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Special Olympics

Team Milwaukee (Agency 8-42)

Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) is a statewide organization which provides our athletes with a primary intellectual disability year-round sports training and athletic competition in area, regional, and statewide competitions against other athletes from Wisconsin. 

In order to participate in SOWI, athletes must have a valid medical and a release form on file with the SOWI office.  Practices are hold one evening a week, and competitions take place on weekends.

Current athletes click here to see medical expiration date.

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  What is Team Milwaukee?

Team Milwaukee Special Olympics is a community-based athletic program for individuals with an intellectual disability within Milwaukee County. Team Milwaukee practices one night during the week usually from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a few exceptions. This program is open to anyone ages 8 years and older. Students attending MPS schools that do not have a school-based program are encouraged to join. If you have any questions, please call 414-647-3824. To register, click this link and search 'Special Olympics.'

  Mission Statement

The mission of Team Milwaukee Special Olympics is to assure success and growth for all individuals with intellectual disabilities through a variety of athletic programs including training and competitions.


Team Milwaukee will provide opportunities for all individuals with intellectual disabilities to strive to be their best through competitions and trainings. Through a quality program Team Milwaukee will build confidence and respect to improve the quality of the athletes' lives and the lives of everyone they touch.

  • Team Milwaukee empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to work and achieve their full potential.
  • Team Milwaukee continues to strive to provide numerous training sites throughout the Milwaukee area with trained quality coaches.
  • Creativity & Humor
  • Hard Work, Dedication & Desire
  • Honesty,  Compassion & Respect
  • Competitiveness, Teamwork & Passion
  • Patience, Friendliness & Customer Service
  • Open - to change or new ideas
  Sports by Season

Fall Sports Season (September - December)

  • Bowling
  • Flag Football
  • Volleyball

Winter Sports Season (December - April)

  • Basketball (Team)
  • Gymnastics (Rhythmic)

Spring Sports Season (March - June)

  • Competitive Swimming - must be able to swim 25 meters independently
  • Aquatics (Feb. - June)
  • Soccer
  • Track & Field

Summer Sports Season (May - August)

  • Softball
  • T-Ball
  • Bocce
  Special Events for Special Olympics
  • MPS Flag Football Tournament
  • MPS Basketball Classic
  • Brandon Sprewer Classic
  • MPS Aquatics Meet
  • MPS Track Timing Day
  • MPS/Marquette Soccer Tournament
  • Wick Field Tournament
  How to Join Team Milwaukee

To join Team Milwaukee Special Olympics, a potential athlete must have an intellectual disability and complete a Special Olympics Medical and Release Form. To be placed on our mailing list or to answer any questions, please call 414-647-3824.

  Volunteer Opportunities


Looking to make a positive, lasting impact in our community? We are looking for individuals that are interested in changing the lives of our athletes by teaching the fundamentals of sports and teamwork.

One Day Events

We provide a variety of athletic competition that need day of competition help. Volunteers will assist with duties such as score keeping, timing and assisting with concessions.

Please call 414-647-3824 for more information about volunteer opportunities.

  • Pals after competition
  • Post-game photo-op
  • Special Olympics celebration
  • Special Olympics team
  • Wisconsin Special Olympics
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Contact Us

Christine Cowan
Recreation Supervisor

Phone: 414-647-3824

Team Milwaukee Special Olympics

2414 W. Mitchell Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204

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