SOWI athlete Daina Shilts selected as face of Finish Line’s Holiday Campaign

November 3, 2017 Blog, Featured

On November 1, Finish Line Youth Foundation announced that its 2017 Holiday Campaign Spokesperson would be SOWI’s very own Daina Shilts! During this campaign, which will run from November 15 until December 31, Shilts will appear on promotional materials in...


Bowling season helps prepare Team Wisconsin for the 2018 USA Games

November 3, 2017 Blog, Featured

In addition to being tons of fun, this bowling season has been a great opportunity for the members of the Team Wisconsin bowling squad to prepare for the 2018 USA Games in Seattle. The SOWI bowling season began October 14...


“I’m going!” UWM superfan, Panthers manager receives invite to USA Games (WISN 12 News)

October 19, 2017 Featured, Press

MILWAUKEE — Michael Poll is well-known around Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus. He spends hours on the court, field and sidelines, his cognitive disabilities unmatched by his love of life, sport and people.


Team Wisconsin swimmer reviews the film Swim Team

October 3, 2017 Blog, Events, Featured

On Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30, 2017 three of the eight members of Team Wisconsin’s swim team for the 2018 USA Games attended a screening of the film Swim Team at the Milwaukee Film Festival. SOWI was a...


SOWI athlete helps plan for the best Wisconsin Rapids Run With The Cops yet

October 2, 2017 Blog, Events, Featured

If you ask SOWI athlete Cole Cleworth what he is most excited about for this Thursday’s Run With The Cops in Wisconsin Rapids, he’ll tell you the glow in the dark element of the night run. “The glo-sticks are cool...


The 2017 Truck Convoy showcases the vital partnership between law enforcement and the trucking community

September 28, 2017 Blog, Events, Featured

The Truck Convoy means so much to so many people. It means a great deal to the 10,000+ athletes who benefit from the money raised – a record-shattering amount raised in the 2017 Truck Convoy held on September 16 that is...


SOWI athlete achieves dream of being a published author

September 26, 2017 Blog, Featured

Have you ever wished you were someone else? That’s the thought-provoking question posed in the title of the new book by SOWI athlete Marquis Garner of Team Milwaukee. The title was taken from the first line of the book, where...


Oshkosh Police surprise Special Olympics athlete with great news (NBC26)

September 22, 2017 Featured, Press

OSHKOSH, Wis. – For most high school students, seeing a police officer come into your classroom is scary. But for one Oshkosh North junior Thursday, it was actually the opposite.


As he turns 100, a longtime SOWI volunteer reflects on almost 50 years of Special Olympics

August 31, 2017 Blog, Featured

Special Olympics has touched the lives of millions of people across the world since those first fateful Games organized by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in Chicago in 1968 – an historic moment that will be commemorated next year as the movement...



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