Volunteer Spotlight: Erin Whiting

January 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

At Special Olympics Wisconsin, we like to say that volunteers are the backbone of the organization. And it’s true: Special Olympics Wisconsin would not exist today without the time, energy, and dedication of thousands of volunteers. In 2017 alone, nearly...


Marquis Garner hits the airwaves to talk Polar Plunge

January 26, 2019 Featured, Press

On January 20, 2019, Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Marquis Garner of Team Milwaukee and Director of Communications Tommy Jaime appeared on 99.1 The Mix’s Public Affairs program. During the radio segment, they discussed the Milwaukee-area Polar Plunges and what the...


Officer Wangnoss’ LETR work takes him abroad for a Final Leg and an Abu Dhabi Dip

January 9, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

When most people in Wisconsin start thinking about the Polar Plunge around this time of year, the last things that come to mind are hot sand and palm trees. But for one Wisconsin police officer, that’s exactly what a very unique...


12 Days of Athletes

December 14, 2018 Blog, Featured

This holiday season, we’re taking “12 Days of Athletes” to look back on some of the most inspiring athlete stories we covered in 2018. On the first Day of Athletes… In the last few years, Christopher Weems of Wausau has...


From the USA Games to the Half Marathon World Championships

November 26, 2018 Blog, Featured

Two accomplished Special Olympics Wisconsin runners traveled to Portugal last month to compete in the 2018 INAS Athletics Half Marathon World Championships. Tyler Wigington of Middleton and Colton Lohrenz of Oneida traveled more than 4,000 miles for the October 21 event...


New studies point to benefits of Special Olympics Wisconsin

November 26, 2018 Blog

Two new Special Olympics Wisconsin studies suggest that its programming may reduce healthcare costs for the state of Wisconsin and that its Fit 5 program leads to better health outcomes for its athletes. Medicaid study A study conducted in partnership...


Respect is my Universe – there’s space for everyone!

November 26, 2018 Blog, Featured

Earlier this month, about three dozen students and nearly a dozen educators from around the state gathered in Madison to share ideas on promoting inclusion and respect in Wisconsin schools during the 2018 Unified Champion Schools Leadership Summit. Under the theme...


The LETR’s Ryan Miller helps put puzzle pieces together for Run With The Cops

November 19, 2018 Blog, Featured

Ryan Miller’s favorite part about his job as an investigator for the River Falls Police Department is piecing together all of the details and bits of information from his cases like a giant jigsaw puzzle. “I like trying to find...


Local Special Olympics coach prepares for World Games in Abu Dhabi (WSAW)

November 5, 2018 Featured, Press

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) — A 313-member delegation from the United States will be traveling to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, to represent our country in the Special Olympics World Games.



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