Health & Education Focus of MedFest 2022

January 21, 2022 Events, Featured

Despite the current hold on many sports-related activities, Special Olympics Wisconsin and The Medical College of Wisconsin partnered to provide Milwaukee-area SOWI athletes a free sports physical at Columbia St. Mary’s Ascension Family Health Clinic in early January. Typically coined...


Family Health Forum Engages Strong Minds

January 21, 2022 Events, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin welcomed Strong Minds Clinical Directors Amy Yonker and Kelly Costigan for a virtual Family Health Forum in December. As part of SOWI’s Strong Minds curriculum, Yonker and Costigan provided a lesson on the connection between mind &...


SOWI Welcomes Six to Staff; Wigington Assumes Interim President/CEO

January 20, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin welcomed six new faces to its statewide staff, bolstering nearly every department as the organization celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2022. Additionally, former Vice President of Sports & Health Programs Don Wigington assumed the title of Interim...


Strikes, Spares, & Special Smiles Highlight State Bowling Tourney

January 14, 2022 Events

Pins weren’t the only focus at Special Olympics Wisconsin’s State Bowling Tournament in early December, as our SOWI community gathered (safely!) for strikes, spares, and Special Smiles at Bowlero in Wauwatosa. Coinciding with the bowling competition, Special Smiles—an integral facet...


LETR Wisconsin Earns Diamond Level Award of Excellence

December 23, 2021 Events, Press

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (LETR) awarded its Wisconsin chapter the Diamond Level of Excellence for its 2020 fundraising efforts, signifying more than $1 million in gross revenue. LETR Wisconsin raised more than $1,629,895 in 2020 alone, finishing...


SOWI Regions 7 & 8 Relocate to Brookfield

December 20, 2021 Press

We’ve Moved! Special Olympics Wisconsin has relocated our Regions 7 & 8 office to Bishops Woods Business Park in Brookfield. Our new address is: 375 Bishops Way Ste. 201 Brookfield, WI 53005 Additionally, below is a list of updated phone...


12 Days of SOWI

December 14, 2021 Blog, Featured

Join us as we celebrate “12 Days of SOWI” this holiday season! For the second straight year we highlight our talented athletes and the many other wonderful people who help make our tight-knit SOWI community so incredible. Before we look...


Special Olympics Wisconsin Awarded DHS Community Outreach Grant

December 9, 2021 Featured, Press

Funds will help individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) obtain knowledge and access to vaccinations. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced $8.1 million in grants has been awarded to organizations across the state to promote health equity in COVID-19...


Inaugural Culver’s Isthmus Bowl Comes to Madison; Features Special Olympics Wisconsin

November 15, 2021 Events, Featured

New College Bowl Game Features Top Division III Football Teams from Regional Conferences Every college football team dreams of a postseason bowl game and this fall, the dream will be a reality for two small college powerhouses when the inaugural...



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