The Unified Impact
Read about the Power of Inclusion in schools that participate in Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Unified Champion School program. This fall, Platteville High School demonstrated their deep commitment to inclusion when they selected Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Bailey Durni as their Homecoming Queen!
The Young Athletes Impact
Read about how our Young Athletes program helps to build the foundation for inclusion at an early age. This past summer, our Young Athletes program went virtual so that we could continue to meet the needs of our Young Athletes and their families during the pandemic. One of the athletes who has participated regularly was six-year-old Cody Zwicke. We spoke with his mom, Tami, about what the program has meant to Cody and their family during the pandemic.
The Family Impact
Read about how for most of our athletes, Special Olympics is just like one big family. 27 athletes and Unified partners were thrilled to come together to compete in Special Olympics Wisconsin’s first sports tournament in six months when they participated in the Southern State Golf Tournament on Sunday, September 13 at Kestrel Ridge Golf Course in Columbus.
But for Jacob Zydowsky of Silver Lake Special Olympics and David Hagens of the West Madison Area Special Olympics, the event held extra special meaning.
The best friends and longtime friendly rivals had been looking forward to this moment for quite a while. Although they had been able to talk by telephone during the pandemic, this was their first time being able to see each other in person.
The Impact Report
Read about how Special Olympics Wisconsin is making an impact on communities and individuals across Wisconsin!