‘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.


Leader-Telegram passes the Buckshot baton to WIN

July 31, 2018 Blog, Events, Press

Eau Claire, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Special Olympics Wisconsin is thrilled to introduce Eau Claire-based technology company WIN as the new Exclusive Presenting Partner for the Chippewa Valley’s legendary Buckshot Run. In 2018, the race now known as the WIN Buckshot Run...


Celebrating 50 Years of Unity and Empowerment

July 5, 2018 Events, Press

The spark that became today’s Special Olympics movement was ignited at the first 1968 International Summer Games in Chicago, Illinois. Five decades later, Special Olympics is returning to Chicago to launch the year-long global Special Olympics 50th Anniversary celebrations this July. Starting July...


Daina Shilts named ESPN’s Special Olympics Analyst for USA Games

June 20, 2018 Events, Featured, Press

ESPN announced yesterday that Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Daina Shilts will make her debut with the network as the Special Olympics Analyst throughout the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games from Seattle. Daina’s and ESPN’s coverage of the 2018 Special Olympics...


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...



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