Lions Club International and Special Olympics team up on family health

September 3, 2020 Blog, Events

Thanks to a grant from Special Olympics Inc. and Lions Club International, Special Olympics Wisconsin is able to provide Family Health Forums free to its athletes, as well as their parents, adult siblings, guardians, and all individuals from the community....


Plenty of ways to support SOWI as summer comes to a close

August 6, 2020 Blog, Events

As the heat of summer winds down, we are anxious to get back with our Special Olympics community to enjoy the activities we love. We continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic while keeping the health and safety of our athletes...


Special Olympics Wisconsin enters Phase 1 – Small Group Activities

August 6, 2020 Blog

We are dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our athletes, volunteers, coaches, officials, staff, and all that contribute to the success of our athletes in training and events. While preventing the spread of COVID-19 is and always will...


Virtual options help keep Jennifer Fuerstenau fit and connected

August 6, 2020 Blog, Featured

The coronavirus pandemic has been incredibly hard for Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes for many reasons. It has deprived athletes of considerable athletic experiences as well as critical opportunities for social interaction. While nothing can match the experience of an in-person...


#BeLikeKen

August 6, 2020 Blog, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin lost a dear friend and a true champion for its athletes recently when Ken Kuemmerlein passed away on July 19 from COVID-19. For the better part of a decade, Kuemmerlein helped change the lives of Special Olympics...


Light up the fairway for SOWI athletes!

July 2, 2020 Blog, Events

As the blazing sun slowly sinks into the green, the night is only beginning. Golfers, light-up balls in hand, hit the course in their decked-out golf carts ready to play nine holes of pure sunset bliss. The best part is...


SOWI athletes show off skills in Xbox Virtual Gaming Event

July 2, 2020 Blog, Events, Featured

Although in-person competition over the last few months was canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, three Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes recently had the unique opportunity to compete in Special Olympics’ and Microsoft’s 2020 Xbox Virtual Gaming Event. Scott Rolling of...


SOWI athletes prove essential during pandemic

July 2, 2020 Blog, Featured

While many of us across Wisconsin have spent much of the last few months social distancing to slow down the spread of COVID-19, many people have been hard at work on the frontlines keeping essential businesses open. Although society came...


Competition updates and our Return To Play plan

July 2, 2020 Blog, Featured

As most of our athletes and supporters likely know already, Special Olympics Wisconsin staff last month made the difficult decision to cancel competitions up through and including the Outdoor Sports Tournament. In light of guidance from Special Olympics Inc., the...



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