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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

  • août
    26
    LETR Hawkshead Golf Outing
    août 26, 2016
    08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    South Haven
    Michigan
    LETR Hawkshead Golf Outing

    Join us for a day of golf at the Hawkshead Golf Outing. Registration starts at 8am with a 9am shotgun start. This is a 4 person scramble. $90 per person. 18 holes, cart, lunch and silent auction.

    For more information
    Contact: Dan Diekema
    Email: diekemad@michigan.gov
    Phone: 269-214-7308

    août 26, 2016
    08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Hawkshead Golf Course
    523 Hawks Nest Drive
    South Haven, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • août
    27
    LETR Eagle Brook Golf Outing
    août 27, 2016
    08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Middleton
    Michigan
    LETR Eagle Brook Golf Outing

    The Eagle Brook Golf Outing takes place Aug. 27th. This is a four person scramble, $65 per person, 18 holes, cart and lunch included. Registration starts at 8am with shotgun start at 9am.

    For more information
    Contact: Jessica Kunik
    Email: kunikj@michigan.gov
    Phone: 989-277-9765

    août 27, 2016
    08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Eagle Brook Golf Club
    6234 W. Grant Rd
    Middleton, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • sept.
    10
    Southwest Regional Soccer Tournament
    sept. 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

    sept. 10, 2016
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Paris Ridge Elementary
    4690 Paris Ridge Dr.
    Caledonia, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • sept.
    10
    Southwest Regional Kayaking Tournament
    sept. 10, 2016
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Vandercook Lake
    Michigan
    Southwest Regional Kayaking Tournament

    Join us September 10th at Vandercook Lake County Park in Vandercook Lake, MI as our athletes compete and show their skill in the Southwest Michigan Regional Kayaking Tournament. All Area's invited to participate. This will be a State qualifying event, all races will be timed and submitted to the State Office for the Fall Games. Events will include male and female 200 and 500 meter races, male, female and unified tandem 200 and 500 meters races. Contact Randy Coleman (517-740-3887 or rcoleman.area.19@gmail.com) for more information and entry forms.

    For more information
    Contact: Randy Coleman
    Email: rcoleman.area.19@gmail.com
    Phone: 517-740-3887

    sept. 10, 2016
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Vandercook Lake County Park
    551 Avenue A, Vandercook Lake, Summit Township
    Vandercook Lake, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • sept.
    16
    Southwest Regional Flag Football Tournament
    sept. 16, 2016
    03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Wyoming
    Michigan
    Southwest Regional Flag Football Tournament

    After the success of last year's tournament Special Olympics Michigan will again be hosting a Southwest Regional Flag Football Tournament in 2016. This now annual event will be held at Lamar Park in Wyoming on Friday September 16th. Competition will run from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm on two fields. Volunteer Registration for the event is now open as we are looking for volunteers to fill positions as: Timekeepers, Scorekeepers, Referees, Chain Gang (Down Markers), Medical, Registration and Awards Help. For more information on the Southwest Regional Flag Football Tournament, or to volunteer, please contact Nick Caudle, SOMI Manager of Sports & Training.

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

    sept. 16, 2016
    03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Lamar Park
    2561 Porter
    Wyoming, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • sept.
    23
    State Fall Games
    sept. 23, 2016 - sept. 25, 2016
     
    Ypsilanti
    Michigan
    State Fall Games

    The State Fall Games offers a high profile, exciting event for approximately 1,600 Special Olympics Michigan athletes to showcase their skills in Flag Football (Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea), Soccer (Independence Park in Canton), Cycling (Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea), Softball (Canton Softball Complex in Canton) and Golf (Eagle Crest Golf Course in Ypsilanti).

    For more information
    More Details
    Contact: Aaron Mills
    Email: aaron.mills@somi.org
    Phone: 989-774-4393

    sept. 23, 2016 - sept. 25, 2016
     
    Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti
    Ypsilanti, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • nov.
    12
    State Poly Hockey & Unified Bowling Finals
    nov. 12, 2016 - nov. 13, 2016
     
    Lansing
    Michigan
    State Poly Hockey & Unified Bowling Finals

    More than 1,200 athletes, coaches and chaperones from 46 counties take part in the State Poly Hockey & Unified Bowling Finals each year. Poly Hockey takes place at Eastern High School and Fieldhouse in Lansing on November 12-13. The Unified Bowling Finals take place on November 12 at Royal Scot Lanes.

    For more information
    More Details
    Contact: Aaron Mills
    Email: aaron.mills@somi.org
    Phone: 989-774-4393

    nov. 12, 2016 - nov. 13, 2016
     
    Eastern High School and Fieldhouse
    Lansing, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • janv.
    31
    State Winter Games
    janv. 31, 2017 - févr. 03, 2017
     
    Acme
    Michigan
    State Winter Games

    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.

    For more information
    More Details
    Contact: Aaron Mills
    Email: aaron.mills@somi.org
    Phone: 989-774-4393

    janv. 31, 2017 - févr. 03, 2017
     
    Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Howe Area & Schuss Mountain
    Acme, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
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