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...


Monona Grove celebrates inaugural Special Olympics Showdown

January 30, 2019 Blog, Events

Monona Grove Special Olympics and a group of student leaders from Unified Champion School Monona Grove High squared off on Sunday, January 27, 2019 for their inaugural Special Olympics Showdown. After a hard-fought battle between the two teams, Monona Grove...


Columbus High School on pace for another epic Polar Plunge

January 30, 2019 Blog, Featured

This time of year is always a great reminder of just how lucky Special Olympics Wisconsin is to have the supporters it does. Not only do thousands of them do the unthinkable and throw themselves into icy water as a...


Micah Gumness to Play Unified during NBA All-Star Weekend

January 29, 2019 Blog, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Micah Gumness of Pickett was among 12 Special Olympics athletes from around the world selected to compete in the 8th Annual NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports® Game on Friday, February 15th, 2019 in Charlotte, North...


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...



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