Athlete Coach Highlight: Nate Gerharz

November 6, 2013

Since 34-four-year old Nate Gerharz started participating in Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) nearly 20 years ago, he has competed at the State level in aquatics, bocce, bowling, and basketball. Today, he is also certified to teach nearly all of these...


Special Olympics Wisconsin Announces 2014 Special Olympics USA Games Athletes

October 31, 2013

Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) selected 62 athletes and 24 coaches to represent Team Wisconsin at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in Princeton, New Jersey on June 14-21, 2014. Click here to meet Team Wisconsin and donate to the individuals...


The 9th Annual World’s Largest Truck Convoy raises more than $90,000 for Special Olympics Wisconsin!

October 31, 2013

Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) held the 9th Annual World’s Largest Truck Convoy® presented by Quad/Graphics on Saturday, September 21st to raise money for our nearly 10,000 athletes across the state. Truck drivers, athletes, volunteers and law enforcement officials dedicated an...


This Tax Season, Do Something Special

October 31, 2013

Tax season may not be your favorite time of the year, but in 2014 you can do something special by supporting one of your favorite organizations—Special Olympics Wisconsin! In the coming months we will provide you with more information on...


Volunteers Needed at the State Fall Sports Tournament!

October 31, 2013

Athletes are gearing up for strikes, spikes and smiles! Volunteers are needed to present awards and escort approximately 800 Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) bowlers and volleyball players to their competitions at the SOWI State Fall Sports Tournament at Dales Weston...


SOWI Athlete a Colleague to Marshfield Law Enforcement

October 31, 2013

For the past eight years, Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) athlete Josh Follen, has been an active participant in the Marshfield Area Special Olympics program. His love for his favorite sport, basketball, stems from his brothers’ involvement on their high school...


Two Local Golfers to Represent Wisconsin at the Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament in New Jersey

October 18, 2013

More than 180 golfers from 23 Special Olympics North America programs will compete in the 14th annual Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway, N.J., Oct. 17-20, 2013, including two...


Athletes Step off the Playing Field and onto the Sidelines to Become Coaches

October 9, 2013

On Saturday, October 5, Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) athletes from across the state stepped off the playing field and onto the sidelines for a one-day Athletes as Coaches workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Jerome’s School (1550...


New SOWI Program Unites Athlete and Volunteer

October 8, 2013

Eighteen-year-old Tyler Wigington from Madison, Wisconsin loves to run, not only in Special Olympics Wisconsin events, but also in his community. This summer, he tied his sneakers and hit the road four times a week, training for the Waunafest 10-Mile...



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