Athletes bring home hardware and memories from World Winter Games

March 28, 2017

Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes and supporters made their marks last week at the Special Olympics World Winter Games held in Austria by bringing 5 medals back to Wisconsin. Neillsville resident Daina Shilts continued her dominance at the highest levels of...


2017 Polar Plunge in review

March 28, 2017

Earlier this month, Special Olympics Wisconsin wrapped up an incredible 2017 Polar Plunge season where more than 6,000 plungers across the state helped raise more than $1,000,000 for our athletes. Beginning with Kenosha on February 4 and ending in Green...


Hit your stride this running season with Special Olympics Wisconsin

March 28, 2017

Now that Wisconsin is just about thawed out, it’s time to head outside for some spring fun. But don’t walk, run! Special Olympics Wisconsin has some exciting running events beginning this spring for the runners, or aspiring runners, out there...


New Indoor Sports Tournament Format Stokes Hoop Dreams

March 28, 2017

Special Olympics Wisconsin’s State Indoor Sports Tournament will be unveiling a new format next month at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh that focuses on bringing 20 additional basketball teams to the tournament. Although the Indoor Sports Tournament has been taking place...


Fit Feet offered at regional tournament for first time

March 28, 2017

For the first time ever, Special Olympics Wisconsin offered its Fit Feet program at a local sports event when it was featured at the Regional Basketball Tournament in Mequon on March 5. As part of Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Healthy Athletes...


Historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Announces “4 Kids” Partnership with Special Olympics Wisconsin, MACC Fund and Make-A-Wish Wisconsin

March 22, 2017

MILWAUKEE, WI (March 1, 2017) — The historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame today announced the creation of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 4 Kids with three important Wisconsin causes; Special Olympics Wisconsin, the MACC Fund, and Make-A-Wish Wisconsin....


Making a Difference: Brillion High School’s Project Unify

March 16, 2017

BRILLION (WLUK) — A local high school club in Brillion is making a difference in their community as they “spread the word to end the word.” Project Unify is a section of the Special Olympics, with local chapters throughout the...


GoFundMe Forms Partnership With the Special Olympics to Fund Athletes Attending the 2017 World Winter Games

February 17, 2017

Global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with the Special Olympics to help fund athletes that are looking to attend this year’s World Winter Games, which will be held in Graz, Schladming, Rohrmoos and Ramsau, Austria next...


ESPN’s Groundbreaking Coverage of Special Olympics World Winter Games Begins March 18 From Austria

February 17, 2017

ESPN’s first World Winter Games coverage includes live three-hour Opening Ceremony featuring Parade of Athletes, Special Guests and musical performances from multi-Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz and Grace VanderWaal Robin Roberts, Kevin Negandhi, Lindsay Czarniak and Dustin Plunkett to host...



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