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...


Gabriela Moffett experiences thrill of victory, inclusion at powerlifting nationals

March 30, 2021 Blog, Featured

Athlete leader Gabriela Moffett of Kenosha Special Olympics flourished in her national powerlifting debut when she took first place in five events at the 2021 NASA Natural Nationals competition in Oklahoma City on February 20 and 21. Moffett placed first...


Milton Middle School Spreads the Word

March 16, 2021 Blog, Featured

Throughout the month of March, we’re celebrating the Spread the Word >> Inclusion campaign across the state. While we invite everyone in Wisconsin (and beyond) to Spread the Word for Inclusion with our Pledge for Inclusion, some of our most...


Marquette dental students’ video makes athletes more comfortable at the dentist

February 26, 2021 Blog, Featured

Earlier this month, students in Marquette University’s School of Dentistry produced a fantastic video geared toward Special Olympics athletes to help them feel more comfortable while visiting the dentist. The video came from students in the program’s Special Care Dentistry...


Plunger Profile: RENEW 159

February 25, 2021 Blog, Events, Featured

For our committed Polar Plungers like those with RENEW 159, the changes brought about this year due to the pandemic were not going to get in their way of supporting Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes. Even though they didn’t get to...


Winter Games help the Power brothers chase down Special Olympics spirit

February 25, 2021 Blog, Featured

For the 35 athletes who competed in the 2021 Winter Games in Wausau on February 20, it was a long time coming. For most of them, it was their first in-person Special Olympics event in roughly a year. Most of...


Athlete Keira Thompson launches career as author

February 24, 2021 Blog, Featured

As the COVID pandemic began to upend life as we knew it last spring and provided some people with extra time on their hands, many of us made resolutions to tackle new hobbies or big projects. For Special Olympics Wisconsin...



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