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In July, 9 Days of Awesome

In 100 days, the 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles kick off. Starting July 25, 7,000 Special Olympics athletes will compete at , and you're invited to cheer them on!

Spirit of Unity, Coast to Coast

The Unified Relay Across America will unify the nation as it delivers the Flame of Hope to Los Angeles for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Our Impact

Special Olympics helps individuals with intellectual disabilities overcome barriers through sports. Every day we empower our athletes to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on the playing field and in life.

Get Off the Sidelines and Get in the Game

Special Olympics Unified Sports is fun and action for teams of people with and without intellectual disabilities. 


Spotlight on North America

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300 x 200 Unified Relay

Carry The Torch

In the Unified Relay Across America, people like you can carry the torch in a coast-to-coast relay to the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles. LEARN MORE ››


Golf Skills Challenge During RBC Heritage, Ben Crane teaches

Hilton Head Island is known for a few things; the beach, bikes, tennis, and golf. We are home to one of the top tennis resorts in the nation, as well as a PGA Pro Tournament. Read More ››

Jose Ayala goes to 2015 Special Olymipcs World Games from the Napa Valley California

I started participating in Special Olympics when I attended Napa High School. I am going to the post secondary program Transition 3 at NVUSD. I have been chosen to go to the World Games in LA this summer. Read More ››


Coca-ColaSpecial Olympics Founding Partner.

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Mattel Inc.Supports Special Olympics Youth Programs.
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Events Around the WorldGo to the Worldwide Calendar

Unified Relay Across America
Unified Relay

YOU can take part in the Unified Relay Across America presented by Bank of America, an event that will unify the nation.

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Powerlifting APF State Meet
Powerlifting

This APF sanctioned event will have a Special Olympics Divsion where athletes will compete in the squat, bench press and deadlift. 

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Polar Plunge
Polar Plunge®

Special Olympics programs invite everyone to brave the freezing cold waters during their respective Polar Plunge events.

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Upcoming Events Around the World


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Event

Location

Apr 21, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Heart To Heart & Hand In Hand

Ferris State's Women's and Men's Basketball teams pair up with Special Olympics Michigan Area 5's basketball team to have some fun, raise money and awareness for our sports program. There will be a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and giveaways. There will be a $2.00 donation for admission.
For more information
Pat Rosales
Email: Area05@somi.org
Phone: 231-867-5713
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Ferris State University Wink Arena
1201 S State Street

Big Rapids, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Apr 23, 2015
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Area 7 Lexington Spring Games

Want to experience track and field competition in its purest form? Come to White Knoll High School in Lexington, South Carolina on April 23rd to cheer on our athletes as they leave it all out there on the playing field. Be a fan of the Special Olympics and help us promote the joy of sports. For more details please use the contact information below. For those of you who are competing, the registration deadline for this event is March 13th. Please be sure ALL MEDICAL FORMS are current.
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Pattie Corley
Email: pcorley@lexington1.net
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White Knoll High School
5643 Platt Springs Road

Lexington, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

Apr 25, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

West Athletics Qualifier - Concord

Join us April 25th at Hickory Ridge High School in Harrisburg, North Carolina as our as athletes compete and showcase their skill in track & field competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Megan O'Donnell
Email: modonnell@sonc.net
Phone: 919-818-4598
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Hickory Ridge High School
226 Fairway Drive

Harrisburg, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

Apr 25, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

West Powerlifting Qualifier - Concord

Join us April 25th at Crossfit United in Concord, North Carolina as our as athletes compete and showcase their skill in powerlifting competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Megan O'Donnell
Email: modonnell@sonc.net
Phone: 919-818-4598
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Crossfit United
21 Union St.

Concord, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

Apr 25, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

West Softball Qualifier - Concord

Come and cheer on our athletes as the demonstrate their grit and determination for a day of softball competition. This event will be held on April 25th at Central Cabarrus High School, Concord and Hickory Ridge High School in Harrisburg , North Carolina. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Megan O'Donnell
Email: modonnell@sonc.net
Phone: 919-818-4598
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Central Cabarrus High School, Concord and Hickory Ridge High School
Harrisburg , North Carolina
UNITED STATES

Apr 25, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

West Volleyball Qualifier - Concord

Want to experience Volleyball competition in its purest form? Come to Concord, North Carolina (location TBD) on April 25th to cheer on our athletes as they leave it all out there on the court. Be a fan of the Special Olympics and help us promote the joy of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Megan O'Donnell
Email: modonnell@sonc.net
Phone: 919-818-4598
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Concord, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

Apr 25, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dundee Volleyball Invitational

Join us on April 25th at Dundee High School in Dundee, Michigan as teams compete in modified, traditional, and Unified volleyball competition! Teams will play 3 games! For more information please use the contact information below.
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Kerry Simmons
Email: area34@somi.org
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Dundee High School
130 Viking Drive

Dundee, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Apr 25, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Comedy Show to Support LETR

The 5th Annual Comedy Show is a great fundraising event to help support the Law Enforcement Torch Run Program for Special Olympics Michigan. Tickets for the event are $20.00 and can be pre-purchased. The event features a great lineup of comedians.
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Garth Burnside
Email: burnsideg@michigan.gov
Phone: 734-260-5850
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Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase
212 South 4th Street

Ann Arbor, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Apr 27, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Coaches Training - Volleyball

This is a Coaches Training in the sport of volleyball. It is an online webinar so attendance in Mount Pleasant is not needed. To register for this training, please use the link below. If you have further questions please contact Zach Warner at warne1zd@cmich.edu.
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Zach Warner
Email: warne1zd@cmich.edu
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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Apr 30 - May 2 2015

International Bocce Competition

You are invited to attend the 2015 International Invitational Bocce Competition to be held April 30 - May 2, 2015. The competition will be hosted on the beautiful campus of Seneca College, King Campus located just 30 minutes north of Toronto Ontario Canada. The event will include opening and closing ceremonies, sightseeing opportunities, formal medal presentations, an athlete’s dance as well, all teams are guaranteed a minimum of four games over two days of competition. Registration fees for this event are $75 per athlete. Registration fees include the following: Three nights of accommodation; Meals on four days (breakfast, lunch and dinner); Snacks and refreshments; Transportation to and from the airport (as needed); 4 games of bocce (minimum); Medals for all athletes; Victory Dance. Teams choosing to arrive before April 30th will be required to pay an additional $25 per athlete which will include: Sightseeing opportunities; Accommodation for a maximum of two additional nights; Meals for a maximum of two additional days. All teams are responsible for their own travel expenses to and from the competition. Travel subsidy may be available for international teams. All athletes and coaches must be registered and members in good standing with their respective Special Olympics chapters/organizations. Due to our space limitations, we are unable to offer a Unified Event.
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Juli Prokopchuk Brattan
Email: julip@specialolympicsontario.com
Phone: 1-888-333-5515 ext.
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Seneca College, King Campus
65 Overlea Blvd Suite 200

Toronto, Ontario
CANADA

May 1 - 2 2015

Upper Peninsula Regional Spring Games

Want to experience sports competition in its purest form? Come to Escanaba High School in Escanaba, Michigan on May 1-2 to cheer on our athletes as they leave it all out there on the playing field. Be a fan of the Special Olympics and help us promote the joy of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Joyce Destrampe
Email: area01@somi.org
Phone: 906-428-3323
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Escanaba High School
500 S. Lincoln Road

Escanaba, Michigan
UNITED STATES

May 1 - 3 2015

South Carolina State Summer Games

Join us May 1-3 at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina as over 1000 Special Olympics South Carolina athletes participate and show their skill over 2 days sports competition. See you there!
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Kelly Garrick
Email: kgarrick@so-sc.org
Phone: 803-772-1555
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Fort Jackson
Columbia, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

May 1, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Bloom's Special Olympics Summer Kick Off

On May 16th, 2015, a Bloom's Business Professionals of America team will be hosting an event to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Illinois. The event will include sports tournaments, sports skills competition, crafts, a raffle, and food. Sports include: badminton, basketball, flag football, soccer, track and field events, and volleyball. The event will take place at Bloom High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois from 10am to 2pm.
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Bloom's BPA
Email: bloomsbpa@gmail.com
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Bloom Highschool
101 West 10th Street

Chicago Heights, Illinois
UNITED STATES

May 1, 2015
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Area 34 Track & Field

Come and cheer on Area 34 athletes as they demonstrate their grit and determination during a day of track and field competition. Events will include the long jump, 50m dash, softball throw, and many more! Developmental and wheelchair events are being offered as well! This event will be held on May 1st at Jefferson High School in Monroe, Michigan. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Kerry Simmons
Email: area34@somi.org
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Jefferson High School
Monroe, Michigan
UNITED STATES

May 2, 2015

King County Soccer Tournament

Come and cheer on our athletes as the demonstrate their grit and determination for a day of soccer competition. This event will be held on May 2nd in Tukwilla, Washington. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Justin Kraemer
Email: jkraemer@sowa.org
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Tukwilla, Washington
UNITED STATES

May 2, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Rhode Island Northern Area Games

Want to experience track and field competition in its purest form? Come to Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island on May 2nd to cheer on our athletes as they compete to qualify for the Rhode Island State Summer Games. Be a fan of the Special Olympics and help us promote the joy of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Chris Hopkins
Email: chris@specialolympicsri.org
Phone: (401) 349-4900
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Bryant University
1150 Douglas Turnpike

Smithfield, Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

May 3, 2015

Powerlifting and Tennis Head Coaches Seminar

During May 3-6 Special Olympics will be hosting a powerlifting and tennis head coaching seminar in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This seminar will provide training athlete conditioning, sports skills development and sports rules.
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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
SAUDI ARABIA

May 7 - 10 2015

2015 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Floor Hockey Championships

The Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Floor Hockey Championships held every four years, serve as a qualifier to compete at National Games. This prestigious event will take place May 7-9, 2015 at Carleton University. The Championships will involve 24 teams, 384 athletes, 72 coaches, and over 400 volunteers, parents, caregivers and supporters. For the first time, a junior invitational tournament will be a part of the event.
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario
CANADA

May 7, 2015
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Athletes Like Audrey Luncheon

The premier fundraising event for the Special Olympics Michigan State Basketball Finals is the “Athletes Like Audrey” luncheon held each spring. It honors Mike and Sue Jandernoa’s granddaughter Audrey Jandernoa and other children with intellectual disabilities. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, May 7 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel’s Pantlind Ballroom. For information and to purchase tickets, call Krista Paulin at (616) 583-1202 ext. 104. For gift planning or to make a gift, please contact Alison Miller at (989) 621-5580 or alison.miller@somi.org or you may send your gifts to Special Olympics Michigan – 1239 76th Street SW, Suite E., Byron Center, Michigan 49315.
For more information
Krista Paulin
Email: pauli1kc@cmich.edu
Phone: (616) 583-1202, ext.
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Amway Grand Plaza Hotel’s Pantlind Ballroom
Grand Rapids, Michigan
UNITED STATES

May 8 - 10 2015

Mississippi State Summer Games

Join us May 8-10 at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi as our as athletes from around the state compete and show their skill in sports competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Mississippi
Phone: 601-856-7748
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Keesler Air Force Base
Biloxi, Mississippi
UNITED STATES

May 9, 2015
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Area 24 Bocce Tournament

Join us on May 9th at Mason County Eastern High for Area 24 Bocce/Horseshoe Tournament in Custer, Michigan. Opening ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m and will end by 1:30 p.m. Each athlete will play 2 games. Coaches can become certified in Bocce or Horseshoes if interested. Ribbons will be awarded to those athletes who participate.
For more information
Cindy Hummer
Email: chummer12@gmail.com
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Mason County Eastern High School
18 S. Main Street

Custer, Michigan
UNITED STATES

May 9 - 10 2015

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend

Show your support and enthusiasm for more than 17,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities by running with Special Olympics Southern California in RunDisney's Tinker Bell Half Marathon. Run through the Disneyland® Resort and historic streets of Anaheim to a Fairy Finish — where runners will earn their "wings." Each person who completes the race will receive a gold Tinker Bell Half Marathon finisher's medal.
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Disneyland Resort
Anaheim, California
UNITED STATES

May 11, 2015

Special Olympics Middle East/North-Africa Regional Triathlon

Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination for 3 days during our first ever Special Olympics Middle East/North-Africa Regional triathlon competition. This event will be held 11-13 May in Bahrain. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form.
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BAHRAIN

May 13 - 15 2015

Oklahoma State Summer Games

Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes numbering in the thousands will meet in Stillwater in May for Summer Games. Staff and hundreds of volunteers are on hand to make sure athletes have three days full of competitions, Olympic-style ceremonies, Olympic Village, food, housing and many fun activities. Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes will compete in nine sports: Athletics (Track and Field), Bocce, Bowling, Golf, Horseshoes, Powerlifting, Unified 3-on-3 Basketball, and Unified Softball. Other events include Motor Activities and Stars of the Future.
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Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma
UNITED STATES

May 15 - 16 2015

Tennessee State Summer Games

The 2015 Tennessee State Summer Games will be held May 15th and 16th in Nashville, Tennessee. Over 2,500 athletes, coaches, volunteers, and family members will attend the two day event. Athletes will compete in seven sports: aquatics, athletics, bocce, Unified bocce, powerlifting, tennis, and Unified volleyball.
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Lipscomb University
Nashville, Tennessee
UNITED STATES

May 15 - 16 2015

Utah State Summer Games

Join us as more than 1,000 athletes and Unified Sports partners will compete during this two-day event and will receive support from nearly 500 coaches and more than 1,000 day-of volunteers! Competition will be held in the following sports: athletics (track & field), soccer, Unified Sports® soccer, softball, motor activities training program
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Salt Lake City, Utah
UNITED STATES

May 15 - 16 2015

Florida State Summer Games

Special Olympics Florida’s Summer Games are the largest event on the calendar with athletes competing in athletics (track & field), bocce, cycling, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. This event is held annually at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and kicks off with an exciting Olympic-style opening ceremonies featuring the final leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. It concludes on Saturday night with closing ceremonies and the much anticipated victory dance.
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Akin Joseph
Email: akinjoseph@sofl.org
Phone: 352-243-9536
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ESPN Wide World of Sports
700 South Victory Way

Lake Buena Vista, Florida
UNITED STATES

May 15, 2015
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast of Champions

Join us on Friday, May 15, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Detroit Athletic Club for an inspiring morning with the athletes and friends of Special Olympics Michigan. Here you will learn more about the many amazing programs Special Olympics Michigan offers and how your contribution can change lives and change society’s perceptions of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The event agenda is as follows -- 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.: Networking, Registration, and Breakfast Buffet; 8:00 a.m. -8:30 a.m.: Program and Breakfast Buffet continued; 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Support and commitment with continued networking. Please use the contact information below to RSVP for this event.
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Sarah Henry
Email: sarah.henry@somi.org
Phone: 734-476-0701
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Detroit Athletic Club
241 Madison Avenue

Detroit, Michigan
UNITED STATES

May 15 - 17 2015

San Diego People First Conference

The San Diego People First Conference Committee would like to invite you to our 2nd Annual San Diego People First Street Fair on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 4pm to 6pm, to be a vital informational component for our attendees. The theme of this year’s conference is “Living Longer, Growing Stronger.” The potential exhibitors were thought out as being useful resources for many individuals who have disabilities and could potentially utilize those services. The proceeds of the registration go to San Diego People First services and future conferences. This is our Mission Statement: “The mission of San Diego People First is to educate and support people with developmental disabilities in San Diego County. The members of San Diego People First encourage individuals to be self-reliant through education, support of peers, sharing resources and tools, presentations, and the development of leadership skills. Members serve as role models by becoming involved in community projects and being productive members of the community.”
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Rissa Chavez
Email: mchavez@ucpsd.org
Phone: 858-361-5546
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San Diego Mission Valley Marriott
8757 Rio San Diego Dr.

San Diego, Calfornia
UNITED STATES

May 16, 2015
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Area 4 Summer Games

Join us on May 16th at Houghton Lake High School's Bobcat Field in Houghton Lake, Michigan as our athletes compete and show their skill in various summer sports. Hope to see you there!
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Marc Wills
Email: area04@somi.org
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Houghton Lake Bobcat Field
4433 W Houghton Lake Dr

Houghton Lake, Michigan
UNITED STATES

May 17, 2015
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Knights of Columbus 7719 Golf Scramble

The Knights of Columbus (Council 7719) will be hosting a 4-person Golf Scramble to benefit Special Olympics Michigan on Sunday, May 17th at Arrowhead Golf Course in Lowell, Michigan. Check-in opens at noon with a 1:00 PM shotgun start. The price is $50 per golfer or $200 per team ($180 before April 18). This includes a round of golf with a cart and dinner (dinner-only price is $5 per person). The format is 4-person scramble (non-handicapped) and prizes will be awarded to the winner of each contest and the top 3 teams. For questions or to register, contact Jim Ormiston at 616-897-5867 or Paul Judd at 616-868-0452.
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Jim Ormiston
Phone: 616-897-5867
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Arrowhead Golf Course
2180 Alden Nash NE

Lowell, Michigan
UNITED STATES

May 17 - 18 2015

Special Olympics Golf Classic hosted by Paul McGinley

Paul McGinley, will host a Golf Classic at Spain’s number one golf course, PGA Catalunya Resort’s Stadium Course on May 18, 2015. The event will help raise funds for Special Olympics, the world’s largest sports organisation for people with intellectual disabilities. On the eve of the Special Olympics Golf Classic (May 17th) guests will have the opportunity to play a practice round on the critically acclaimed Stadium Course or visit The 2015 Open de España taking place in nearby Real Club de Golf El Prat. The evening will conclude with a dinner reception and auction at PGA Catalunya Resort’s onsite hotel.
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Adrienne Regan
Email: aregan@specialolympics.org
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PGA Catalunya Resort
Barcelona, Barcelona
SPAIN

May 19 - 21 2015

District of Columbia Summer Games

Come and cheer on our athletes during our Summer Games as they demonstrate their courage and determination over 3 days of sport competition. This event will be held on May 19-21 at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics District of Columbia
Phone: 202-408-2640
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Catholic University
Washington, District of Columbia
UNITED STATES

May 19 - 22 2015

Montana State Summer Games

Join us for the Montana State Summer Games centered in Missoula and the surrounding area. Special events and competition will include bowling, aquatics, kayaking, cycling, track & field, and golf. Athletes work hard to get to the Games. Following eight weeks of rigorous training, they are ready to demonstrate their skill in intense competition. They will not disappoint!
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Various Venues
Missoula, Montana
UNITED STATES

May 21 - 24 2015

Texas State Summer Games

Want to experience what Special Olympics Summer Games are all about? Come to the University of Texas in Arlington, Texas on May 21-24 to cheer on our athletes as they leave it all out there on the playing field. Be a fan of the Special Olympics and help us promote the joy of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Texas
Email: info@sotx.org
Phone: 800-876-5646
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University of Texas
Arlington, Texas
UNITED STATES

May 21 - 23 2015

Arkansas State Summer Games

The Special Olympics Arkansas Summer Games will be held at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. This event will bring together over 2,000 athletes and 500 coaches from across the state. This our largest event of the year, Summer Games features competition in aquatics, athletics, bocce, unified bocce, flag football, golf, powerlifting and team softball. Every race, every game, every competition held at Summer Games represents many weeks of training, preparation and dedication on the part of our athletes, coaches, and volunteers.
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Special Olympics Arkansas
Phone: 501-771-0222
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Harding University
Searcy, Arkansas
UNITED STATES

May 21, 2015
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

School Unified Bocce and Track

The School Unified Bocce and Track event officially kicks off the 2015 Vermont State Summer Games (a week early) as athletes and unified partners from across Vermont will travel to BFA-St. Albans’ Collins Perley Sports Complex in St. Albans, Vermont to compete, while using bocce and track to promote our schools communities of acceptance and inclusion where all young people are agents of change.
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Special Olympics Vermont
Phone: 802-863-5222
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Collins Perley Sports Center
890 Fairfax Road

St. Albans, Vermont
UNITED STATES

May 25 - 27 2015

2015 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial School Championships

Join us on May 25-27 in Oshawa, Ontario Canada as our as athletes compete and show their skill in basketball, bocce, soccer, and track & field competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Oshawa, Ontario
CANADA

May 26 - 28 2015

Unified Relay Across America - District of Columbia Relay Legs

The Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America presented by Bank of America, is a once in a lifetime opportunity for America to unify to build communities of respect and inclusion. Over the course of 46 days, in a hand-to-hand exchange, people throughout the nation will carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope across the country and deliver it to Los Angeles for the Special Olympics World Games. The Unified Relay will be three simultaneous routes hitting all 50 states and will be led by celebrity and Special Olympics athlete co-captains and supported by law enforcement officers. The District of Columbia relay legs will begin on May 26th in downtown Washington DC at 7:00 AM, continuing through the Arboretum, then a second relay leg, Colmar Manor to College Park will be run from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Thursday May 28th the relay continues with a relay leg from Largo to Barney Circle taking place between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM and then with a final opportunity to participate from DC to Alexandria between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
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Maria-Nelly Johnson
Email: mjohnson@specialolympicsdc.org
Phone: 202-408-2640
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Downtown DC to Arboretum (White): Between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM
Washington DC, District of Columbia
UNITED STATES

May 28, 2015
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Capital Kickoff

We would like to extend an invitation for you to join us on the steps of the Capitol on May 28th to kickoff the 2015 State Summer Games for Special Olympics. In 2015 Michigan's Law Enforcement Torch Run is celebrating its 31st Anniversary and it would be our honor to have you attend this event. The Law Enforcement Torch Run will be having a short ceremony to kick off the 70 mile relay run to the State Summer Games Opening Ceremonies in Mt. Pleasant.
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Andrea Rachko
Email: rachk1am@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3911
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Capital Steps
Lansing, Michigan
UNITED STATES

May 28 - 30 2015

Michigan State Summer Games

The State Summer Games is the largest Special Olympics Michigan event with 2,600 SOMI athletes along with an additional 3,400 coaches, volunteers, chaperones, family members, volunteers and spectators attending each year. The State Summer Games is one of six annual statewide competitions for the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan. The Special Olympics Michigan programs are offered at no cost to the athletes or their families. The State Summer Games are proudly presented by SpartanNash, the only Statewide Premiere Gold Medal Sponsor of Special Olympics Michigan.
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Aaron Mills
Email: aaron.mills@somi.org
Phone: (989) 774-4393
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Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

May 28 - 30 2015

South Dakota State Summer Games

This will be our 47th annual State Summer Games Competition. Approximately 600 athletes are expected to compete in athletics, aquatics, team soccer, individual soccer skills, powerlifting and volleyball. See you there!
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Johna Thum
Email: jthum@sosd.org
Phone: 605-331-4117
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South Dakota State University Campus
Brookings, South Dakota
UNITED STATES

May 29, 2015

Families Forum and Young Athletes

Join us May 29-30 in the United Arab Emirates for the Special Olympics Middle East/North-Africa regional families forum and young athletes event. Young Athletes™ is a unique sport and play program for children with intellectual disabilities. Children ages 2 to 7 will enjoy games and activities that develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

May 29 - 31 2015

Vermont State Summer Games

The Special Olympics Vermont Summer Games will involve over 400 athletes and partners. Competition will take place at the University of Vermont athletic facilities (aquatics, athletics, bocce) and the Williston Recreation Fields (softball). Two other staple events at the Summer Games will include our Healthy Athletes program and the culmination of our Law Enforcement Torch Run.
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Various Venues
Fairfax, Vermont
UNITED STATES

May 29 - 31 2015

Missouri State Summer Games

Join us May 29-31 for the 2015 Missouri State Summer Games in Springfield Missouri as our athletes showcase their skills over 3 days of sports competition. Athletes will compete in aquatics, soccer, track and field, powerlifting, and volleyball. For more details about the event please refer to link and contact info below.
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Susan Shaffer
Email: shaffer@somo.org
Phone: 573-635-1660
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Springfield, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 29 - 31 2015

New Mexico State Summer Games

Join us for the largest state competition of the year May 29-31. Athletes from across the state will compete in track & field, bocce, and Unified volleyball at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Stadium. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. Hope to see you there!
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University of New Mexico Track and Field Stadium
Albuquerque, New Mexico
UNITED STATES

May 29 - 31 2015

Rhode Island State Summer Games

Join us May 29-31 at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island as over 1,500 athletes from across the state of Rhode Island compete in athletics, aquatics, cycling, bowling, motor activities training program, soccer, and powerlifting! For more details please use the contact information below.
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Chris Hopkins
Email: chris@specialolympicsri.org
Phone: (401) 349-4900
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University of Rhode Island
45 Upper College Road

Kingston, Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

May 29 - 31 2015

Hawaii State Summer Games

Over 1,000 Athletes and Coaches from throughout the state will participate in our Summer Games at the University of Hawaii and Central Oahu Regional Park. Athletes began training in February and are competing in Area and Regional competitions from the end of March through the beginning of May in preparation for the Summer Games. Competition will be held in powerlifting, softball, swimming and track and field.
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Special Olympics Hawaii
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University of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii
UNITED STATES

May 30 - Jun 6 2015

15th Annual Special Olympics European Football week

The Special Olympics Annual European Football Week idea was initiated in the year 2000 supported by UEFA. Starting with 15 countries in 2000, currently Special Olympics European Football Week involves almost all European countries. Each country organizes a variety of football activities including large tournaments, exhibition matches during Club and Football Federation events and small local competitions hosted by communities and schools with an average participation of up to 50,000 people. During Football Week, Special Olympics footballers of all abilities showcase their skills and determination on pitches throughout the Europe Eurasia region. The aim of football week is to encourage people from all walks of life to get involved in the Special Olympics movement using the most popular sport. 2015 edition focus is on Play Unified and living a healthy lifestyle. The kick off the week will host be invitational 7-a-side Football Tournament on 29-31 May with 12 European teams in Rosmalen, The Netherlands.
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Miroslaw Krogulec
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50 countries around Europe
POLAND

Jun 4 - 6 2015

Pennsylvania State Summer Games

The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games will be held at Penn State University in State College. The event will together over 2,000 athletes and 750 coaches from across the state. This is our largest event of the year. The Summer Games will feature three days of intense competition in aquatics, athletics, basketball, bowling, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, softball and tennis. Every race, every game, every competition held at Summer Games represents many weeks of training, preparation and dedication on the part of our athletes, coaches and volunteers. Spectators are welcome to visit any of the competition venues and cheer on the athletes.
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Penn State University
State College, Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES

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Jean Vanier, a prophet of humility and simplicity, wins!

Today, the Templeton Foundation gave its most prestigious award to my hero, Jean Vanier.  For Linda and our children and me, he has also been our retreat leader, our teacher of humility, our guide. 

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