Torch Runner Named for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games LETR Final Leg

November 2, 2021 Featured

Tarmann Selected as a Torch Runner in the LETR Final Leg for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games A special component of the Special Olympics’ USA Games is the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg®.  Law Enforcement officials and Special...


Young with a Heart of Gold

November 2, 2021

At the age of 16 years old, 17 when the Games occur, Christian Emery of West Bend is Team Wisconsin’s youngest delegate for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. Christian joined Special Olympics Wisconsin only three years ago, but is...


Delegates Selected and Fitness Journeys Underway!

November 2, 2021

As Team Wisconsin athletes and unified partners train over the next seven months in their respective sports, they will also be participating in a specialized fitness program to help them improve their sport performance and overall health. The fitness program...


Travis Stuckart, athlete-coach, on going to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

November 1, 2021 Blog, Featured

“(Being) a USA Games coach is something that I could have never imagined when I began in Special Olympics. I was born with a rare birth defect called PKU, which means I was born without the enzyme needed to breakdown...


Fall Sports Season

September 29, 2021

Fall is in the air and so is a new sports season! This fall, Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes will have the opportunity to compete in bowling, flag football, volleyball and our newest sport offering, cornhole. SOWI will be hosting a...


Big Rigs, Big Hearts – Truck Convoy a HUGE success!

September 29, 2021

Picture this. 111 trucks rolling into the Mercury Marine parking lot as the sun rises on the most picture perfect fall day. Horns honking, smiles beaming and athletes, truckers, sponsors, law enforcement, families and friends gathering to show their support...


The Road to USA Games Starts Here

September 29, 2021

The excitement was palpable as 122 athletes from all corners of Wisconsin converged on the UW-Oshkosh campus on Saturday, September 18 for Selection Camp. The stakes? 65 spots available to represent the Team Wisconsin delegation in Orlando at the 2022...


Tom Golisano Gifts $30 Million to Special Olympics to Expand Critical Health Services Globally for People with Intellectual Disabilities

September 22, 2021 Blog, Featured, Press

Madison, WI, September 22, 2021 – Special Olympics International announced last week that it has received its largest single private gift in the organization’s 53-year history. Tom Golisano, Paychex founder, philanthropist and father of a son with an intellectual disability (ID),...


Dane County Awards Nearly $5 Million in COVID Relief Grants to 183 Local Nonprofits

September 21, 2021 Blog, Featured, Press

  MADISON, Wis., September 14, 2021 – Many Dane County nonprofit organizations that faced financial strain in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic just received some welcome assistance from the County. Today, Madison Community Foundation (MCF) and Dane County Executive...



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