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...

Play On! Why We Celebrate Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Day

September 17, 2013

“The right to play on any field. You have earned it. The right to study in any school. You have earned it. The right to hold a job. You have earned it. The right to be anyone’s neighbor. You have...

The Walt Disney Company and ESPN Team Up with Special Olympics for Global Initiative to Promote Social Inclusion and Acceptance through Sports

September 10, 2013

The Walt Disney Company, ESPN and Special Olympics announced a partnership that will leverage the power of sports to promote an environment of social inclusion and acceptance, by uniting people with and without intellectual disabilities through the Special Olympics Unified...

September is Sustaining Partners Month!

September 6, 2013

Great news! A generous donor will contribute $100 for each new monthly donation made in September, until we recruit 150 new Sustaining Partners. Your steady support will help ensure we’re always able to provide training and competition opportunities to our...

Gold Medal Gymnast lends support to the 2013 edition of Toys “R” Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids

August 28, 2013

On August 22, Toys“R”Us, Inc. announced the release of the 2013 Toys“R”Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids®, an easy-to-use toy selection resource for those who know, love and shop for children with special needs. This annual, complimentary shopping guide is...

Carrying on a Family Tradition at the World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Wisconsin

August 28, 2013

Tim first attended the Truck Convoy by himself, curious to experience the event after seeing a promotional sign at a truck stop. But his experience didn’t go unnoticed by the rest of the family. The following year, one of his...

Special Olympics Wisconsin Athletes Triumphant at the 2013 State Outdoor Sports Tournament

August 28, 2013

Nearly 1,000 Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) athletes competed at the 2013 State Outdoor Sports Tournament (OST) on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 at Carroll University, the Moor Downs Golf Course and the Saratoga Softball Complex in Waukesha. Hundreds...

Featured Young Athlete: Traigh Bowlin

August 28, 2013

When Traigh Bowlin was born, he barely tipped the scale at 4 pounds, 10 ounces. In addition to his already fragile frame, Traigh was diagnosed with bilateral club feet and an anomaly in his brain which causes a language disorder...

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