Help us send Team Wisconsin off in style!

June 22, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

In just over a week, Team Wisconsin will be traveling to Seattle to represent the Badger State in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. But before they depart, a celebratory send-off is in order! Friday, June 29  | 5-7 pm...


Opening Eyes helps SOWI swimmer see finish line

June 21, 2018 Blog, Featured

 SOWI athlete Alison Mushett is still on cloud nine after the Summer Games earlier this month, where she helped her relay team bring home the gold. As fast as she was before, Alison attributes some of her speed and success...


Daina Shilts named ESPN’s Special Olympics Analyst for USA Games

June 20, 2018 Events, Featured, Press

ESPN announced yesterday that Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Daina Shilts will make her debut with the network as the Special Olympics Analyst throughout the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games from Seattle. Daina’s and ESPN’s coverage of the 2018 Special Olympics...


Dexter Family Overcomes Hardships at Summer Games through Swimming

June 14, 2018 Blog, Featured

Cindy Dexter and her daughter, Chance, geared up for their swim relay at the State Summer Games while Cindy’s husband, Mark, watched on with their other daughter Kaylee, Chance’s twin. The freestyle relay is an event Kaylee was used to...


2018 Summer Games Fast Facts

June 1, 2018 Blog, Events

With the State Summer Games about to kick off, here are a few fun – maybe even essential – things to know before making your way to UW-Stevens Point for the biggest sports event of the year In 2018 SOWI...


Bill Semmens inducted into Janesville Sports Hall of Fame

June 1, 2018 Blog, Featured

“I want to thank all of the other inductees for what you did tonight. You all went over the time limit. I timed ya!” Bill Semmens joked as he held up a stopwatch to laughter in the crowd. But for...


A four-decade Strasser family tradition

June 1, 2018 Blog, Featured

The State Summer Games in Stevens Point is a family affair for many Wisconsin families, some of whom have looked forward to it for years as a summer tradition on par with the annual trip to the cabin in the...


Columbus students invited to Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle (Columbus Journal)

May 31, 2018 Featured, Press

Best friends Erica Patrick and Kira Janisch have shared a lot through the years, but in a few weeks, they will embark on an experience of a lifetime.


Wood County Sheriff’s Department tops Wisconsin Law Enforcement Challenge by raising more than $11,000 for Special Olympics athletes!

May 18, 2018 Blog, Press

Wausau, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – In honor of National Police Week, Special Olympics Wisconsin would like to recognize the Wood County Sheriff’s Department. For the second year in a row, they were the top-earning law enforcement team participating in the...



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