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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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Sports Offered

Upcoming Events

  • Jul
    08
    Rockford Area Kids Triathlon
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    Sat Jul 08, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Rockford
    Michigan
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    Rockford Area Kids Triathlon

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    Sat Jul 08, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    The 13th Annual Kids Triathlon is open to children up to age 17. Kids will compete in bike portion in the parking lots of the school. The run will be held on the grassy area surrounding the school. The swimming will be done at the Rockford High School pool.


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    Rockford High School
    4100 Kroes Ave
    Rockford, Michigan
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  • Jul
    20
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day
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    Thu Jul 20, 2017
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    Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day

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    Thu Jul 20, 2017
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    On 20 July 2017, the seventh global Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day will be celebrated around the world, bringing together people with and without intellectual disabilities in various activities to honor the inspiration, impact and indomitable spirit of Eunice Kennedy Shriver. In celebration of Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, Special Olympics encourages each community, from every corner of the world, to engage in sports activities focused on welcoming people with and without intellectual disabilities.


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  • Jul
    22
    12th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Ride
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    Sat Jul 22, 2017
    10:30 AM - 06:00 PM
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    Coldwater
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    12th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Ride

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    Sat Jul 22, 2017
    10:30 AM - 06:00 PM

    The 12th Annual LETRide starts at 10:30 am at Planet Powersports in Coldwater, MI and ends at Grand River Brewery in Jackson, MI at 4:30 pm.


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    Planet Powersports
    647 E. Chicago
    Coldwater, Michigan
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  • Jul
    24
    3rd Annual Special Olympics Michigan Golf Scramble and Skills Competition
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    Mon Jul 24, 2017
    12:30:00 - 18:30:00
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    Ostego
    Michigan
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    3rd Annual Special Olympics Michigan Golf Scramble and Skills Competition

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    Mon Jul 24, 2017
    12:30:00 - 18:30:00

    Schedule:  12:30 p.m. – 9-hole sponsor scramble. Includes boxed lunch and refreshments.  3:00 p.m. – Special participant arrival and registration  3:30 p.m. – Athlete and participant pairing ceremony  4:00 p.m. – Skills competition: closest to the pin, chipping, putting,straightest drive  5:00 p.m. – Appetizers and refreshments for all guests  5:45 p.m. – Awards Ceremony


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    • Jim Szilagyi
      General Manager of Lynx Gold Course
      jim@lynxgc.com
      W: (269) 694-5969
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    Lynx Golf Course
    900 Lincoln Rd.
    Ostego, Michigan
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  • Jul
    25
    Area 8 (Ingham & Eaton Counties) 8th Annual Golf Invitational
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    Tue Jul 25, 2017
    07:45 AM - 02:00 PM
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    East Lansing
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    Area 8 (Ingham & Eaton Counties) 8th Annual Golf Invitational

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    Tue Jul 25, 2017
    07:45 AM - 02:00 PM

    Join us for the 8th annual Area 8 Golf Invitational on Tuesday, July 25 at The Falcon Golf Course in East Lansing. Registration is at 7:45 AM with tee-off set for 8:30 AM. Take part in 9-hole individual play, 9-hole Unified play, and skills competition. There is NO CHARGE to participate. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Lunch will be provided. Registration is due by July 11.


    Related Link(s):Registration Form

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    The Falcon Golf Course
    555 Quarterhorse Road
    East Lansing, Michigan
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  • Jul 29 - Jul 30
    Coaches Weekend
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    Sat Jul 29 - Sun Jul 30, 2017
     
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    Grand Rapids
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    Coaches Weekend

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    Sat Jul 29 - Sun Jul 30, 2017
     

    2017 Coaches Weekend is coming soon to Oakland County, Area 15! This year features a new location at Calvin College, and the event promises to deliver opportunities to network, train, and learn from some of the most experienced coaches. During the weekend you will have the opportunity to obtain two sport certifications, enjoy an appreciation dinner & social event, attend breakout sessions, and network with other coaches.

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    2017 Coaches Weekend
    Calvin Coolidge College
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
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  • Aug
    12
    Huron Valley (Oakland County & Area 15) Softball Tournament
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    Sat Aug 12, 2017
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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    Highland
    MI
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    Huron Valley (Oakland County & Area 15) Softball Tournament

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    Sat Aug 12, 2017
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Registration for this Tournament will be sent out in the coming weeks. Registration will be limited to the first 24 teams to register (due to time constraints) Registration for this event is $10.00 and can be paid to: THV, Inc. 2380 Wixom Trail Suite H Milford, MI 48381

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    Duck Lake Pines County Park
    1241 Duck Lake Rd. N
    Highland, MI
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  • 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
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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
  • 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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  • 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

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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