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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Upcoming Events

  • sept. 29 - oct. 01
    Special Olympics Michigan State Fall Games
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    ven. sept. 29 - dim. oct. 01, 2017
     
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    Ann Arbor
    Michigan
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    Special Olympics Michigan State Fall Games

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    ven. sept. 29 - dim. oct. 01, 2017
     

    The State Fall Games presented by Real Estate One offers a high profile, exciting event for approximately 1,600 Special Olympics Michigan athletes to showcase their skills in Flag Football, Soccer, Cycling, Softball, Golf and Kayaking


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
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    Sheraton Ann Arbor
    3200 Boardwalk St.
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    USA
    Sheraton Ann Arbor is the host hotel for the State Fall Games and is home to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Healthy Athletes screenings, Young Athletes, souvenirs, special events and delegation housing.
  • sept.
    30
    Row Raiser
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    sam. sept. 30, 2017
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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    Holland
    Michigan
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    Row Raiser

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    sam. sept. 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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    Venue(s)
    location
    Crossfit Lake Effect
    151 Coolidge Ave.
    Holland, Michigan
    USA
  • oct.
    07
    Mt. Pleasant Row Raiser
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    sam. oct. 07, 2017
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    location
    Mt. Pleasant
    Michigan
    USA

    Mt. Pleasant Row Raiser

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    sam. oct. 07, 2017
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    The concept is simple: participants of teams of up to 10 people, compete together by completing a 26.2 mile row all to support the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan! But the Row Raiser is so much more than that! It’s the kind of fun that defines the CrossFit, gym and fitness communities; a team atmosphere that is raising awareness and funds while expressing team fitness through competition. Join us this year and experience an emotional event that has to be experienced to be understood.


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    Venue(s)
    location
    CrossFit Worthy
    584 W Pickard Street
    Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
    USA
    CrossFit Gym
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  • oct.
    13
    Ties and Tennies Gala
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    ven. oct. 13, 2017
    07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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    Detroit
    Michigan
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    Ties and Tennies Gala

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    ven. oct. 13, 2017
    07:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Join us for the Special Olympics Michigan Ties and Tennies Gala on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Detroit Athletic Club from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. to raise funds in support of our programs and athletes. The Ties and Tennies Gala is the organization's signature event held in southeast Michigan which has the largest athlete population served in all of Michigan. This is the seventh annual Gala for Special Olympics Michigan. Be a part of a fun, sporty night of dining and dancing. Pair party chic attire with your favorite tennies and join us for an inspiring evening! Tickets are $150/individual, $300/couple or $2,000/table.


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    Venue(s)
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    Detroit Athletic Club
    241 Madison Ave
    Detroit, Michigan
    USA
  • oct.
    14
    3rd Annual Houghton Lake Fire Truck Pull
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    sam. oct. 14, 2017
    10:00 AM - 02:00 AM
    location
    Houghton Lake
    Michigan
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    3rd Annual Houghton Lake Fire Truck Pull

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    sam. 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.


    Related Link(s):Register for event

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    Venue(s)
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    Houghton Lake High School
    4433 W Houghton Lake Dr
    Houghton Lake, Michigan
    USA
  • oct.
    14
    CMU Homecoming 5K Run/Walk to Benefit Special Olympics Michigan
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    sam. oct. 14, 2017
    08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Mt. Pleasant
    Michigan
    USA

    CMU Homecoming 5K Run/Walk to Benefit Special Olympics Michigan

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    sam. oct. 14, 2017
    08:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    The CMU Homecoming 5K Run/Walk is a tradition for over 20 years! This run/walk starts Homecoming morning off right with a course that begins at historic Finch Fieldhouse and travels throughout the beautiful campus of Central Michigan University. Relive your CMU memories or make new ones when you join over 400 participants all helping to support children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Run as an individual or form teams - join together for a great cause!


    Related Link(s):Register here

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Finch Field House
    Central Michigan University
    Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
    USA
  • oct.
    14
    Hillsdale Lenawee Twilight Twinkle 5K
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    sam. oct. 14, 2017
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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    Hillsdale
    Michigan
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    Hillsdale Lenawee Twilight Twinkle 5K

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    sam. oct. 14, 2017
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Join us for the Hillsdale Lenawee Twilight Twinkle 5K on Saturday, October 14. 100% of the proceeds from this event will go to support the Hillsdale and Lenawee (Area 29) Special Olympics athletes and their travel expenses to participate in the State Games.


    Related Link(s):Online Registration Link

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    Venue(s)
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    East South Street and West Saint Joe Street
    170 E. South St.
    Hillsdale, Michigan
    USA
    Parling available off South Street or at the Hillsdale Fairgrounds.
  • oct. 21 - oct. 22
    Wertz Warriors Rummage Sale
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    sam. oct. 21 - dim. oct. 22, 2017
     
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    Rochester Hills
    Michigan
    USA

    Wertz Warriors Rummage Sale

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    sam. oct. 21 - dim. oct. 22, 2017
     

    Looking to help support the Wertz Warriors' fundraising efforts for Special Olympics Michigan? Swing by the Wertz Warriors Rummage Sale at the Avon Rochester Moose 409 on Saturday, October 21, from 9 am to 5 PM and Sunday, October 22, from 11 AM to 5 PM. All proceeds go to the Wertz Warriors fundraising efforts for Special Olympics Michigan.

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    Avon Rochester Moose 409
    3957 S. Livernois
    Rochester Hills, Michigan
    USA
  • oct.
    29
    3rd Annual Heart of a Lion 5K Run/Walk
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    08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Jackson
    MI
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    3rd Annual Heart of a Lion 5K Run/Walk

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    08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sunday October 29, 2017 9AM – 5K Run/Walk 10AM – SOMI Athletes/Kids Fun Run Ella Sharp Park 2800 Fourth St, Jackson, MI 49203


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    Ella Sharp Park
    2800 Fourth Street
    Jackson, MI
    USA
    City Park
  • nov. 03 - nov. 05
    November Leadership Conference
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    ven. nov. 3 - dim. nov. 05, 2017
     
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    Gaylord
    Michigan
    USA

    November Leadership Conference

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    ven. nov. 3 - dim. nov. 05, 2017
     

    The 2017 November Leadership Conference is set for November 3rd - 5th at Tree Tops Resort in beautiful Gaylord, Michigan! Friday 7 PM-9:30 PM, PAC Social & Celebration Saturday 9 AM-10 AM, Registration 9 AM-12 PM, Sport Specific Coaches Training 10 AM-4:45PM, Conference, Lunch and Sessions 1 PM-4 PM, Board Meeting 5 PM-6:30 PM, Social Hour 6:30 PM-8:30 PM, Hall of Fame Banquet 8:30 PM-10:30 PM, Celebration, dancing, music and games Sunday 7 AM-8 AM, Breakfast 8 AM-9 AM, Regional breakout sessions 9 AM-10 AM, Transition/empowering others to lead 10 AM-11 AM, Scavenger hunt


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    Treetops Resort
    3962 Wilkinson Rd
    Gaylord, Michigan
    USA
  • nov.
    04
    Scrap-a-pa-looza
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    sam. nov. 04, 2017
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    location
    Ferndale
    Michigan
    USA

    Scrap-a-pa-looza

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    sam. nov. 04, 2017
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Join us for a 12 hour crop benefiting Special Olympics Michigan. Event cost $40 which is due Oct. 27th. Price includes lunch, dinner, snacks, and beverages. Mail payment to: Misty Morin, 429 Converse Ct, Lake Orion, MI 48362. ALL scrapbookers, card makers, and crafters welcome. There will be raffles and door prizes!!

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    Venue(s)
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    F.O.P. Lodge 130
    2233 Burdette St.
    Ferndale, Michigan
    USA

Sports Seasons

  • juin 15 - sept. 28
    Mt. Pleasant Softball Team
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    jeu. juin 15, 2017
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    Mt. Pleasant
    MI
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    Mt. Pleasant Softball Team

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    jeu. juin 15, 2017

    Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6pm

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    Venue(s)
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    Tribal Fields
    7498 East Broadway Road
    Mt. Pleasant, MI
    USA
    Softball Diamonds
  • juin 26 - sept. 27
    Mt. Pleasant Soccer Teams
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    lun. juin 26, 2017
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    Mt. Pleasant
    MI
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    Mt. Pleasant Soccer Teams

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    lun. juin 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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    Venue(s)
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    CMU Soccer Club Field
    Corner of Broomfield and Crawford
    Mt. Pleasant, MI
    USA
  • sept. 19 - nov. 28
    Mt. Pleasant Poly Hockey
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    mar. sept. 19, 2017
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    Mt. Pleasant
    MI
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    Mt. Pleasant Poly Hockey

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    mar. sept. 19, 2017

    Poly Hockey practice will be Tuesdays and Fridays 7-8pm

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    Venue(s)
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    Mary McGuire Elementary School
    4883 Crosslanes Street
    Mt. Pleasant, MI
    USA
    Practice is located in the Gym

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