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This week we hear from athlete Ryan Dushek from Milwaukee who shares all the ways SOWI has helped him become more courageous!

How and when did you become involved with SOWI?
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“If they are scared or shy, Special Olympics can help them become brave and more outgoing. Everyone will help you. Everyone will accept you.”

This week we hear from Charles “Alex”…


“She was crying, so I gave her my medal so she could celebrate with her family and take pictures.”

This week we hear from athlete Adam Hale from Milton!

How and when did you…


“I went on to lose close to 50 pounds and still live that lifestyle to this day, exercising regularly and eating only healthy foods.”

On this week’s “My SOWI Story,” we…


“By joining SOWI people can show their communities, states, our country, and the entire world that people with intellectual disabilities are equal humans.”

On this week’s “My SOWI Story,” we hear…


“I enjoy the fact that I have met some of my best friends through my participation with SOWI. It gives me an opportunity to see my friends often…


“I remember the day my wife and I went to have a sonogram for our second child”, shares father, Don Wigington. “We were hoping for a boy. Tyler was born…


The athletes that make up Special Olympics Wisconsin are nothing short of extraordinary. They overcome obstacles every day, but do so with courage and a smile. One athlete…


Throughout the year, Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) organizes training and competition for 18 different Olympic-type sports. One of our most popular sports is bocce – a game of skill and strategy…

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