The importance of Fit Feet: A Q&A with new clinical director Dr. Josephine Lyons

March 29, 2019 Blog, Featured

This year’s Region 8 District Basketball tournament in Mequon on March 3rd, 2019 included the Fit Feet clinic as part of Healthy Athletes. During the clinic, 82 athletes were screened by 23 medical volunteers. One of those volunteers was Dr....


A trip of a lifetime for two West Allis pals

March 29, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

On March 14th-21st 2019, the Special Olympics World Games were hosted in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Two Special Olympics Wisconsin representatives, athlete Ryan Knodl and unified partner Ken Kuemmerlein, both from West Allis, represented Special Olympics USA in unified...


Special Olympics Wisconsin and Gigi’s Playhouse come together for Young Athletes

March 29, 2019 Blog, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin is partnering with GiGi’s Playhouse in Wausau beginning this fall to help provide young children opportunities to grow through Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Young Athletes programming. Young Athletes is a sport and play program for children ages 2-10...


Love is in the air at Special Olympics Wisconsin

February 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

With Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle of it, February is always a romantic month. But for Special Olympics Wisconsin, February 2019 may just go down as the most romantic one yet. This month, two couples got engaged in...


Trip to Admirals game is the perfect way to cap off a great Young Athletes start

February 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

The New Berlin Young Athletes program finished off an exciting first year with a trip to a Milwaukee Admirals game, where they also got to greet the players before the game.  “It was amazing to see Special Olympics promoted at...


West Allis Unified golfers are prepared for the trip of their lifetime

February 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

With Wisconsin being Wisconsin and all, it’s been a little difficult for Special Olympics athlete Ryon Knodl and his unified golf partner, Ken Kuemmerlein, to get a lot of practice in lately for the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi...


Special Olympic Wisconsin and UW-Whitewater team up for the inaugural Athlete Leadership Academy

February 27, 2019 Blog

25 Special Olympic Wisconsin athletes paired with 25 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student athletes on January 16 for the very first Athlete Leadership Academy. The athletes of both organizations spent the day listening to guest speakers, participating in workshops and engaging...


There’s never a bad time to give a new sport a shot

February 8, 2019 Blog, Featured

While most of the 140 athletes at this weekend’s State Winter Games in Wausau are seasoned vets in winter sports, there will be plenty of athletes experiencing the unique thrill of Winter Games competition for the first time this year....


Mother and daughter team up to Play Unified at World Games Abu Dhabi

January 30, 2019 Blog, Featured

This March, Patricia Pipkorn and her daughter Joanna Stein of Green Bay will be taking a trip unlike one they’ve ever gone on. They’ll be flying to Abu Dhabi to participate in the 2019 Special Olympics World Games. The mother-daughter...



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