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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

  • июл
    09
    12th Annual Rockford Area Kids Triathlon
    июл 09, 2016
    09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Rockford
    Michigan
    12th Annual Rockford Area Kids Triathlon

    Kids ages 17 and under will swim, bike, and run in the 12 Annual Kids Triathlon. Registration runs from 8am-11am. First race starts at 9am. Registration fee is $20 which includes a t-shirt. Free for Special Olympics Michigan athletes! For full event details: www.rocktri.com. All funds raise benefit Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Michigan.

    For more information
    Register for Event .
    Contact: F/Lt Kevin Sweeney
    Email: sweeneyk@michigan.gov
    Phone: 517-719-1195

    июл 09, 2016
    09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Rockford High School
    4100 Kroes Ave
    Rockford, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • июл
    09
    LETR Adrian Motorcycle Ride
    июл 09, 2016
    10:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Adrian
    Michigan
    LETR Adrian Motorcycle Ride

    The Adrian Motorcycle Ride takes place July 9th. Starting in the parking lot of the Madison Township Police/Fire Station and ending at Sand Creek High School. The route will go through Ohio, the Irish Hills of Michigan and back to Sand Creek. $25 per rider and includes a LETR shirt if registered by June 17th!

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    More Details
    Contact: Rich Gallatin
    Email: gallatinr@michigan.gov
    Phone: 517-265-3900

    июл 09, 2016
    10:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Madison Twp Police Station and Fire Station
    4008 S. Adrian Hwy
    Adrian, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • июл
    16
    LETR Houghton Lake Fire Truck Pull
    июл 16, 2016
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Houghton Lake
    Michigan
    LETR Houghton Lake Fire Truck Pull

    The LETR Houghton Lake Fire Truck Pull takes place July 16, 2016 in the parking lot of The Home Depot. Teams are made up of 10 people at $500 a team/$50 per person. Registration starts at 9 am and the pull begins at 10 am. All money raised supports Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Michigan.

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    More Details
    Contact: Tpr. Grant Guzikowski
    Email: guzikowskig@michigan.gov
    Phone: 989-948-0676

    июл 16, 2016
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    The Home Depot
    Houghton Lake, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • июл
    23
    Coaches Weekend
    июл 23, 2016 - июл 24, 2016
     
    Mt. Pleasant
    Michigan
    Coaches Weekend

    Coaches weekend is a chance for coaches to become certified in multiple sports, as well as a chance to network with staff and other coaches. Saturday will feature the opportunity to become certified in 2 sports, a keynote speaker, and a bowling social. Sunday we are offering a soccer clinic, figure skating clinic, clinicians training, or an additional sport certification.To register, use the link below.

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    Register here
    Contact: Kellie Murphy
    Email: murph4kj@cmich.edu
    Phone: 989-774-7204

    июл 23, 2016 - июл 24, 2016
     
    Central Michigan University
    Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • июл
    23
    11th Annual Law Enforement Torch Ride
    июл 23, 2016 - июл 23, 2016
     
    Coldwater
    Michigan
    11th Annual Law Enforement Torch Ride

    The 11th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Ride takes place July 23 at 10:30 am at Planet Powersports in Coldwater, MI. Registration is $25 per rider or $35 with a passenger. Register by July 6 and save $5 off each. This includes a ride shirt and breakfast. First bike out at 11:00 am. Registration closes at 1 pm. All bikes must be at Grand River Brewery in Jackson, MI by 4:30 pm. Registration is available day of ride. Ride will happen rain or shine.

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    More Details
    Contact: Carl White
    Email: white.carl62@gmail.com
    Phone: 800-644-6404

    июл 23, 2016 - июл 23, 2016
     
    Planet Powersports
    Coldwater, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • июл
    25
    Special Olympics Michigan Golf Skills Competition to benefit Area 11, Area 12, Area 16
    июл 25, 2016 - июл 25, 2016
     
    Otsego
    Michigan
    Special Olympics Michigan Golf Skills Competition to benefit Area 11, Area 12, Area 16

    Join us for the second annual Special Olympics Michigan Golf Skills Competition on Monday July, 25, 2016 at Lynx GC (900 Lincoln Rd. Otsego, MI 49078). This event includes a 9-hole golf scramble, lunch, refreshments, a four-event skills competition and an awards ceremony. This is a rare opportunity to share in the joy of watching your contribution at work. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Michigan Athletes in Allegan, Kent, Barry, Ottawa and Kalamazoo Counties. Registration/ Donation Details: *$70/individual: includes lunch, refreshments, 9 holes of golf with cart and entry in the skills competition.; *$250/foursome: includes lunch, refreshments, 9 holes of golf with cart and entry in the skills competition for four participants.; *$500 program sponsor: name displayed on sponsor’s signage and includes tickets to competition and post-competition party, plus foursome for golf. • To register, contact Jim Szilagyi at jim@lynxgc.com or (269) 694-5969 by July 8.

    For more information
    Contact: Jim Szilagyi
    Email: jim@lynxgc.com
    Phone: 269-694-5969

    июл 25, 2016 - июл 25, 2016
     
    Lynx Golf Course
    900 Lincoln Road, Otsego, MI 49078
    Otsego, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • июл
    26
    8th Annual Golf Invitational for Area 8
    июл 26, 2016
    08:00 AM - 02:30 PM
    East Lansing
    Michigan
    8th Annual Golf Invitational for Area 8

    Join us for the 8th annual golf invitational for Area 8. REGISTRATION – 7:45 AM. TEE OFF- 8:30 AM. 9 HOLE INDIVIDUAL PLAY ** 9 HOLE UNIFIED PLAY. SKILLS COMPETITION**THERE IS NO CHARGE TO PARTICIPATE. BRING SNACKS AND BEVERAGES, LUNCH PROVIDED. ** REGISTRATION DUE TUESDAY July 12, 2016 3:00PM. PLEASE EMAIL OR FAX YOUR REGISTRATION TO somi8@aol.com or 517-755-3179 FAX. ** SOMI SPORTS RULES AND UNIFORM GUIDELINES WILL BE USED. ** All Athletes, Coaches, and Chaperones MUST have current Application for Participation forms. And Volunteer forms on file with the State office. Coaches should bring copies of all forms with them to the event.

    For more information
    Contact: Bruce Campbell
    Email: bruce.a.campbell58@gmail.com
    Phone: 517-887-1175

    июл 26, 2016
    08:00 AM - 02:30 PM
    The Falcon Golf Course
    555 Quarterhorse Road
    East Lansing, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • авг
    13
    Southwest Regional Softball Tournament
    авг 13, 2016
    09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
    Rockford
    Michigan
    Southwest Regional Softball Tournament

    For the second year in a row Special Olympics Michigan will be hosting our Southwest Regional Softball Tournament in Rockford at the Art Van Sports Complex. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday August 13th with competition beginning at 9:00 am. Volunteer Registration is currently open as we are looking to fill the following positions: Scorekeepers, Scoreboard Operators, Field Managers, Umpires, Catchers Assistance, Skills Contest and Medical. Volunteer positions are available from 9:00am - 4:30pm; all day and half day time slots can be accommodated. For more information on our Southwest Regional Softball Tournament, or to volunteer, please contact Nick Caudle, SOMI Manager of Sports & Training.

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

    авг 13, 2016
    09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
    Art Van Sports Complex
    3300 Ten Mile Rd.
    Rockford, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • авг
    20
    3D Archery Shoot
    авг 20, 2016
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Saginaw
    Michigan
    3D Archery Shoot

    The 7th Annual Saginaw Field and Stream 3D Archery Shoot is a Law Enforcement Torch Run event benefiting Special Olympics Michigan. Fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. There will be auction items to bid on and LETR sale t-shirts and raffle tickets.

    For more information
    Contact: Mark Uribe
    Email: uribem@michigan.gov

    авг 20, 2016
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    7th Annual LETR Saginaw Field & Stream
    1296 Gleaner Rd
    Saginaw, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • сен
    10
    Southwest Regional Soccer Tournament
    сен 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

    сен 10, 2016
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Paris Ridge Elementary
    4690 Paris Ridge Dr.
    Caledonia, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • сен
    16
    Southwest Regional Flag Football Tournament
    сен 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

    сен 16, 2016
    03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Lamar Park
    2561 Porter
    Wyoming, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
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