Columbus students invited to Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle (Columbus Journal)

May 31, 2018 Featured, Press

Best friends Erica Patrick and Kira Janisch have shared a lot through the years, but in a few weeks, they will embark on an experience of a lifetime.


Wood County Sheriff’s Department tops Wisconsin Law Enforcement Challenge by raising more than $11,000 for Special Olympics athletes!

May 18, 2018 Blog, Press

Wausau, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – In honor of National Police Week, Special Olympics Wisconsin would like to recognize the Wood County Sheriff’s Department. For the second year in a row, they were the top-earning law enforcement team participating in the...


The 100-day Countdown to the Special Olympics USA Games begins now!

March 23, 2018 Blog, Featured, Press

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – 100 days from today, 49 Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes and five Unified partners will begin their competition at the 2018 USA Games in Seattle, Washington. From July 1-6, Team Wisconsin will be competing in basketball, bocce,...


School District of Milton Tops $18,000 for Wisconsin Special Olympics (School District of Milton)

March 13, 2018 Featured, Press

Milton, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – The School District of Milton is pleased to announce that students and staff throughout the district raised more than $18,000 for Wisconsin Special Olympics during their participation in this year’s Polar Plunge in Whitewater.


The annual State Indoor Sports Tournament Returns to UW-Oshkosh

March 7, 2018 Blog, Events, Press

MADISON, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Special Olympics Wisconsin’s State Indoor Sports Tournament will be returning to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on April 7 and 8 with some exciting new elements that will mean more basketball for more players. After some...


SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Walhovd, Woodard to represent Team Wisconsin in 2018 USA Games (Portage Daily Register)

February 14, 2018 Featured, Press

Sofia Walhovd and Steve Woodard of The Arc Greater Columbia County have been selected as members of the Team Wisconsin in swimming for the upcoming 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, which will take place July 1-6 in Seattle.


The Tough Job Experts tackle the Coolest Event of the Year!

February 14, 2018 Featured, Press

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) is proud to announce that The Tough Job Experts at JP Cullen will serve as the Premier Partner for the Madison Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Wisconsin that will take place on...


Kenosha officer to escort Special Olympics Flame of Hope (Kenosha News)

January 30, 2018 Featured, Press

Kenosha Police Officer Kate Schaper didn’t expect volunteering at her first Special Olympics Wisconsin event to change her life. Nine years ago, Schaper volunteered to hand out awards while in uniform at a Racine competition, but she wasn’t having a...


SOWI athlete Daina Shilts returns to Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding at X Games Aspen

January 19, 2018 Featured, Press

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – When X Games Aspen returns to celebrate its 17th year in Aspen Snowmass, Colo., from January 25-28, the winter action sports and youth lifestyle festival will descend upon Buttermilk Mountain and showcase the talents of more...



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