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...


Athletes from Special Olympics add important perspectives to research (Waisman Center)

July 11, 2019 Featured, Press

For many, a mention of Special Olympics invokes images of accomplished athletes, a community of inclusion and support, and the joy of athletic competition.


Board Member Alyssa Bohm crowned Miss Wisconsin

June 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

While the Special Olympics Wisconsin Board of Directors has included people with pretty interesting job titles over the years, board member Alyssa Bohm added perhaps the most interesting one yet to the mix on June 15, 2019. That’s the date...


SOWI welcomes four new Board Members

June 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

At this year’s Summer Games, Special Olympics welcomed four new members to the Board of Directors. On June 7, Marquis Garner, Lois Harrison, Mark Nicholson and Joel Wener attended their first board meeting in Stevens Point. Marquis Garner Special Olympics...


SOWI partners help give athletes smiles

June 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

Warren Family Dental and Delta Dental of Wisconsin partnered to put on the Give Athletes a Smile Day event on June 14. Through their generosity and the work of numerous volunteers, 19 athletes and two mentors from across the state...


Strong Competition and Strong Minds

June 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

While this year marked 40 years of the Summer Games in Stevens Point, it also marked the first year of Strong Minds. The clinic, devoted to helping athletes learn positive coping skills and stress management strategies, proved to be a...



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