Unified Soccer Series with Forward Madison FC and Union Omaha Announced

February 21, 2022 Press

Union Omaha and Forward Madison FC, in conjunction with Special Olympics Nebraska and Special Olympics Wisconsin, announced today the establishment of the Unified Soccer Series. The Unified Soccer Series is the first of its kind within the United Soccer League...


Frank, Mayer, Olson Join SOWI Board of Directors

February 18, 2022 Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors. Milwaukee-area Special Olympics Wisconsin Athlete Rachel Frank, Robert W. Baird Investment Analyst Allie Mayer, and Village of DeForest Chief of Police Jim Olson assumed their...


Team Wisconsin, Capitol Hill Day Ambassadors Become Global Messengers

February 16, 2022 Events, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin Unified Leadership welcomed 62 new SOWI athletes as Global Messengers this January. Providing an important and complementary training to the physical at-home workouts for many Team Wisconsin athletes, this Global Messenger program helped many SOWI athletes embark...


Auto Show’s Charity Gala ‘Let It Ride’ To Benefit Special Olympics Wisconsin

February 7, 2022 Events, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin once again will be the beneficiary of the Greater Milwaukee International Car & Truck Show’s Charity Gala, which will take place Friday, Feb. 25, at the Wisconsin Center. The event, sponsored by the Automobile Dealers of Metro...


Adjustments made to Basketball, Winter Games schedules

February 2, 2022 Events, Featured

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to force adjustments to upcoming Special Olympics Wisconsin sports programming in 2022. The SOWI Sports team announced it will replace its typical 5v5 Team Basketball competition with a 3v3 Basketball State Tournament this April. Additionally,...


Health & Education Focus of MedFest 2022

January 21, 2022 Events, Featured

Despite the current hold on many sports-related activities, Special Olympics Wisconsin and The Medical College of Wisconsin partnered to provide Milwaukee-area SOWI athletes a free sports physical at Columbia St. Mary’s Ascension Family Health Clinic in early January. Typically coined...


Family Health Forum Engages Strong Minds

January 21, 2022 Events, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin welcomed Strong Minds Clinical Directors Amy Yonker and Kelly Costigan for a virtual Family Health Forum in December. As part of SOWI’s Strong Minds curriculum, Yonker and Costigan provided a lesson on the connection between mind &...


SOWI Welcomes Six to Staff; Wigington Assumes Interim President/CEO

January 20, 2022 Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin welcomed six new faces to its statewide staff, bolstering nearly every department as the organization celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2022. Additionally, former Vice President of Sports & Health Programs Don Wigington assumed the title of Interim...


Strikes, Spares, & Special Smiles Highlight State Bowling Tourney

January 14, 2022 Events

Pins weren’t the only focus at Special Olympics Wisconsin’s State Bowling Tournament in early December, as our SOWI community gathered (safely!) for strikes, spares, and Special Smiles at Bowlero in Wauwatosa. Coinciding with the bowling competition, Special Smiles—an integral facet...



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