Columbus students invited to Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle (Columbus Journal)

May 31, 2018 Featured, Press

Best friends Erica Patrick and Kira Janisch have shared a lot through the years, but in a few weeks, they will embark on an experience of a lifetime.


Martha Hill adds USA Athlete Input Council to impressive resume

May 11, 2018 Blog, Featured

SOWI athlete, 2017 Dennis H. Alldridge Hall of Fame inductee, and SOWI Board of Directors member Martha Hill recently added another accomplishment to her already impressive Special Olympics resume. Hill has been selected from over 200 candidates to serve as...


It’s the nose boy!

May 11, 2018 Blog, Featured

When new SOWI athlete Ethan Sallinen started basketball this year with the Door County Clippers, his mom Amanda was concerned that he might be in over his head – literally. On a court primarily filled with adults and teenagers in...


It is a very big deal to us

May 11, 2018 Blog, Featured

Jerry Halboth is a SOWI athlete from Williams Bay. He has been a SOWI athlete for more than 20 years. For Spread the Word to End the Word Day in March, Halboth wrote passionately on Facebook about what Special Olympics and the...


Kim’s swimming dreams will become a reality in Seattle

May 9, 2018 Blog, Featured

Kim Raatz has been a Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete since 1994 and she competes as a member of the North Suburban agency. She will be representing Wisconsin in swimming at the 2018 USA Games in Seattle this summer. Her mother, Sue, has...


From restaurant menu sketch to Wisconsin tradition: La Crosse celebrates the 20th Annual Polar Plunge

March 28, 2018 Blog, Featured

Twenty years ago, Special Olympics Wisconsin staff members Kerry Gloede and Bill Fish along with the Chief of the Onalaska Police Department, Randy Williams, traveled all the way out to Alaska for a Law Enforcement Torch Run conference. While there,...


The 100-day Countdown to the Special Olympics USA Games begins now!

March 23, 2018 Blog, Featured, Press

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – 100 days from today, 49 Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes and five Unified partners will begin their competition at the 2018 USA Games in Seattle, Washington. From July 1-6, Team Wisconsin will be competing in basketball, bocce,...


School District of Milton Tops $18,000 for Wisconsin Special Olympics (School District of Milton)

March 13, 2018 Featured, Press

Milton, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – The School District of Milton is pleased to announce that students and staff throughout the district raised more than $18,000 for Wisconsin Special Olympics during their participation in this year’s Polar Plunge in Whitewater.


“Not everyone gets to have someone as special as my uncle in their life”

March 7, 2018 Blog, Featured

Niki Nelson is a police specialist with the Waukesha Police Department. She has personified the spirit of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin for nearly 20 years. Last year she represented Wisconsin for the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch...



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