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Waukesha Area Carroll University Schneider Stadium Saratoga Park  Waukesha South High School 
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100 N East Ave, Waukesha N Barstow St, Waukesha 301 S Prairie Ave, Waukesha 401 E Roberta Ave, Waukesha


All lots on Carroll University campus are available for parking. The parking lot next to the Van Male Fieldhouse and Van Male Natatorium on Barstow Street is for van/bus parking. Overnight parking is permitted in this lot as well as residence hall lots. Parking is also available at Saratoga Park, Waukesha South High School and Catholic Memorial High School. There are no shuttles between venues. Please plan accordingly.

Opening Ceremony and Parade of Athletes

Celebrate our 50-year history at an unforgettable Opening Ceremony with several special guests! Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

The Parade of Athletes will begin at 6:30pm. (Athletes should line up at Dennis Punches Track and Field Complex – west of the stadium – by 6:00 p.m.). Cheer on our champions as they enter Schneider Stadium at beautiful Carroll University.

The Opening Ceremony, Presented by Keep Calm, will immediately follow.

Sports Competitions

Cheer on our champions in five state-level competitions: Bocce, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, and Track & Field. Over 1,000 athletes competing! Catch the action by checking the competition schedule.

Healthy Athletes, Education & Resources

Free Health Screenings! Special Olympics Health programs help athletes improve their health and fitness, lending to an enhanced sports experience and improved well-being. Athletes receive a variety of free health services through Healthy Athletes screenings by volunteer professionals. ALL athletes with a current medical on file with Special Olympics, even if they are not competing at the Games, are welcome to attend and take advantage of these FREE screenings! Click here for a complete listing of Healthy Athletes screenings available at the Celebration Games.

The HEAR WI Mobile Audiology Clinic (MAC) will be available for free hearing screenings on Saturday, July 30! MAC will be parked in Lot 23 (by Rankin & Jaharis buildings) on Saturday from 8:00am-3:30pm for athletes, coaches, family and friends to receive a free hearing screen.  HEAR WI staff are also available for hearing aid checks/cleaning.  In addition, HEAR WI will have an assistive technology booth located in Victory Village. Stop by to try out the technology and talk to an expert who can help athletes that qualify receive assistive technology devices at no charge through a voucher.

COVID Education & Vaccine Clinic. FREE COVID-19 MOBILE VACCINE CLINIC will be located on Hastad Lawn on Saturday from 1-4pm and in Hastad Hall, Room 140 on Sunday from 11am-3pm.  Anyone in the community is welcome to receive a vaccine/booster. COVID-19 VACCINES ARE FREE – NO PHOTO ID REQUIRED – NO INSURANCE INFORMATION IS COLLECTED – WALK-IN EVENT/REGISTERED ON-SITE.

Victory Village

Victory Village Presented by Princeton Club will be located in Main Lawn across from the Campus Center at Carroll University. The Village includes activities, vendors, and Special Olympics Wisconsin information. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Click here for complete list of vendors.


Get your official Special Olympics Wisconsin gear and check out the great selection of exciting souvenirs including t-shirts, hats, sports bags, glass wear, water bottles, collectibles and much more. Be sure to check out commemorative 50th Anniversary merchandise!

Friday:          5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. at Schneider Stadium (Opening Ceremony)

Saturday:     9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Victory Village and 6:30pm-9:00pm at Victory Jubilee Dance

Sunday:       9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Victory Village

50th Anniversary Museum

Celebrating 50 years with photos, videos and memorabilia. Stop in the entryway of the Campus Center to see the 50th anniversary display featuring photos, videos and memorabilia from the past 50 years.  Highlights include a quilt made of SOWI local program t-shirts from the 1980s, videos spanning the decades and a sampling of Special Olympics pins from Wisconsin and World Games.  Open whenever the Campus Center is open throughout the weekend.


Concessions will be at the concession stand at Schneider Stadium and Saratoga Softball Complex. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Victory Jubilee Dance

Saturday, the “Day of Inclusion” will close out with the Victory Jubilee Dance featuring DJ Shawna, official DJ and producer of the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Jubilee is free to the public with a suggested donation at the gate. Souvenirs will be available for purchase. No carry-ins allowed other than water. Water will also be available for purchase. All guests will enter through a security check.

Saturday: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Schneider Stadium

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