Team Wisconsin Goes for Gold at 2022 USA Games

June 22, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

In a whirlwind week of celebration, camaraderie, and competition, Team Wisconsin certainly took the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, Fla., by storm. Medals were claimed—39 to be exact—numerous personal bests were set, and the delegation of nearly 100...


Chris Tarmann Carries Torch for 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

June 3, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Lit in Chicago, the iconic torch will make its way to Walt Disney World for the games June 5-12 The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs, debuted the Final Leg of the multi-state, two-week tour of...


SOWI Awarded Unified Champion City Schools Grant

June 1, 2022 Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin was awarded a $10,000 grant from Bader Philanthropies, Inc. to support its Unified Champion City Schools (UCCS) program, the organization announced late this spring. SOWI selected Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) as the target district for this UCCS...


SOWI Joins National Police Week Celebration

May 16, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the...


HEAR Wisconsin’s Mobile Audiology Clinic Progresses Healthy Hearing Programming

May 11, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin announced a new partnership for its Healthy Hearing programming this spring. HEAR Wisconsin—the state’s “premier provider of comprehensive services and resources for children, adults, and seniors who are deaf or hard of hearing”—will showcase new and innovative...


Special Smiles Earns 2022 Delta Dental of Wisconsin Foundation Grant

May 9, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Special Smiles® program was named a grant recipient from Delta Dental of Wisconsin Foundation this spring. The award, totaling $40,000, is to be implemented for programming throughout the 2022 calendar year. Special Smiles provides dental screenings, personal...


Special Driver Awarded Special Truck

May 3, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

In acknowledgement of her many industry and community accomplishments, professional truck driver Carmen Anderson today was presented with the keys to a new Volvo VNL760 70” sleeper specially wrapped to help raise awareness of Special Olympics. The handover event was...


SOWI Names Hershner President & CEO

April 28, 2022 Featured, Press

The Board of Directors of Special Olympics Wisconsin is pleased to announce the appointment of Chad Hershner as its new President & CEO. Hershner will begin his new role on May 16, 2022. Hershner is a seasoned executive with more...


SOWI Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 18, 2022 Events, Featured

The National Volunteer Week theme for 2022, “Volunteering Is Empathy In Action,” affirms the strong connection between volunteerism and empathy. This profoundly human connection is at the heart of healthier individuals and stronger communities. Volunteers play an incredibly vital role...



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