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...


Help us welcome our new Unified Leadership Specialists

July 9, 2021 Featured

We were thrilled to recently welcome athlete leaders Megan Galarowicz and Edward Kastern to our staff as our inaugural Unified Leadership Specialists. Galarowicz, of Menomonie Red Cedar Special Olympics, and Kastern, of Oshkosh Special Olympics, were selected for these new...


SOWI athlete leaders help pilot Healthy Relationships

July 9, 2021 Featured

All people have a right to healthy and safe relationships. That’s the fundamental concept of the Healthy Relationships Pilot Project that members of the Special Olympics Wisconsin community recently participated in. Special Olympics Wisconsin was one of just four states...


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....


The Greek Freak gives a SOWI athlete the birthday of a lifetime

June 3, 2021 Blog

As the Milwaukee Bucks prepare to take on the Brooklyn Nets in the second round of the NBA playoffs, several Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes are still reminiscing on their experiences during a magical Bucks game on April 24 this year....


Marc Cadieux begins term as new Chairman of the Board

May 19, 2021 Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin is pleased to announce that Marc Cadieux, Chief Financial Officer of Children’s Wisconsin in Milwaukee, has been selected to serve as the next chairman of its board of directors. With nearly 25 years of experience in the industry, Cadieux will bring...


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...



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