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.
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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

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East Campus Drive
Mt. Pleasant, MI,  48859

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+1 (989) 774-3911

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Sports Offered

Upcoming Events

  • 1月 30 - 2月 02
    State Winter Games
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    周二 1月 30 - 周五 2月 02, 2018
     
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    3 venues
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    State Winter Games

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    周二 1月 30 - 周五 2月 02, 2018
     

    Approximately 900 athletes, 350 coaches/chaperones & 500 volunteers participate every year. 932 athletes participated in the 2017 State Winter Games presented by Wertz Warriors, which was the highest athlete turnout for the Winter Games since 2007. Athletes compete in alpine skiing, cross country skiing, figure skating, snowboarding, snowshoeing and speed skating.


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    Venue(s)
    location
    Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
    100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd
    Acme, MI
    USA
    The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is the host site for the State Winter Games and is home to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, snowshoe competition and team housing.
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    Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort
    5780 Shanty Creek Road
    Bellaire, MI
    USA
    Schuss Mountain is the host site for alpine skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing competition.
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  • 2月
    24
    State Unified Basketball Finals
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    周六 2月 24, 2018
    08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
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    Kalamazoo
    MI
    USA

    State Unified Basketball Finals

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    周六 2月 24, 2018
    08:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Approximately 450 athletes and 125 coaches/chaperones participate in the state unified basketball finals each year. Unified basketball teams consist of players both with and without intellectual disabilities.


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    Western Michigan University's Student Recreation Center
    2000 W Michigan Ave
    Kalamazoo, MI
    USA
  • 3月 23 - 3月 24
    State Basketball Finals
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    周五 3月 23 - 周六 3月 24, 2018
     
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    Grand Rapids
    MI
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    State Basketball Finals

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    周五 3月 23 - 周六 3月 24, 2018
     

    Approximately 530 athletes and 170 coaches/chaperones participate in the state basketball finals presented by Amway each year. This tournament includes competition for senior male, female and skills athletes.


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    Spoelhof Fieldhouse
    3195 Knight Way Southeast
    Grand Rapids, MI
    USA
    Spoelhof Fieldhouse at Calvin College is the host site for the State Basketball Finals.
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  • 4月
    08
    2018 Oakland County Aquatics Event
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    周日 4月 08, 2018
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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    Waterford
    MI
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    2018 Oakland County Aquatics Event

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    周日 4月 08, 2018
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    The Aquatics event offers athletes the opportunity to participate in a 10 yard, 15 yard, and/or 25 yard assisted races. In addition, athletes can participate in a flotation race of 15 yards, 25 yards, 25 yards back.

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    Waterford Mott High School
    1151 Scott Lake Road
    Waterford, MI
    USA
  • 3月 14 - 3月 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    周四 3月 14 - 周四 3月 21, 2019
     
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    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    周四 3月 14 - 周四 3月 21, 2019
     

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019. The Games will span seven days of competition. About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are invited to attend. The Games will feature competition in 24 sports.


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    Opening Ceremony

    Zayed Sports City Stadium
    Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Zayed Sports City Stadium, is an iconic multi-purpose stadium located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest stadium in the UAE with more than 43,000 seats.

Sports Seasons

  • 12月 01 - 3月 25
    Alma Basketball
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    周五 12月 01, 2017
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    St. Louis
    MI
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    Alma Basketball

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    周五 12月 01, 2017

    Basketball starts Friday, December 1st at 3:30pm. First practices will be for tryouts and teams will be determined late December/early January. If you were on the JV team last year, your practice will be finished at 4:30pm, all others will end practice at 6pm. If you are new to the team this year, your practice will end at 6pm. Please come to practice prepared with water (no pop), t-shirt, shorts, and basketball shoes. If you have long hair, please have it pulled up and away from your face. December practice dates are the 1st, 8th, and 15th. Practice will resume after the holidays on January 5th.

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    Venue(s)
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    St. Louis Church of Christ
    1075 W. Monroe Road
    St. Louis, MI
    USA
    near the VFW Hall on M-46
  • 12月 05 - 3月 25
    Mt. Pleasant Basketball
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    周二 12月 05, 2017
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    Mt. Pleasant
    MI
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    Mt. Pleasant Basketball

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    周二 12月 05, 2017

    Basketball season will start with two all-player practices on Tuesday, December 5th and Friday, December 8th from 6-7:30pm. Teams will be selected at the end of practice on the 8th and team season schedules will be handed out. Please come dressed to play, along with gym floor shoes and a water bottle.

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    Venue(s)
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    Mary McGuire Elementary School
    4883 Crosslanes Street
    Mt. Pleasant, MI
    USA
  • 12月 06 - 3月 25
    Clare-Gladwin RESD Basketball
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    周三 12月 06, 2017
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    Clare
    MI
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    Clare-Gladwin RESD Basketball

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    周三 12月 06, 2017

    Practice for current RESD students will begin December 6th from 3-4pm. Practice for non-students will begin December 7th from 3-4pm Practices are held in the C-G RESD Gym inside the school.

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    Venue(s)
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    Clare-Gladwin RESD
    4041 E. Mannsiding Road
    Clare, MI
    USA
  • 12月 10 - 2月 02
    Mt. Pleasant Winter Sports
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    周日 12月 10, 2017
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    2 venues
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    Mt. Pleasant Winter Sports

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    周日 12月 10, 2017

    Sunday Practices will be begin Dec. 10th and held at Chipp-A-Waters Park from 1:30-3:00pm Wednesday Practices will begin Dec. 13th and held at Island Park from 5:30-7:00pm Practice will be held with or without snow!!

    Contact information

    • Barb Semans
      Head Coach - Cross-Country Skiing
      barbara2shoes@gmail.com
      989-506-8662

    • Jurnee Mroczek
      Head Coach - Snowshoes
      989-817-3103
    Venue(s)
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    Chipp-A-Waters Park (Sundays)
    On High Street
    Mt. Pleasant, MI
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    Island Park (On Wednesdays)
    On Main Street
    Mt Pleasant, MI
    USA

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