Packers to Recognize SOWI for Packers Give Back Game

August 1, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Preseason game honors Special Olympics Wisconsin for its 50-year history in creating inclusive communities across Wisconsin.    The Green Bay Packers announced today they will recognize Special Olympics Wisconsin as the nonprofit honoree for the Packers Give Back Game on...


Neenah Trio Makes Lifelong Connections through Youth Leadership Experience

June 28, 2022 Events, Press

The following feature comes to Special Olympics Wisconsin from Jenni Oeftger, Alicia Langlois, and Annabelle Hodges of Neenah Public Schools who represented Team Wisconsin at the Youth Leadership Experience coinciding with the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando. —...


Deb Moore-Gruenloh Honored as Volunteer of the Year at Governor’s Service Awards

June 22, 2022 Events, Press

Longtime Special Olympics Wisconsin coach, volunteer, and mentor Deb Moore-Gruenloh was honored as Northeast Wisconsin’s Volunteer of the Year at the prestigious 2022 Governor’s Service Awards ceremony in late May at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison. From Serve Wisconsin, host...


Team Wisconsin Goes for Gold at 2022 USA Games

June 22, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

In a whirlwind week of celebration, camaraderie, and competition, Team Wisconsin certainly took the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, Fla., by storm. Medals were claimed—39 to be exact—numerous personal bests were set, and the delegation of nearly 100...


Chris Tarmann Carries Torch for 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

June 3, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Lit in Chicago, the iconic torch will make its way to Walt Disney World for the games June 5-12 The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs, debuted the Final Leg of the multi-state, two-week tour of...


Andrya Coutts Awarded WPPA Volunteer of the Year for SOWI

May 31, 2022 Events, Press

In light of National Police Week May 15-21, Special Olympics Wisconsin celebrated a special award recipient at the Wisconsin Professional Police Association Convention Banquet in Wisconsin Dells in late April. Specialist Niki Nelson, City of Waukesha Police Department and State...


SOWI Gets Fit at IST Fitness Station

May 18, 2022

The Special Olympics Wisconsin Health & Wellness team partnered with University of Wisconsin-Madison to host Fitness Station at Indoor Sports Tournament this spring. Fitness Station coincided with multiple Healthy Athletes disciplines including Healthy Hearing and Special Smiles, as well as...


SOWI Joins National Police Week Celebration

May 16, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the...


HEAR Wisconsin’s Mobile Audiology Clinic Progresses Healthy Hearing Programming

May 11, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin announced a new partnership for its Healthy Hearing programming this spring. HEAR Wisconsin—the state’s “premier provider of comprehensive services and resources for children, adults, and seniors who are deaf or hard of hearing”—will showcase new and innovative...



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