SOWI welcomes ten new Global Messengers

September 28, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

Ten Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes from around the state converged on a few Portage High School classrooms on Saturday, September 22, to be trained as Special Olympics Wisconsin Global Messengers. Every SOWI athlete has a compelling story to tell. It’s...


LETR continues annual tradition of hilarious Run With The Cops videos

September 28, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

With four amazing Run With The Cops events coming up next week, members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin continued their annual tradition of trying to outdo one another with humorous promotional videos. Here are some...


Fifth annual Champions Together Breakfast returns to Milwaukee

September 28, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin will be celebrating its fifth annual Champions Together Breakfast at the Woman’s Club of Wisconsin in Milwaukee on Tuesday, October 30. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and offers a complimentary breakfast and a...


Youth Activation Committee ready to tackle the school year

August 30, 2018 Blog, Featured

It’s that time of year again: the exciting (and sometimes nerve-racking) time when kids and parents alike scramble to get ready for the start of the school year. SOWI’s Youth Activation Committee (YAC) is also using this time to prepare...


Carrying the torch for Special Olympics Wisconsin: Q&A with USA Games Final Leg Runner Kate Schaper

August 30, 2018 Blog, Featured

From June 27 to July 1, Kenosha Police Officer Kate Schaper represented Wisconsin in the Law Enforcement Torch Run® Final Leg for Special Olympics at the USA Games. After nearly a decade of dedication to the athletes of Special Olympics Wisconsin, she was selected to...


Energizer bunny Christopher Weems keeps going and going

August 30, 2018 Blog, Featured

About three years ago, SOWI athlete Christopher Weems of the Wausau Metro agency decided to make a big change. Weems found himself at a crossroads and wanted to lose weight. “You either change something or you keep it the same,”...


Badgers Give Back select Special Olympics Wisconsin as a Community Partner

August 28, 2018 Featured, Press

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Wisconsin Athletics announced recently that Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) has been selected to participate in their Badgers Give Back program. Badgers Give Back is an organization at the flagship state university in Madison that is...


‘Really excited:’ Special Olympics golfer, coach going to Abu Dhabi for World Games (FOX6)

August 26, 2018 Featured, Press

WEST ALLIS — Golf is usually a sport where it’s one person against the field, but FOX6 News recently caught up with two guys who play together as a team, and that’s led to a trip overseas.


Happy 50th anniversary, Special Olympics!

August 2, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

The Inclusion Revolution was born in Chicago on July 20, 1968. 50 years later to the day, over 40 SOWI athletes, staff, parents, coaches, mentors, members of law enforcement, members of the Board of Directors, and fans journeyed to Chicago...



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