Unified State Cross Country Meet returns for year two

September 3, 2020 Blog, Events

After being rescheduled due to COVID-19, the Special Olympics Wisconsin State Cross Country Meet is now returning for its second year on September 20, 2020. This Unified event organized by the Kenosha Running Company is open to all Special Olympics athletes as well as...


What moves you?

September 3, 2020 Blog, Events

In collaboration with the Law Enforcement Torch Run, we are pleased to introduce the new Special Olympics Wisconsin Virtual Run Series taking place October 3-31, 2020. The Special Olympics Wisconsin Virtual Run Series is a unique, fun and social distancing-friendly way for our...


Virtual Young Athletes helps the Zwicke family navigate the pandemic

September 3, 2020 Blog

This summer, our Young Athletes program went virtual so that we could continue to meet the needs of our Young Athletes and their families during the pandemic. One of the families who participated consistently throughout the summer was the Zwicke...


Lions Club International and Special Olympics team up on family health

September 3, 2020 Blog, Events

Thanks to a grant from Special Olympics Inc. and Lions Club International, Special Olympics Wisconsin is able to provide Family Health Forums free to its athletes, as well as their parents, adult siblings, guardians, and all individuals from the community....


Plenty of ways to support SOWI as summer comes to a close

August 6, 2020 Blog, Events

As the heat of summer winds down, we are anxious to get back with our Special Olympics community to enjoy the activities we love. We continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic while keeping the health and safety of our athletes...


Special Olympics Wisconsin enters Phase 1 – Small Group Activities

August 6, 2020 Blog

We are dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our athletes, volunteers, coaches, officials, staff, and all that contribute to the success of our athletes in training and events. While preventing the spread of COVID-19 is and always will...


Competition updates and our Return To Play plan

July 2, 2020 Blog, Featured

As most of our athletes and supporters likely know already, Special Olympics Wisconsin staff last month made the difficult decision to cancel competitions up through and including the Outdoor Sports Tournament. In light of guidance from Special Olympics Inc., the...


Getting through the Pandemic together

May 4, 2020 Blog, Featured

For nearly five decades, Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) has provided fitness training, health education and athletic competition coupled with social, life and leadership skill development to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Across Wisconsin, our athletes and volunteers have built...


The SOWI community spreads positivity, encouragement

April 2, 2020 Blog

As the SOWI community practices social distancing, it’s critically important that we all stay positive during this unprecedented pandemic. On that note, we asked some of our athletes and fans to tell us what is keeping them upbeat during this...



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