Fan-favorite SOWI runs return in person

July 29, 2021 Blog, Events

After a year of mostly virtual fundraisers and community events, we’re excited to return in person for some of our most popular running events this late summer/early fall! Final Leg Our incredible supporters from the Law Enforcement Torch Run for...


Unified Leadership Conference brings community together, “no matter the distance”

June 4, 2021 Blog, Events

On the morning of May 22, dozens of SOWI athletes, coaches, volunteers, board members and staff came together (via Zoom) in the first-ever virtual Unified Leadership Conference to show that “no matter the distance,” Unified Leadership is as strong as...


New June event offers unique 5K experiences across Wisconsin

June 4, 2021

No matter where you are in Wisconsin, the new Sun Run & Solar Plunge debuting this month is guaranteed to be a fun, safe and unique in-person experience that will help you start your summer in style. Each of the...


SOWI athletes return to action with Strong Minds

June 4, 2021

When athletes in South Central Wisconsin competed at the regional track & field meet at Edgerton High School on May 9, they were returning to action after a very difficult year – one filled with unprecedented stressors and social isolation....


COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar Recap

April 29, 2021 Blog

On April 14, 2021, our Health Promotion Clinical Director Dr. Leah Ederer hosted a webinar with the SOWI community to help them learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine. 27 knowledge-seeking attendees learned a variety of information like how to prevent...


Summer Sports Update

April 28, 2021 Blog, Events

While this summer’s sports action will still look a little different from years past due to the ongoing pandemic, we’re getting excited to safely return to action in ways we haven’t seen since before COVID-19 brought society to a screeching...


Introducing your Sun Run & Solar Plunge Ambassador

April 27, 2021 Blog, Events, Featured

Athlete Keira Thompson of Brookfield has been selected as the ambassador for our inaugural Sun Run & Solar Plunge series taking place across Wisconsin this summer during the month of June. The 14-year-old athlete embodies the Special Olympics spirit and...


Spread the Word for Inclusion all month long with SOWI

February 26, 2021 Blog, Events

Join us during the whole month of March as we highlight the Spread the Word >> Inclusion campaign and signal to our fellow Wisconsinites that inclusion is the way forward. This annual partnership between Special Olympics, Best Buddies International and...


Plunger Profile: RENEW 159

February 25, 2021 Blog, Events, Featured

For our committed Polar Plungers like those with RENEW 159, the changes brought about this year due to the pandemic were not going to get in their way of supporting Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes. Even though they didn’t get to...



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