Coach’s spotlight: “I had made 100 genuine friends in just one day”

October 30, 2018 Blog, Featured

Cat Cornelius and Dylan Nowicki are partners who coach together for La Crosse Parks & Rec (6-36). After being impressed by their coaching and the camaraderie they shared with their players at the State Flag Football Tournament last month, we asked...


“Let’s make sure the next generation is the Unified Generation”

October 30, 2018 Blog, Featured

In the spring of 2018, Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Daina Shilts visited Unified Champion School Columbus High School to film a video for Special Olympics that debuted in early October for National Bullying Prevention Month. It was her first time stepping...


Green Bay Packers’ Geronimo Allison joins the Inclusion Revolution

October 30, 2018 Featured, Press

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison has teamed with Special Olympics Wisconsin as an Ambassador to help promote inclusion and acceptance of individuals with intellectual disabilities. The new partnership between Special Olympics Wisconsin and the third-year receiver who is a...


Your voice and your vote are needed!

October 30, 2018 Blog

With Election Day coming up on Tuesday, November 6th, we’re in the midst of many Get Out The Vote campaigns. Despite these campaigns to get people to the polls, people with disabilities are still considerably underrepresented in the voting population....


Special Olympics USA delegation for 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi officially announced

October 25, 2018 Events, Press

Special Olympics USA Team Named 313 Athletes, Coaches and Staff to Represent USA at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Special Olympics USA is proud to announce that it will send a 313-member delegation...


Market Realty Group helps Burlington Police Officer and Special Olympics Wisconsin supporter go to Abu Dhabi

October 19, 2018 Blog, Featured, Press

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Market Realty Group of Burlington recently made a generous $1,000 donation to help Burlington Police Officer Bryan Wangnoss travel to Abu Dhabi next year for the Special Olympics World Games. Market Realty Group contributed the $1,000...


Labor Association of Wisconsin helps Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes and Burlington Police Officer achieve dreams

October 5, 2018 Featured, Press

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Labor Association of Wisconsin made generous contributions recently to help Special Olympics athletes see the playing field and Burlington Police Officer Bryan Wangnoss travel to Abu Dhabi next year for the Special Olympics World...


SOWI says goodbye to a good friend

September 28, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin lost a beloved member of its community earlier this month when former CEO Denny Alldridge passed away on September 5 at his home in Stoughton at the age of 72. Alldridge was the longest-serving leader of Special...


SOWI welcomes ten new Global Messengers

September 28, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

Ten Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes from around the state converged on a few Portage High School classrooms on Saturday, September 22, to be trained as Special Olympics Wisconsin Global Messengers. Every SOWI athlete has a compelling story to tell. It’s...



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