From the USA Games to the Half Marathon World Championships

November 26, 2018 Blog, Featured

Two accomplished Special Olympics Wisconsin runners traveled to Portugal last month to compete in the 2018 INAS Athletics Half Marathon World Championships. Tyler Wigington of Middleton and Colton Lohrenz of Oneida traveled more than 4,000 miles for the October 21 event...


New studies point to benefits of Special Olympics Wisconsin

November 26, 2018 Blog

Two new Special Olympics Wisconsin studies suggest that its programming may reduce healthcare costs for the state of Wisconsin and that its Fit 5 program leads to better health outcomes for its athletes. Medicaid study A study conducted in partnership...


Respect is my Universe – there’s space for everyone!

November 26, 2018 Blog, Featured

Earlier this month, about three dozen students and nearly a dozen educators from around the state gathered in Madison to share ideas on promoting inclusion and respect in Wisconsin schools during the 2018 Unified Champion Schools Leadership Summit. Under the theme...


The LETR’s Ryan Miller helps put puzzle pieces together for Run With The Cops

November 19, 2018 Blog, Featured

Ryan Miller’s favorite part about his job as an investigator for the River Falls Police Department is piecing together all of the details and bits of information from his cases like a giant jigsaw puzzle. “I like trying to find...


Local Special Olympics coach prepares for World Games in Abu Dhabi (WSAW)

November 5, 2018 Featured, Press

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) — A 313-member delegation from the United States will be traveling to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, to represent our country in the Special Olympics World Games.


Supporting Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes doesn’t get much more convenient

October 30, 2018 Blog

    Early November is a great time to support Special Olympics Wisconsin while you’re running your errands. Walgreens Things kick off at your local Walgreens pharmacy when you can purchase $1, $3 or $5 icons between November 2 –...


Milwaukee Sting bring first-class facilities and supporters to State Volleyball Tournament

October 30, 2018 Blog, Featured

For the second year in a row, more than 300 Special Olympics athletes and countless supporters will be taking over the Milwaukee Sting Center for the Special Olympics Wisconsin State Volleyball Tournament this weekend. The volleyball players of Special Olympics...


Coach’s spotlight: “I had made 100 genuine friends in just one day”

October 30, 2018 Blog, Featured

Cat Cornelius and Dylan Nowicki are partners who coach together for La Crosse Parks & Rec (6-36). After being impressed by their coaching and the camaraderie they shared with their players at the State Flag Football Tournament last month, we asked...


“Let’s make sure the next generation is the Unified Generation”

October 30, 2018 Blog, Featured

In the spring of 2018, Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Daina Shilts visited Unified Champion School Columbus High School to film a video for Special Olympics that debuted in early October for National Bullying Prevention Month. It was her first time stepping...



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