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Michigan

Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. Since the establishment of Special Olympics in 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with the organization has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering.
The Power of Sport. For every Special Olympics athlete, there are many more waiting for their chance.  Help us reach one more person who wants to participate.  
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More than 20,679 athletes participate in Special Olympics Michigan programs. Michigan has one of the largest programs in the U.S., but we're always looking for more athletes! Special Olympics Athletes are young and old. They have different backgrounds and hometowns. Some are gifted athletes; others must work very hard just to reach the finish line.

Athelete Development
Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities. Through Special Olympics, athletes gain self-confidence and prove their own capabilities. Special Olympics Michigan is not just training for sports--it's training for life!

Training and Competition
Special Olympics helps children and adults with intellectual disabilities improve their fitness, learn sports skills, and experience the joy of winning through regular training and competition. It's a year-round program and athletes can train for many different sports. It enables families to train together, to have common goals and to become part of the sports world of Special Olympics. Through Special Olympics, athletes gain self-esteem and discipline, which carry over into school, home and the workplace.

Michigan Contact Info

East Campus Drive
Mt. Pleasant, MI,  48859

+1 (989) 774-3911

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Sports Offered

Upcoming Events

  • ربيع الثاني
    30
    Jackson/Clarklake Polar Plunge 2017
    السبت ربيع الثاني 30, 1438
    08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Clarklake
    Michigan
    USA

    Jackson/Clarklake Polar Plunge 2017

    السبت ربيع الثاني 30, 1438
    08:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    The Clark Lake Polar Plunge will take place on January 28th at The Pointe Bar and Grill and Clarklake. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The parade of costumes will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the plunge starting at 10:15 a.m. The Awards and After Splash Bash will begin immediately following the last plunger at The Pointe Bar and Grill.


    Related Link(s):Online Registration Link

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    The Pointe Bar and Grill
    1200 Eagle Point Drive
    Clarklake, Michigan
    USA
  • ربيع الثاني
    30
    Livingston County Polar Plunge 2017
    السبت ربيع الثاني 30, 1438
    12:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Brighton
    Michigan
    USA

    Livingston County Polar Plunge 2017

    السبت ربيع الثاني 30, 1438
    12:30 PM - 04:00 PM

    The Livingston County Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday, January 28th, 2017. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for the pre-plunge party, registration, 50/50 raffle and family friendly activities. The parade of costumes and awards will begin at 1:30 p.m. This will take place in a large, warm gym setting with great food and fun activities for the family! The plunge will follow in the school's pond. There will be six award categories fot the plunge.


    Related Link(s):Online Registration Link

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Brighton High School
    7878 Brighton Road
    Brighton, Michigan
    USA
  • جمادى الأولى 03 - جمادى الأولى 06
    Michigan State Winter Games
    الثلاثاء جمادى الأولى 3 - الجمعة جمادى الأولى 06, 1438
     
    3 venues
    USA

    Michigan State Winter Games

    الثلاثاء جمادى الأولى 3 - الجمعة جمادى الأولى 06, 1438
     

    Approximately 900 athletes, 350 coaches/chaperones & 500 volunteers participate in the State Winter Games each year. Competition includes Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing and Snowboarding at Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire; Speed Skating and Figure Skating at Howe Ice Arena in Traverse City; and Snowshoeing at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Skiing and Snowboarding
    Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort
    5780 Shanty Creek Road
    Bellaire, Michigan
    USA
    Alpine skiing, cross country skiing and snowboarding are all at this resort.
    Speed and Figure Skating
    Howe Ice Arena
    1125 W Civic Center Drive
    Traverse City, Michigan
    USA
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  • جمادى الأولى
    07
    Fenton Polar Plunge
    السبت جمادى الأولى 07, 1438
    11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Fenton
    Michigan
    USA

    Fenton Polar Plunge

    السبت جمادى الأولى 07, 1438
    11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    The Fenton Polar Plunge will take place on February 4th at the Fenton Moose Lodge. Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. at The Fenton Township Hall. The parade of costumes will start at 1:00 p.m. and the plunge with begin immediately following. The Awards and After Splash Bash will begin immediately following the last plunger at The Fenton Moose Lodge.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Fenton Moose Lodge
    2245 Sonora Drive
    Fenton, Michigan
    USA
  • جمادى الأولى
    07
    Traverse City Polar Plunge 2017
    السبت جمادى الأولى 07, 1438
    09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Traverse City
    Michigan
    USA

    Traverse City Polar Plunge 2017

    السبت جمادى الأولى 07, 1438
    09:30 AM - 01:00 PM

    The Traverse City Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday February 4, 2017 at North Peak Brewery/Kilkenny's Irish Public House in beautiful downtown Traverse City. Join us for a splashing great time as participants will brave the cold and plunge into a pool located in front of North Peak's patio - Front Street side! Here are the event details: DATE: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 REGISTRATION: 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. PARADE OF COSTUMES: 10:45 a.m. PLUNGE: 11:00 a.m. Awards & After Splash Bash immediately following the plunge in Kilkenny's Irish Public House.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    North Peak Brewing Company
    Kilkenny’s Irish Public House
    400 W. Front St.
    Traverse City, Michigan
    USA
  • جمادى الأولى
    07
    Muskegon Polar Plunge 2017
    السبت جمادى الأولى 07, 1438
    12:00 PM - 05:30 PM
    Muskegon
    Michigan
    USA

    Muskegon Polar Plunge 2017

    السبت جمادى الأولى 07, 1438
    12:00 PM - 05:30 PM

    The Muskegon Polar Plunge takes place at Fricano's on February 4, 2017. Registration starts at 12:00 p.m. The Plunge will start at 2:00 p.m. with the awards and After Splash Bash at 4:00 p.m. There is free admission to the After Splash Bash for plungers. There will be a $10 fee for guests which includes pizza. If you would like to avoid the registration lines on Plunge day, there will be a Pre Registration on Friday, February 3rd at Fricano's to come in and get registered and turn in your donations. You can come any time between 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Also on the 3rd join us for our Pre Plunge Party from 7-11 pm featuring Reburbushed.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Fricano's Muskegon Lake
    1050 W. Western
    Muskegon, Michigan
    USA
  • جمادى الأولى
    14
    Turk Lake - Greenville Polar Plunge 2017
    السبت جمادى الأولى 14, 1438
    12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Greenville
    Michigan
    USA

    Turk Lake - Greenville Polar Plunge 2017

    السبت جمادى الأولى 14, 1438
    12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    The Turk Lake Polar Plunge in Greenville takes place Feb. 11, 2017 at Turk Lake Restaurant and Bar. Registration starts at 12:00 p.m. The parade of costumes will take place at 2:55 p.m. with the plunge following at 3:00 p.m. Awards will take place immediately following the last plunger.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Turk Lake Restaurant and Bar
    161 S Turk Lake Dr.
    Greenville, Michigan
    USA
  • جمادى الأولى
    14
    Detroit Polar Plunge 2017
    السبت جمادى الأولى 14, 1438
    09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Detroit
    Michigan
    USA

    Detroit Polar Plunge 2017

    السبت جمادى الأولى 14, 1438
    09:30 AM - 01:00 PM

    The Detroit Polar Plunge takes place Feb. 11, 2017 at Cheli's Chili Bar! Registration starts at 9:30 am and the Plunge at 11:30 am. The After Splash Bash will take place immediately following the last plunger.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Cheli's Chili Bar
    47 E. Adams Ave.
    Detroit, Michigan
    USA
  • جمادى الأولى
    14
    Kalamazoo and Calhoun County Polar Plunge 2017
    السبت جمادى الأولى 14, 1438
    09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Kalamazoo
    Michigan
    USA

    Kalamazoo and Calhoun County Polar Plunge 2017

    السبت جمادى الأولى 14, 1438
    09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    The Kalamazoo and Calhoun Plunge takes place February 11, 2017 at Bell's Eccentric Cafe. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. with the plunge at 10:30 a.m. The After Splash Bash will start immediately after the last plunger.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Bell's Eccentric Cafe
    355 E. Kalamazoo Ave
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
    USA
  • جمادى الأولى
    15
    Lansing Polar Plunge 2017
    الأحد جمادى الأولى 15, 1438
    11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Lansing
    Michigan
    USA

    Lansing Polar Plunge 2017

    الأحد جمادى الأولى 15, 1438
    11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Mark your calendars for February 12, 2017 to take part in all the fun of celebrating the 13th anniversary of the Lansing Area Polar Plunge. The 2017 Lansing Polar Plunge will be held at the Lansing Lugnuts - Cooley Law School Stadium this year with plungers experiencing the thrill of jumping into a pool of ice cold water! Registration will start at 11:00 a.m. and the plunge will start at 1:00 p.m. Awards and the After Splash Bash will begin immediately after the last plunger. Here are event details: Date: Sunday, February 12th Registration: 11 am Plunge: 1 pm Post Plunge/Awards immediately following


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Cooley Law School Stadium
    505 East Michigan Avenue
    Lansing, Michigan
    USA
  • جمادى الثانية 15 - جمادى الثانية 26
    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
    الثلاثاء جمادى الثانية 15 - السبت جمادى الثانية 26, 1438
     
    6 venues
    Austria

    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

    الثلاثاء جمادى الثانية 15 - السبت جمادى الثانية 26, 1438
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games will be held in Austria in three primary locations: in Graz (the second largest city in Austria and capital of the Styria region), Schladming (host city of the Alpine Skiing World Championships in 1982 and 2013) and Ramsau (host city of the Nordic Skiing World Championships in 1999).


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Opening Ceremony
    Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
    Coburgstraße 52
    Schladming
    Austria
    Team Competitions
    Stadthalle Graz
    Messeplatz 1
    Graz
    Austria
    Competitions in floorball, floor hockey and stick shooting will be held on the first floor of Stadthalle Graz.
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Sports Seasons

  • ذو الحجة 30 - رمضان 05
    Area 30 Swimming
    السبت ذو الحجة 30, 1437
    Midland
    Michigan
    USA

    Area 30 Swimming

    السبت ذو الحجة 30, 1437

    Area 30 swimming practice takes place on Wednesday evenings from October thru May from 7:00-8:30 pm at Northeast Middle School in Midland.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Northeast Middle School
    1305 E Sugnet Rd
    Midland, Michigan
    USA
  • ربيع الأول 02 - رجب 03
    Area 30 Basketball
    الخميس ربيع الأول 02, 1438
    Midland
    Michigan
    USA

    Area 30 Basketball

    الخميس ربيع الأول 02, 1438

    Area 30 basketball practice takes place December thru March on Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings at various times at Eastlawn Elementary School.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Eastlawn Elementary School
    115 Eastlawn Dr
    Midland, Michigan
    USA
  • رجب 04 - رمضان 05
    Area 30 Bocce
    السبت رجب 04, 1438
    Midland
    Michigan
    USA

    Area 30 Bocce

    السبت رجب 04, 1438

    Area 30 bocce practice takes place Saturday mornings in April-May from 9:30-11:30 am at Eastlawn Elementary School.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Eastlawn Elementary School
    115 Eastlawn Dr
    Midland, Michigan
    USA
  • رجب 04 - رمضان 05
    Area 30 Bowling
    السبت رجب 04, 1438
    Sanford
    Michigan
    USA

    Area 30 Bowling

    السبت رجب 04, 1438

    Area 30 bowling practice takes place Saturday afternoons in April/May from 1:30-3:30 pm at Northern Bowling Lanes.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Northern Bowling Lanes
    1129 Saginaw Rd
    Sanford, Michigan
    USA

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