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...


U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama Will Serve as Honorary Chairs of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games

August 28, 2013

On July 30, 2013, Mayor Eric Garcetti today extended his support for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles and announced that President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have committed to serving as Honorary Chairs of...


La Crosse Camp Shriver

August 22, 2013

Camp Shriver in La Crosse brings together children with and without disabilities with the goal of teaching children to learn, laugh, and play with one another in a camp setting. It is a weeklong day camp and is run in...


Featured Edger: Dan Baumann

August 14, 2013

Dan Baumann knows a little bit about being on edge. As Captain of Police for the City of Waukesha Police Department and former member of the United States military, Baumann loves all things adventure. When Baumann heard from a co-worker...


Mission Complete: Athlete Receives Dentures after 12-Month Journey

August 6, 2013

Just one year ago, Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) athlete, Kenny Canon, felt paralyzed by unbearable tooth pain from long-neglected dental care. When Kenny’s pain resulted in a trip to the emergency room, his mother began to worry.  “He had toothaches,...


Featured Edger: Hannah Marasch

July 31, 2013

After 18-year-old Hannah Marasch heard about her cousin’s adventure rappelling Over the Edge of The City Center in September of 2012, she wanted in on the action. Just two months later, Marasch signed up for the event.  “This is the...


11 year old Boy Bikes 47 Miles in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin

July 1, 2013

When 11 year old Austin Veeser heard that his friend, Tammy Szydel, a Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) athlete, would compete in the softball throw and the 50-yard dash at the 2013 State Summer Games in Stevens Point, he knew he...


More than 100 Volunteers Needed at the Special Olympics Wisconsin State Outdoor Sports Tournament hosted for the First Time Ever in Waukesha!

June 29, 2013

Nearly 1,000 athletes will go for the gold at the Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) State Outdoor Sports Tournament hosted for the first-time ever in Waukesha on Saturday, August 3 from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and on and Sunday, August 4 from...



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