Fall Sports Season

September 29, 2021

Fall is in the air and so is a new sports season! This fall, Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes will have the opportunity to compete in bowling, flag football, volleyball and our newest sport offering, cornhole. SOWI will be hosting a...

Big Rigs, Big Hearts – Truck Convoy a HUGE success!

September 29, 2021

Picture this. 111 trucks rolling into the Mercury Marine parking lot as the sun rises on the most picture perfect fall day. Horns honking, smiles beaming and athletes, truckers, sponsors, law enforcement, families and friends gathering to show their support...

The Road to USA Games Starts Here

September 29, 2021

The excitement was palpable as 122 athletes from all corners of Wisconsin converged on the UW-Oshkosh campus on Saturday, September 18 for Selection Camp. The stakes? 65 spots available to represent the Team Wisconsin delegation in Orlando at the 2022...

Tom Golisano Gifts $30 Million to Special Olympics to Expand Critical Health Services Globally for People with Intellectual Disabilities

September 22, 2021 Blog, Featured, Press

Madison, WI, September 22, 2021 – Special Olympics International announced last week that it has received its largest single private gift in the organization’s 53-year history. Tom Golisano, Paychex founder, philanthropist and father of a son with an intellectual disability (ID),...

Dane County Awards Nearly $5 Million in COVID Relief Grants to 183 Local Nonprofits

September 21, 2021 Blog, Featured, Press

  MADISON, Wis., September 14, 2021 – Many Dane County nonprofit organizations that faced financial strain in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic just received some welcome assistance from the County. Today, Madison Community Foundation (MCF) and Dane County Executive...

Returning to Play, by Athlete Lucas Smith

August 30, 2021 Blog, Featured

– An athlete’s reflection on the State Outdoor Sports Tournament.  August 7th, 2021, marked a very special date for many Special Olympics athletes including myself. It was a day that many will remember for being the first taste of state...

Health Messengers

August 30, 2021 Blog

Special Olympics. “Health Messengers.” SpecialOlympics.org, SpecialOlympics.org, 16 June 2020, www.specialolympics.org/our-work/inclusive-health/health-messengers. The only way to end exclusion is to have people who face these challenges daily help create the solution. People with intellectual disabilities are guiding us toward solutions in our...

Run with the Cops is BACK!

August 30, 2021

This article was written by Chris Tarmann, Captain of Police at UW-Oshkosh Police Department and LETR State Council member. Chris has been integral in the success of Run with the Cops in Oshkosh.  Run With the Cops is back for...

An Interview with 2020 Convoy Marshal, Dan Brand

August 30, 2021 Events

The 17th Annual Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) will take place on September 18, 2021! Ahead of this event, we chatted with Dan “Dan the Man” Brand, SOWI athlete and the 2020 Truck Convoy Athlete Marshal, about his...

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