Trailblazing Special Olympics tournament takes place in Lake Geneva (Lake Geneva Regional News)

July 24, 2019 Featured, Press

On July 20, 51 years to the day since the first-ever Special Olympics in Chicago in 1968, Lake Geneva was the site of another Special Olympics first.   At Lake Geneva Tennis, 23 teams of doubles players took part in...


Special Olympics USA Athletes Celebrated at White House (Special Olympics)

July 18, 2019 Press

On 18 July, 20 Special Olympics USA representatives including athletes, coaches and Unified partners were invited to the White House by President Donald J. Trump to congratulate and recognize them for their accomplishments at the Special Olympics World Games Abu...


Special Olympics athlete finds stride in cross country running (TMJ4)

July 16, 2019 Press

Marquis Garner 39, found his stride and is out-running anyone who tells  him he can’t do something because of his autism.   “I had a hard time fitting in with mainstream society. I got cut from my basketball team, so...


Athletes from Special Olympics add important perspectives to research (Waisman Center)

July 11, 2019 Featured, Press

For many, a mention of Special Olympics invokes images of accomplished athletes, a community of inclusion and support, and the joy of athletic competition.


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...


Special Olympics Wisconsin and Gigi’s Playhouse come together for Young Athletes

March 29, 2019 Blog, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin is partnering with GiGi’s Playhouse in Wausau beginning this fall to help provide young children opportunities to grow through Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Young Athletes programming. Young Athletes is a sport and play program for children ages 2-10...


Marquis Garner hits the airwaves to talk Polar Plunge

January 26, 2019 Featured, Press

On January 20, 2019, Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Marquis Garner of Team Milwaukee and Director of Communications Tommy Jaime appeared on 99.1 The Mix’s Public Affairs program. During the radio segment, they discussed the Milwaukee-area Polar Plunges and what the...


Local Special Olympics coach prepares for World Games in Abu Dhabi (WSAW)

November 5, 2018 Featured, Press

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) — A 313-member delegation from the United States will be traveling to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, to represent our country in the Special Olympics World Games.


Green Bay Packers’ Geronimo Allison joins the Inclusion Revolution

October 30, 2018 Featured, Press

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison has teamed with Special Olympics Wisconsin as an Ambassador to help promote inclusion and acceptance of individuals with intellectual disabilities. The new partnership between Special Olympics Wisconsin and the third-year receiver who is a...



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