Neenah Trio Makes Lifelong Connections through Youth Leadership Experience

June 28, 2022 Events, Press

The following feature comes to Special Olympics Wisconsin from Jenni Oeftger, Alicia Langlois, and Annabelle Hodges of Neenah Public Schools who represented Team Wisconsin at the Youth Leadership Experience coinciding with the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando. —...


Deb Moore-Gruenloh Honored as Volunteer of the Year at Governor’s Service Awards

June 22, 2022 Events, Press

Longtime Special Olympics Wisconsin coach, volunteer, and mentor Deb Moore-Gruenloh was honored as Northeast Wisconsin’s Volunteer of the Year at the prestigious 2022 Governor’s Service Awards ceremony in late May at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison. From Serve Wisconsin, host...


Team Wisconsin Goes for Gold at 2022 USA Games

June 22, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

In a whirlwind week of celebration, camaraderie, and competition, Team Wisconsin certainly took the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, Fla., by storm. Medals were claimed—39 to be exact—numerous personal bests were set, and the delegation of nearly 100...


Chris Tarmann Carries Torch for 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

June 3, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Lit in Chicago, the iconic torch will make its way to Walt Disney World for the games June 5-12 The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs, debuted the Final Leg of the multi-state, two-week tour of...


SOWI Awarded Unified Champion City Schools Grant

June 1, 2022 Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin was awarded a $10,000 grant from Bader Philanthropies, Inc. to support its Unified Champion City Schools (UCCS) program, the organization announced late this spring. SOWI selected Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) as the target district for this UCCS...


Andrya Coutts Awarded WPPA Volunteer of the Year for SOWI

May 31, 2022 Events, Press

In light of National Police Week May 15-21, Special Olympics Wisconsin celebrated a special award recipient at the Wisconsin Professional Police Association Convention Banquet in Wisconsin Dells in late April. Specialist Niki Nelson, City of Waukesha Police Department and State...


SOWI Joins National Police Week Celebration

May 16, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the...


HEAR Wisconsin’s Mobile Audiology Clinic Progresses Healthy Hearing Programming

May 11, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin announced a new partnership for its Healthy Hearing programming this spring. HEAR Wisconsin—the state’s “premier provider of comprehensive services and resources for children, adults, and seniors who are deaf or hard of hearing”—will showcase new and innovative...


Special Smiles Earns 2022 Delta Dental of Wisconsin Foundation Grant

May 9, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Special Smiles® program was named a grant recipient from Delta Dental of Wisconsin Foundation this spring. The award, totaling $40,000, is to be implemented for programming throughout the 2022 calendar year. Special Smiles provides dental screenings, personal...



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