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...


Strong Minds makes its debut at Summer Games

May 30, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

During the 2019 State Summer Games, the new Healthy Athletes clinic, Strong Minds, will be making its Special Olympics Wisconsin debut. The Strong Minds clinic involves a series of interactive learning stations that are focused on helping athletes develop coping...


Volunteer Spotlight: Portage County Youth Soccer

May 30, 2019 Blog, Featured

(For more information on how you can volunteer for Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Summer Games June 6-8, visit our Summer Games Volunteer Page) The hard work and dedication of Special Olympics volunteers does not go unnoticed. Events such as the upcoming...


Green Bay Packers VP joins the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Wisconsin

May 8, 2019 Featured, Press

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Green Bay Packers Vice President of Marketing and Fan Engagement Gabrielle Dow has joined the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Wisconsin effective March 8, 2019. Special Olympics Wisconsin is excited to welcome Dow and...


Madison area students celebrate “A Night Out” with Special Olympics Wisconsin

May 3, 2019 Blog, Featured

High school students from across the Madison area will have the opportunity to experience an inclusive prom at La Follette High School on May 10, 2019. The prom will be hosted by La Follette’s Project Unify club, the club for...


Wisconsin lawmakers lead the charge in the defense of Special Olympics on Capitol Hill

May 3, 2019 Blog, Featured

The end of March 2019 made for an eventful few days for Special Olympics programs across the United States. The news of the $18 million cut to the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program in the proposed 2020 federal budget...


Healthy Athletes opens eyes for a new athlete and his family

May 2, 2019 Blog, Featured

Last month at the Indoor Sport Tournament, optometry volunteers for the Lions Club International Opening Eyes clinic placed orders for 118 prescription glasses and 90 prescription sports goggles. One of those orders was for 13-year-old Isaac Newcomb of the Reedsburg...



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