Carrying the torch for Special Olympics Wisconsin: Q&A with USA Games Final Leg Runner Kate Schaper

August 30, 2018 Blog, Featured

From June 27 to July 1, Kenosha Police Officer Kate Schaper represented Wisconsin in the Law Enforcement Torch Run® Final Leg for Special Olympics at the USA Games. After nearly a decade of dedication to the athletes of Special Olympics Wisconsin, she was selected to...


Energizer bunny Christopher Weems keeps going and going

August 30, 2018 Blog, Featured

About three years ago, SOWI athlete Christopher Weems of the Wausau Metro agency decided to make a big change. Weems found himself at a crossroads and wanted to lose weight. “You either change something or you keep it the same,”...


Badgers Give Back select Special Olympics Wisconsin as a Community Partner

August 28, 2018 Featured, Press

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Wisconsin Athletics announced recently that Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) has been selected to participate in their Badgers Give Back program. Badgers Give Back is an organization at the flagship state university in Madison that is...


‘Really excited:’ Special Olympics golfer, coach going to Abu Dhabi for World Games (FOX6)

August 26, 2018 Featured, Press

WEST ALLIS — Golf is usually a sport where it’s one person against the field, but FOX6 News recently caught up with two guys who play together as a team, and that’s led to a trip overseas.


Happy 50th anniversary, Special Olympics!

August 2, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

The Inclusion Revolution was born in Chicago on July 20, 1968. 50 years later to the day, over 40 SOWI athletes, staff, parents, coaches, mentors, members of law enforcement, members of the Board of Directors, and fans journeyed to Chicago...


OST debuts a new Unified tennis experience

August 2, 2018 Blog, Events

While hundreds of athletes from around the state are gearing up to compete this weekend in bocce, softball and tennis at the State Outdoor Sports Tournament (OST), another group of athletes and Unified partners is eager to participate in the...


Leader-Telegram passes the Buckshot baton to WIN

July 31, 2018 Blog, Events, Press

Eau Claire, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Special Olympics Wisconsin is thrilled to introduce Eau Claire-based technology company WIN as the new Exclusive Presenting Partner for the Chippewa Valley’s legendary Buckshot Run. In 2018, the race now known as the WIN Buckshot Run...


2018 Special Olympics USA Games Highlights

July 11, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

Opening Ceremony The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games opened in Seattle in spectacular fashion on a beautiful Sunday afternoon on July 1 with roughly 40,000 fans filling Husky Stadium at the University of Washington. Special Olympics Wisconsin and 4,000 other competitors...


2018 USA Games Day 5 Highlights

July 7, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

Friday marked the final day of Special Olympics USA Games action and many of the week’s events had already wrapped up, making for a much less crowded University of Washington campus. The highlight of the day was in basketball where Team Wisconsin...



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