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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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Upcoming Events

  • Aug
    18
    LETR SODA Classic
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    Fri Aug 18, 2017
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
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    Mt. Pleasant
    Michigan
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    LETR SODA Classic

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    Fri Aug 18, 2017
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Being brought back by popular demand...SODA Classic Golf outing! Join us by being a player or sponsor. 4 person scramble, $75 per person includes 18 holes, cart, lunch and dinner. Raffles, auction and fun hole contests. Contact Heather Fox for sponsor levels and to register to golf.

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    Riverwood Golf Course
    1313 East Broomfield
    Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
    USA
  • Aug
    19
    Run for the Hills
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    Sat Aug 19, 2017
    07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Farmington Hills
    Michigan
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    Run for the Hills

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    Sat Aug 19, 2017
    07:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Benefit for the 1200 plus Special Olympics Athletes of Oakland County. Race starts and finishes in beautiful Shiawassee Park in Farmington Hills. Runners and walkers can choose from the 5k or 10k run, 5k walk or 1k fun run for kids


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    Shiawassee Park
    32340 Shiawassee Rd, Farmington, MI 48336
    Farmington Hills, Michigan
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  • Aug 21 - Aug 25
    3rd Annual LETRide Superior
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    Mon Aug 21 - Fri Aug 25, 2017
     
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    Sault Ste Marie
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    3rd Annual LETRide Superior

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    Mon Aug 21 - Fri Aug 25, 2017
     

    An epic ride around Lake Superior in support of Special Olympics. Starts Aug. 21, 2017 and ends Aug. 25, 2017 in Sault Ste Marie, ON Canada.


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    Ride Around Superior
    Various locations
    Sault Ste Marie, Michigan
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    Ride goes around Lake Superior
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  • Aug
    26
    No Olympian Left Behind
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    Sat Aug 26, 2017
    05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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    Port Huron
    Michigan
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    No Olympian Left Behind

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    Sat Aug 26, 2017
    05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    A dinner dance with a brown bag auction and 50/50 raffle will take place at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3702 in Port Huron.

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    Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3702
    2645 Howard Street
    Port Huron, Michigan
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  • Aug
    26
    8th Annual 3D Archery Shoot
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    Sat Aug 26, 2017
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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    Saginaw
    Michigan
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    8th Annual 3D Archery Shoot

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    Sat Aug 26, 2017
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Join us for the 8th Annual Saginaw Field & Stream 3D Archery Shoot. $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. We are seeking auction items. If interested in donating, contact Mark Uribe at uribema84@gmail.com.

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    Saginaw Field & Stream
    1296 Gleaner Road
    Saginaw, Michigan
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  • Sep
    02
    14th Annual Marshall Run
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    Sat Sep 02, 2017
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Newaygo
    Michigan
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    14th Annual Marshall Run

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    Sat Sep 02, 2017
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    This is a 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run in memory of our fallen comrade, Tpr Kevin M Marshall. The run takes place at Riverfront Park with registration taking place from 8-8:45 am. There are several age groups. Awards for top 3 finishers in each age group. T-shirts for all participants. Overall male and female awards. Overall Masters male and female (40 and over). Overall Police Officers male and female awards.


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    Riverfront Park
    Off Water St, off of M-37
    Newaygo, Michigan
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    Off Water St, off of M-37 Near Wisner Canoe Rentals
  • Sep
    10
    Uncle John's Dirty Ride for Special Olympics Michigan
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    Sun Sep 10, 2017
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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    Saint Johns
    Michigan
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    Uncle John's Dirty Ride for Special Olympics Michigan

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    Sun Sep 10, 2017
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Uncle John's Dirty Ride is a chip timed cycling event across the flat, fast, dirt roads of Gratiot County, Michigan. Utilizing the ever popular Uncle John's Cider Mill grounds as the start/finish, the course(s) will traverse through the wooded Saginaw/Gratiot Game Area and backroads lined with10 foot high corn fields. 99% of the course is on dirt roads. Riders will have two options to choose from, a 56 mile route or a 24 mile route. The event is geared for riders of all ages and abilities; seasoned racers closing out their road season, mountain bikers, cross racers, weekend warriors, fitness enthusiasts or riders that simply want to enjoy the Michigan countryside on a late summer day. Road, cross, mountain bikes and single speeds are welcome. Bring the whole family to cheer you on. For those not riding, they can enjoy all the other activities that Uncle John's Cider Mill has to offer while you ride. Then, after you have finished, all can enjoy the live music, food and drink at the post ride party.


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    Uncle John's Cider Mill
    8614 U.S. 127
    Saint Johns, Michigan
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    Entrance is located right off of northbound U.S. 127.
  • Sep
    30
    Row Raiser
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    Sat Sep 30, 2017
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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    Holland
    Michigan
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    Row Raiser

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    Sat Sep 30, 2017
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Teams of 10 will work together to pull the distance of a marathon (26.2 miles) on a row machine. Teams compete for the fastest time, the most spirited team, and best fundraisers. Save the date! More details to come. **STAY TUNED FOR A REGISTRATION LINK**

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    Crossfit Lake Effect
    151 Coolidge Ave.
    Holland, Michigan
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  • Oct
    14
    3rd Annual Houghton Lake Fire Truck Pull
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    Sat Oct 14, 2017
    10:00 AM - 02:00 AM
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    Houghton Lake
    Michigan
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    3rd Annual Houghton Lake Fire Truck Pull

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    Sat Oct 14, 2017
    10:00 AM - 02:00 AM

    Join us for the 3rd Annual Houghton Lake Fire Truck Pull on Oct 14th! Event takes place at Houghton Lake High School. Registration at 10 am and pull starts at 11 am. Teams are made up of 10 people. Cost to participate is $500 per team or $50 per person. However, you can create a fundraising page to raise more money. Money can also be turned in day of event. All money raised benefits Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Michigan.


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    Houghton Lake High School
    4433 W Houghton Lake Dr
    Houghton Lake, Michigan
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  • Nov
    18
    Oakland County Bowling Event
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    Sat Nov 18, 2017
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    Waterford
    MI
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    Oakland County Bowling Event

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    Sat Nov 18, 2017
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Join us in November for our annual Special Olympics bowling event! We will have over 100 athletes converge on the 300 Bowl in Waterford for a number of events including Singles,Doubles, Team Bowling, Ramp bowling and more! Don't miss out!

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    300 Bowl
    100 S. Cass Lake Road
    Waterford, MI
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  • Apr
    08
    2018 Oakland County Aquatics Event
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    Sun Apr 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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    Sun Apr 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
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Sports Seasons

  • Jun 15 - Sep 28
    Mt. Pleasant Softball Team
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    Thu Jun 15, 2017
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    Mt. Pleasant
    MI
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    Mt. Pleasant Softball Team

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    Thu Jun 15, 2017

    Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6pm

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    Tribal Fields
    7498 East Broadway Road
    Mt. Pleasant, MI
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    Softball Diamonds
  • Jun 26 - Sep 27
    Mt. Pleasant Soccer Teams
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    Mon Jun 26, 2017
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    Mt. Pleasant
    MI
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    Mt. Pleasant Soccer Teams

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    Mon Jun 26, 2017

    Practices will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-6pm. Parking is available in CMU Lot 65 (entrance off Broomfield just east of Crawford)(bathroom building available in parking lot) and there is a paved path to the soccer field.

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    CMU Soccer Club Field
    Corner of Broomfield and Crawford
    Mt. Pleasant, MI
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