SOWI Welcomes Six to Staff; Wigington Assumes Interim President/CEO

January 20, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin welcomed six new faces to its statewide staff, bolstering nearly every department as the organization celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2022. Additionally, former Vice President of Sports & Health Programs Don Wigington assumed the title of Interim...


12 Days of SOWI

December 14, 2021 Blog, Featured

Join us as we celebrate “12 Days of SOWI” this holiday season! For the second straight year we highlight our talented athletes and the many other wonderful people who help make our tight-knit SOWI community so incredible. Before we look...


Special Olympics Wisconsin Awarded DHS Community Outreach Grant

December 9, 2021 Featured, Press

Funds will help individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) obtain knowledge and access to vaccinations. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced $8.1 million in grants has been awarded to organizations across the state to promote health equity in COVID-19...


Inaugural Culver’s Isthmus Bowl Comes to Madison; Features Special Olympics Wisconsin

November 15, 2021 Events, Featured

New College Bowl Game Features Top Division III Football Teams from Regional Conferences Every college football team dreams of a postseason bowl game and this fall, the dream will be a reality for two small college powerhouses when the inaugural...


Torch Runner Named for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games LETR Final Leg

November 2, 2021 Featured

Tarmann Selected as a Torch Runner in the LETR Final Leg for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games A special component of the Special Olympics’ USA Games is the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg®.  Law Enforcement officials and Special...


Travis Stuckart, athlete-coach, on going to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

November 1, 2021 Blog, Featured

“(Being) a USA Games coach is something that I could have never imagined when I began in Special Olympics. I was born with a rare birth defect called PKU, which means I was born without the enzyme needed to breakdown...


Tom Golisano Gifts $30 Million to Special Olympics to Expand Critical Health Services Globally for People with Intellectual Disabilities

September 22, 2021 Blog, Featured, Press

Madison, WI, September 22, 2021 – Special Olympics International announced last week that it has received its largest single private gift in the organization’s 53-year history. Tom Golisano, Paychex founder, philanthropist and father of a son with an intellectual disability (ID),...


Dane County Awards Nearly $5 Million in COVID Relief Grants to 183 Local Nonprofits

September 21, 2021 Blog, Featured, Press

  MADISON, Wis., September 14, 2021 – Many Dane County nonprofit organizations that faced financial strain in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic just received some welcome assistance from the County. Today, Madison Community Foundation (MCF) and Dane County Executive...


Returning to Play, by Athlete Lucas Smith

August 30, 2021 Blog, Featured

– An athlete’s reflection on the State Outdoor Sports Tournament.  August 7th, 2021, marked a very special date for many Special Olympics athletes including myself. It was a day that many will remember for being the first taste of state...



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