Returning to Play, by Athlete Lucas Smith

August 30, 2021 Blog, Featured

– An athlete’s reflection on the State Outdoor Sports Tournament.  August 7th, 2021, marked a very special date for many Special Olympics athletes including myself. It was a day that many will remember for being the first taste of state...


‘More than a medal:’ Special Olympics continues Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s fight for societal inclusion

August 30, 2021 Blog, Featured

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: ‘More than a medal:’ Special Olympics continues Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s fight for societal inclusion Loretta Claiborne said she was used to being unseen growing up in the 1960s. She was a Black girl who loved to...


The Differences Between The Olympics, Paralympics And Special Olympics

August 30, 2021 Blog, Featured

Treisman, Rachel. “The Differences between the Olympics, Paralympics and Special Olympics.” NPR, NPR, 24 Aug. 2021, www.npr.org/2021/08/24/1030630925/olympics-paralympics-special-olympics-difference. Fireworks are seen above the Olympic Stadium on August 24, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan, during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic...


Help us welcome our new Unified Leadership Specialists

July 9, 2021 Featured

We were thrilled to recently welcome athlete leaders Megan Galarowicz and Edward Kastern to our staff as our inaugural Unified Leadership Specialists. Galarowicz, of Menomonie Red Cedar Special Olympics, and Kastern, of Oshkosh Special Olympics, were selected for these new...


SOWI athlete leaders help pilot Healthy Relationships

July 9, 2021 Featured

All people have a right to healthy and safe relationships. That’s the fundamental concept of the Healthy Relationships Pilot Project that members of the Special Olympics Wisconsin community recently participated in. Special Olympics Wisconsin was one of just four states...


Marc Cadieux begins term as new Chairman of the Board

May 19, 2021 Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin is pleased to announce that Marc Cadieux, Chief Financial Officer of Children’s Wisconsin in Milwaukee, has been selected to serve as the next chairman of its board of directors. With nearly 25 years of experience in the industry, Cadieux will bring...


Celebrating some pandemic heroes during National Volunteer Week

April 28, 2021 Blog, Featured

The week of April 18-24, 2021 was National Volunteer Week. Created in 1974, the week serves as an opportunity to recognize the impact volunteers make in their communities, reflect on the profound and lasting effect they have on those around...


Introducing your Sun Run & Solar Plunge Ambassador

April 27, 2021 Blog, Events, Featured

Athlete Keira Thompson of Brookfield has been selected as the ambassador for our inaugural Sun Run & Solar Plunge series taking place across Wisconsin this summer during the month of June. The 14-year-old athlete embodies the Special Olympics spirit and...


Casey’s General Stores’ 15 Day Round Up Campaign Benefiting Special Olympics Wisconsin Begins Today

April 1, 2021 Blog, Featured

Today, Casey’s General Stores is kicking off a giving campaign to support Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners across its 16-state footprint. From April 1 to April 15, Casey’s guests can round up their purchases to provide funding for the...



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