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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

  • Jun
    27
    LETR U of M Golf Outing
    Jun 27, 2016
    08:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Ann Arbor
    Michigan
    LETR U of M Golf Outing

    This 4 person scramble is $125 per person which includes 18 holes, cart, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Continental breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. Shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. Deadline for entry is June 20, 2016. We are looking for auction items and hole sponsors. If interested in sponsorship or donation of auction items contact Garth Burnside.

    For more information
    Contact: Garth Burnside
    Email: burnsideg@michigan.gov
    Phone: 734-260-5850

    Jun 27, 2016
    08:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    U of M Golf Course
    2250 S. State Street
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • Jul
    01
    LETRide Superior
    Jul 01, 2016 - Jul 04, 2016
     
    Marquette
    Michigan
    LETRide Superior

    The LETRide Superior takes place July 1-4, 2016. Registration is $100 per rider or $150 for a rider with passenger. Includes a ride shirt and challenge coin. Incentive levels available. Stops are in Marquette, MI on July 1, Hurley, WI on July 2 and Thunder Bay, ON on July 3. Lodging and personal costs are not included. Lodging is also available on June 30 and July 4 at the Quality Inn & Suites Bay Front, Sault Ste. Marie, ON at a reduced rate. Registration is made through PayPal by selecting to send money then entering: mitorchride@gmail.com in the email portion and the proper funds in the box. Next page is payment method. Enter shirt sizes in the comments section. Once payment has been received, participant will receive an email with hotel and route information.

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    Contact: Carl White
    Email: white.carl62@gmail.com
    Phone: 800-644-6404

    Jul 01, 2016 - Jul 04, 2016
     
    Michigan Wisconsin and Ontario
    Marquette, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • Jul
    09
    12th Annual Rockford Area Kids Triathlon
    Jul 09, 2016
    09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Rockford
    Michigan
    12th Annual Rockford Area Kids Triathlon

    Kids ages 17 and under will swim, bike, and run in the 12 Annual Kids Triathlon. Registration runs from 8am-11am. First race starts at 9am. Registration fee is $20 which includes a t-shirt. Free for Special Olympics Michigan athletes! For full event details: www.rocktri.com. All funds raise benefit Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Michigan.

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    Contact: F/Lt Kevin Sweeney
    Email: sweeneyk@michigan.gov
    Phone: 517-719-1195

    Jul 09, 2016
    09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Rockford High School
    4100 Kroes Ave
    Rockford, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • Jul
    09
    LETR Adrian Motorcycle Ride
    Jul 09, 2016
    10:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Adrian
    Michigan
    LETR Adrian Motorcycle Ride

    The Adrian Motorcycle Ride takes place July 9th. Starting in the parking lot of the Madison Township Police/Fire Station and ending at Sand Creek High School. The route will go through Ohio, the Irish Hills of Michigan and back to Sand Creek. $25 per rider and includes a LETR shirt if registered by June 17th!

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    Contact: Rich Gallatin
    Email: gallatinr@michigan.gov
    Phone: 517-265-3900

    Jul 09, 2016
    10:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Madison Twp Police Station and Fire Station
    4008 S. Adrian Hwy
    Adrian, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • Jul
    16
    LETR Houghton Lake Fire Truck Pull
    Jul 16, 2016
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Houghton Lake
    Michigan
    LETR Houghton Lake Fire Truck Pull

    The LETR Houghton Lake Fire Truck Pull takes place July 16, 2016 in the parking lot of The Home Depot. Teams are made up of 10 people at $500 a team/$50 per person. Registration starts at 9 am and the pull begins at 10 am. All money raised supports Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Michigan.

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    Contact: Tpr. Grant Guzikowski
    Email: guzikowskig@michigan.gov
    Phone: 989-948-0676

    Jul 16, 2016
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    The Home Depot
    Houghton Lake, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • Jul
    23
    Coaches Weekend
    Jul 23, 2016 - Jul 24, 2016
     
    Mt. Pleasant
    Michigan
    Coaches Weekend

    Coaches weekend is a chance for coaches to become certified in multiple sports, as well as a chance to network with staff and other coaches. Saturday will feature the opportunity to become certified in 2 sports, a keynote speaker, and a bowling social. Sunday we are offering a soccer clinic, figure skating clinic, clinicians training, or an additional sport certification.To register, use the link below.

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    Register here
    Contact: Kellie Murphy
    Email: murph4kj@cmich.edu
    Phone: 989-774-7204

    Jul 23, 2016 - Jul 24, 2016
     
    Central Michigan University
    Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • Jul
    23
    11th Annual Law Enforement Torch Ride
    Jul 23, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016
     
    Coldwater
    Michigan
    11th Annual Law Enforement Torch Ride

    The 11th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Ride takes place July 23 at 10:30 am at Planet Powersports in Coldwater, MI. Registration is $25 per rider or $35 with a passenger. Register by July 6 and save $5 off each. This includes a ride shirt and breakfast. First bike out at 11:00 am. Registration closes at 1 pm. All bikes must be at Grand River Brewery in Jackson, MI by 4:30 pm. Registration is available day of ride. Ride will happen rain or shine.

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    More Details
    Contact: Carl White
    Email: white.carl62@gmail.com
    Phone: 800-644-6404

    Jul 23, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016
     
    Planet Powersports
    Coldwater, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • Jul
    26
    8th Annual Golf Invitational for Area 8
    Jul 26, 2016
    08:00 AM - 02:30 PM
    East Lansing
    Michigan
    8th Annual Golf Invitational for Area 8

    Join us for the 8th annual golf invitational for Area 8. REGISTRATION – 7:45 AM. TEE OFF- 8:30 AM. 9 HOLE INDIVIDUAL PLAY ** 9 HOLE UNIFIED PLAY. SKILLS COMPETITION**THERE IS NO CHARGE TO PARTICIPATE. BRING SNACKS AND BEVERAGES, LUNCH PROVIDED. ** REGISTRATION DUE TUESDAY July 12, 2016 3:00PM. PLEASE EMAIL OR FAX YOUR REGISTRATION TO somi8@aol.com or 517-755-3179 FAX. ** SOMI SPORTS RULES AND UNIFORM GUIDELINES WILL BE USED. ** All Athletes, Coaches, and Chaperones MUST have current Application for Participation forms. And Volunteer forms on file with the State office. Coaches should bring copies of all forms with them to the event.

    For more information
    Contact: Bruce Campbell
    Email: bruce.a.campbell58@gmail.com
    Phone: 517-887-1175

    Jul 26, 2016
    08:00 AM - 02:30 PM
    The Falcon Golf Course
    555 Quarterhorse Road
    East Lansing, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • Aug
    13
    Southwest Regional Softball Tournament
    Aug 13, 2016
    09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
    Rockford
    Michigan
    Southwest Regional Softball Tournament

    For the second year in a row Special Olympics Michigan will be hosting our Southwest Regional Softball Tournament in Rockford at the Art Van Sports Complex. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday August 13th with competition beginning at 9:00 am. Volunteer Registration is currently open as we are looking to fill the following positions: Scorekeepers, Scoreboard Operators, Field Managers, Umpires, Catchers Assistance, Skills Contest and Medical. Volunteer positions are available from 9:00am - 4:30pm; all day and half day time slots can be accommodated. For more information on our Southwest Regional Softball Tournament, or to volunteer, please contact Nick Caudle, SOMI Manager of Sports & Training.

    For more information
    Contact: Nick Caudle
    Email: caudl1n@cmich.edu

    Aug 13, 2016
    09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
    Art Van Sports Complex
    3300 Ten Mile Rd.
    Rockford, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • Aug
    20
    3D Archery Shoot
    Aug 20, 2016
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Saginaw
    Michigan
    3D Archery Shoot

    The 7th Annual Saginaw Field and Stream 3D Archery Shoot is a Law Enforcement Torch Run event benefiting Special Olympics Michigan. Fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. There will be auction items to bid on and LETR sale t-shirts and raffle tickets.

    For more information
    Contact: Mark Uribe
    Email: uribem@michigan.gov

    Aug 20, 2016
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    7th Annual LETR Saginaw Field & Stream
    1296 Gleaner Rd
    Saginaw, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • Sep
    10
    Southwest Regional Soccer Tournament
    Sep 10, 2016
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Caledonia
    Michigan
    Southwest Regional Soccer Tournament

    The annual Special Olympics Michigan Southwest Regional Soccer Tournament is scheduled for Saturday September 10, 2016 with competition taking place from 9:00am - 2:00pm. Paris Ridge Elementary in Caledonia will play host to this year's event as constructions has forced us to move the event from it's previous home. We are now taking volunteer registrations for the event with the follow spots available: Registration, Awards, Medical, Scorekeeper, Timekeeper and Referee. For more information about the Southwest Regional Soccer Tournament, or to volunteer, please contact Nick Caudle, SOMI Manager of Sports & Training.

    For more information
    Contact: Nick Caudle
    Email: caudl1n@cmich.edu

    Sep 10, 2016
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Paris Ridge Elementary
    4690 Paris Ridge Dr.
    Caledonia, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
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