Special Olympics Wisconsin returns to socially distant, safe action with Southern State Golf Tournament

September 19, 2020 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – 27 athletes and Unified partners competed in Special Olympics Wisconsin’s first sports tournament in six months when they participated in the Southern State Golf Tournament on Sunday, September 13 at Kestrel Ridge Golf Course in Columbus. The tournament was Special Olympics...


Neenah schools are recognized for their commitment to inclusion

September 3, 2020 Blog, Featured

Special Olympics North America announced on August 19 that Neenah High School and Shattuck Middle School in Neenah were selected as nationally recognized National Banner Unified Champion Schools. The two programs were among just 155 schools in the country recognized for...


Virtual options help keep Jennifer Fuerstenau fit and connected

August 6, 2020 Blog, Featured

The coronavirus pandemic has been incredibly hard for Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes for many reasons. It has deprived athletes of considerable athletic experiences as well as critical opportunities for social interaction. While nothing can match the experience of an in-person...


#BeLikeKen

August 6, 2020 Blog, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin lost a dear friend and a true champion for its athletes recently when Ken Kuemmerlein passed away on July 19 from COVID-19. For the better part of a decade, Kuemmerlein helped change the lives of Special Olympics...


SOWI athletes show off skills in Xbox Virtual Gaming Event

July 2, 2020 Blog, Events, Featured

Although in-person competition over the last few months was canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, three Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes recently had the unique opportunity to compete in Special Olympics’ and Microsoft’s 2020 Xbox Virtual Gaming Event. Scott Rolling of...


SOWI athletes prove essential during pandemic

July 2, 2020 Blog, Featured

While many of us across Wisconsin have spent much of the last few months social distancing to slow down the spread of COVID-19, many people have been hard at work on the frontlines keeping essential businesses open. Although society came...


Competition updates and our Return To Play plan

July 2, 2020 Blog, Featured

As most of our athletes and supporters likely know already, Special Olympics Wisconsin staff last month made the difficult decision to cancel competitions up through and including the Outdoor Sports Tournament. In light of guidance from Special Olympics Inc., the...


Checking in with the Athlete Leaders: Zachary Reetz

June 30, 2020 Blog, Featured

As Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes across the state stay home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Vice President of Unified Leadership, Jeanne Hrovat, is reaching out by phone to members of the Athlete Input Council...


Checking in with the Athlete Leaders: Lora Behr

May 27, 2020 Blog, Featured

As Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes across the state stay home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Vice President of Unified Leadership, Jeanne Hrovat, is reaching out by phone to members of the Athlete Input Council...



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