with Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, which was celebrated on Saturday,...


Trailblazing Special Olympics tournament takes place in Lake Geneva (Lake Geneva Regional News)

July 24, 2019 Featured, Press

On July 20, 51 years to the day since the first-ever Special Olympics in Chicago in 1968, Lake Geneva was the site of another Special Olympics first.   At Lake Geneva Tennis, 23 teams of doubles players took part in...



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