Special Olympics Wisconsin

Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy while participating in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, Special Olympics athletes and the community.

The Special Olympics Wisconsin Vision – Sport will open hearts and minds towards people with intellectual disabilities and create inclusive communities across Wisconsin. Globally, we strive to end discrimination against people with ID.

There are multiple ways to support Special Olympics Wisconsin events, including the upcoming Summer State Games June 6-8.

More than 1,400 athletes will compete in the 2024 Summer Games, featuring competition in Athletics (Track & Field), Cornhole, Powerlifting, Soccer, and Tennis. The Games will take place at UW-Whitewater.

Nearly 600 volunteer shifts are needed to successfully support the athletes for their largest competition event of the year. To learn more about the summer games and to register to volunteer, please visit: Special Olympics Wisconsin Summer Games Volunteering

For more information about the Special Olympics Wisconsin movement, visit specialolympicswisconsin.org and follow on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.