Opening Eyes® Provides a Clear Vision for SOWI Athletes

May 1, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Imagine training for months or years to qualify for the swimming competition of a lifetime. All those hours, all those practices. You get up on the block awaiting the starting gun as you gaze out toward the pool and see...


Basketball, Swimming Compete at SOWI Spring Games

April 22, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Nearly 900 basketball and swimming athletes from across the state converged on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh April 12-14 for the Special Olympics Wisconsin Spring Games. For the second straight year, the Spring Games featured spirited competition in 3v3...


Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving Raises $528K for SOWI

April 22, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Jersey Mike’s Subs and their customers across Wisconsin rallied to raise more than $528,000 for Special Olympics Wisconsin during the company’s 14th Annual Month of Giving in March. Thirty-nine Wisconsin Jersey Mike’s locations accepted donations from customers throughout the month...


Packers Give Back Awards SOWI $250,000 Impact Grant

April 15, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Grant will help fund healthy athlete screenings, updated equipment and enhanced training for coaches Green Bay Packers Give Back has awarded a $250,000 Impact Grant to Special Olympics Wisconsin, announcing the news with a surprise check presentation last Saturday, when...


Jersey Mike’s Selects SOWI for Month of Giving

February 29, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin is joining forces with Jersey Mike’s Subs locations in Wisconsin for the 14th Annual March “Month of Giving” campaign to support local charities. During the month of March, customers will have the option to round up their...


SOWI Team Heads to D.C. for Capitol Hill Days

February 13, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin Athlete Annie Mulligan and Unified Partner Daisy Lang, along with SOWI President & CEO Chad Hershner and VP of Marketing & Communications Addie Teeters, represented SOWI in Washington, D.C. for Special Olympics’ annual Capitol Hill Day advocacy...


AHW Endowment Awards SOWI for Inclusive Health Training

January 12, 2024 Featured, Press

AHW Seed Grants support community health, workforce development, and health-focused research The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) announced it will fund 79 new projects in 2024, focused on improving health and advancing health equity in Wisconsin. Special Olympics Wisconsin...


SOWI Announces 2024 Games Locations

January 12, 2024 Events, Featured, Press

Wausau, Oshkosh, Whitewater, Wisconsin Dells welcome back State Games Special Olympics Wisconsin announced its 2024 competition slate, highlighted by a return to Wausau, Oshkosh, Whitewater, and Wisconsin Dells for its seasonal tournament series. The greater Wausau area will welcome around...


Polar Plunge Celebrates 25 Years

December 21, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin debuts 2024 Polar Plunge campaign with inclusive plunge, anniversary celebration Thousands of Special Olympics Wisconsin supporters across the state will be “Freezin’ for a Reason” at the 2024 Polar Plunge® for Special Olympics Wisconsin. This year’s slate...



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