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...


Law enforcement serves meals for charity (Kenosha News)

January 15, 2018 Press

Local law enforcement officers went from cleaning the streets to cleaning tables Monday for their annual “Guardians of the Flame” benefit. Police officers from Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie and Twin Lakes, along with Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department deputies and correctional officers,...


ADAMM’s 2018 Auto Show Gala to benefit Special Olympics Wisconsin

December 15, 2017 Blog, Events, Press

Milwaukee, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Automobile Dealers Association of Mega Milwaukee, Inc. (ADAMM) will raise funds for the athletes of Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) at its annual Greater Milwaukee Auto Show Charity Gala in 2018. The Gala will take...


Neillsville athlete Daina Shilts to receive Hometown Hero Award (Wausau Daily Herald)

November 6, 2017 Featured, Press

NEILLSVILLE — Daina Shilts of Neillsville will be recognized as a Hometown Hero on Tuesday by the Wisconsin State Assembly.


“I’m going!” UWM superfan, Panthers manager receives invite to USA Games (WISN 12 News)

October 19, 2017 Featured, Press

MILWAUKEE — Michael Poll is well-known around Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus. He spends hours on the court, field and sidelines, his cognitive disabilities unmatched by his love of life, sport and people.


Oshkosh Police surprise Special Olympics athlete with great news (NBC26)

September 22, 2017 Featured, Press

OSHKOSH, Wis. – For most high school students, seeing a police officer come into your classroom is scary. But for one Oshkosh North junior Thursday, it was actually the opposite.



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