ESPN and ABC Networks to Deliver First-Ever Coverage of Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 in Austria

October 26, 2016

Coverage March 18-25 of World Winter Games 2017 in Graz, Schladming-Rohrmoos and Ramsau Opening Ceremony on ABC to feature Pageantry, Performances, Special Guests Nightly ESPN2 program will bring viewers stories, competition showcase, interviews and more ESPN coverage to reach at...


Getting Dental Care Can Be A Challenge For People With Disabilities

October 24, 2016

Beth Rown (right), a dental hygenist who cares for patients with special needs, cleans Lindsay Klecker’s teeth. Via Alison Kodjak/NPR At the Marshfield Clinic dental center in Chippewa Falls, Wis., hygienist Karen Aslinger is getting her room ready. It’s all...


Olivia Quigley to be one of 30 individuals honored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation as part of “More than Pink” Campaign.

October 18, 2016

At 24 years old in 2015, Olivia Quigley, who has autism, was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. One month after her diagnosis, Olivia was invited to compete in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, an event for which she had...


Special Olympics Wisconsin Athlete among Recipients for the 2016 Anne Krupp Memorial Scholarship

October 12, 2016

Congratulations to the USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation Anne Krupp Memorial Scholarship inaugural recipients.  Lisa Gilson from Wisconsin and Dawn Crawford from Indiana are this year’s recipients. The scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is presented to one or more...


2016 Years of Service Recognition

October 3, 2016

Each year it is the pleasure of Special Olympics Wisconsin to recognize our Outstanding Years of Service Award Winners. These individuals contribute their time, talents and resources in support of SOWI. They are the driving force behind our success.  These...


October is Bullying Prevention Month

September 29, 2016

Starting this Saturday, schools, communities, organizations and individuals across the country will come together to observe National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month – an entire month to be reminded that, together, we can stop bullying. It is apparent that school and...


‘Ladies of Lambeau’ continuing to give back

September 29, 2016

Backpacks for Special Olympics the latest community project GREEN BAY — There was a common goal in the Lambeau Field Atrium on Tuesday night for a group of approximately 200 volunteers: to give back to the local community and work...


Wisconsin Philharmonic Names Special Olympics WI as Nonprofit Partner for Oct 9 Performance

September 29, 2016

The Wisconsin Philharmonic will present “Olympian Classics” on Sunday, October 9, as part of its 2016-2017 Classical Journey concert season. In a nod to the 2016 Summer Olympics, Milwaukee native Michael Torke’s high soaring Javelin kicks off the Wisconsin Philharmonic’s 69th season....


My son is not “broken”

September 29, 2016

“I remember the day my wife and I went to have a sonogram for our second child”, shares father, Don Wigington. “We were hoping for a boy. Tyler was born a healthy baby but as the months passed, there were...



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