Updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

March 11, 2020 Blog

COVID-19 Update: State Summer Games and Extended Office Closure (March 27, 2020) – We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience as we, like every other organization in the country, continue to monitor the coronavirus situation and make difficult decisions about how to...


PACKERS’ 15TH ANNUAL TAILGATE TOUR SET FOR MAY 15-17

March 9, 2020 Events, Press

Visits planned for La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee areas to benefit Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics Wisconsin, and Stars and Stripes Honor Flight MARCH 9, 2020 — (PRESS RELEASE) The Green Bay Packers today announced plans for the 15th annual ‘Green...


Special Olympics and Best Buddies build global movement to promote inclusion

March 3, 2020 Press

MADISON, WIS. – MARCH 3, 2020 (Press Release)– Special Olympics, Best Buddies International and supporters from around the world will unite on Wednesday, March 4th for the annual Spread the Word Day. The Spread the Word to End the Word...


Lindsay’s Big Chill brings big support

March 3, 2020 Blog, Featured

For Lindsay Schwabe of Monona Grove Special Olympics, the Region 6 district basketball tournament in Madison this past Sunday was a great way to follow up an eventful Polar Plunge season. Although Schwabe’s team lost both their games, it was...


Beloit Memorial’s Unified Swim program makes a splash

March 2, 2020

Beloit Memorial High School sits right on the banks of the picturesque Rock River. It’s an undeniably gorgeous setting for a high school. However, soon after Lori Lange began working there as a special education teacher in 2016, she came...


Special Olympics Wisconsin Delegates Champion for Inclusion and Need for Critical Funding on Capitol Hill

February 28, 2020 Blog, Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 12, 2020 – (PRESS RELEASE) Special Olympics athletes, organization leaders, Unified Sports partners, and family members from across the United States and the District of Columbia converged on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on February 11th...


Plenty to smile about this Plunge season!

February 28, 2020 Blog

Eleven down, two to go! We’re in the homestretch of the 2020 Polar Plunge season. It’s been a Plunge season to remember. Here are just a few of the highlights from February. Cole Cleworth helps kick off new Rapids location with...


Madison’s most celebrated winter event of the year returns!

February 4, 2020 Blog, Events, Featured

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Hundreds of Special Olympics Wisconsin supporters from across Madison and beyond will be “Freezin’ for a Reason” as they plunge into icy water to raise funds for Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes on February 15, 2020...


Daina Shilts captures her first X Games gold

January 28, 2020 Blog, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin snowboarder Daina Shilts of Neillsville won her first X Games gold medal during the X Games Aspen Unified Snowboarding competition on January 23, 2020. Shilts secured first place after having the fastest combined score along with her...



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