Wisconsin lawmakers lead the charge in the defense of Special Olympics on Capitol Hill

May 3, 2019 Blog, Featured

The end of March 2019 made for an eventful few days for Special Olympics programs across the United States. The news of the $18 million cut to the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program in the proposed 2020 federal budget...


Healthy Athletes opens eyes for a new athlete and his family

May 2, 2019 Blog, Featured

Last month at the Indoor Sport Tournament, optometry volunteers for the Lions Club International Opening Eyes clinic placed orders for 118 prescription glasses and 90 prescription sports goggles. One of those orders was for 13-year-old Isaac Newcomb of the Reedsburg...


SpartanNash selects Isaiah Kasay as face of scan campaign

May 1, 2019 Blog, Featured

If you’re a Special Olympics Wisconsin fan who lives in northwestern Wisconsin, you just might see a familiar face in the beverage aisle of your local SpartanNash grocery store this summer. SpartanNash Healthy Athlete of the Year That’s because athlete...


Annual State Indoor Sports Tournament Returns to UW-Oshkosh

April 2, 2019 Blog, Events

Special Olympics Wisconsin’s State Indoor Sports Tournament will be returning to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s Kolf Sports Center this weekend for some exciting basketball action. Special Olympics Wisconsin’s annual state basketball tournament will include 56 traditional teams playing in a...


A trip of a lifetime for two West Allis pals

March 29, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

On March 14th-21st 2019, the Special Olympics World Games were hosted in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Two Special Olympics Wisconsin representatives, athlete Ryan Knodl and unified partner Ken Kuemmerlein, both from West Allis, represented Special Olympics USA in unified...


Special Olympics Wisconsin and Gigi’s Playhouse come together for Young Athletes

March 29, 2019 Blog, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin is partnering with GiGi’s Playhouse in Wausau beginning this fall to help provide young children opportunities to grow through Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Young Athletes programming. Young Athletes is a sport and play program for children ages 2-10...


Love is in the air at Special Olympics Wisconsin

February 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

With Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle of it, February is always a romantic month. But for Special Olympics Wisconsin, February 2019 may just go down as the most romantic one yet. This month, two couples got engaged in...


Trip to Admirals game is the perfect way to cap off a great Young Athletes start

February 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

The New Berlin Young Athletes program finished off an exciting first year with a trip to a Milwaukee Admirals game, where they also got to greet the players before the game.  “It was amazing to see Special Olympics promoted at...


West Allis Unified golfers are prepared for the trip of their lifetime

February 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

With Wisconsin being Wisconsin and all, it’s been a little difficult for Special Olympics athlete Ryon Knodl and his unified golf partner, Ken Kuemmerlein, to get a lot of practice in lately for the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi...



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