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Worldwide Events Calendar

The Special Olympics "Flame of Hope" never goes out. Every day, somewhere around the world, Special Olympics athletes are training and competing.

Unified Relay Across America
Unified Relay

YOU can take part in the Unified Relay Across America presented by Bank of America, an event that will unify the nation.

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Floor Hockey Championship
Floor Hockey Playoffs

Join us for the Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Floor Hockey Championships as 24 teams compete to qualify for National Games.

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European Football Week
European Football Week

Join us as footballers of all abilities from 12 European teams show their skills on pitches throughout Europe May 30th though June 6th.

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Upcoming Events Around the World


Date

Event

Location

abr 30 - may 2 2015

International Bocce Competition

You are invited to attend the 2015 International Invitational Bocce Competition to be held April 30 - May 2, 2015. The competition will be hosted on the beautiful campus of Seneca College, King Campus located just 30 minutes north of Toronto Ontario Canada. The event will include opening and closing ceremonies, sightseeing opportunities, formal medal presentations, an athlete’s dance as well, all teams are guaranteed a minimum of four games over two days of competition. Registration fees for this event are $75 per athlete. Registration fees include the following: Three nights of accommodation; Meals on four days (breakfast, lunch and dinner); Snacks and refreshments; Transportation to and from the airport (as needed); 4 games of bocce (minimum); Medals for all athletes; Victory Dance. Teams choosing to arrive before April 30th will be required to pay an additional $25 per athlete which will include: Sightseeing opportunities; Accommodation for a maximum of two additional nights; Meals for a maximum of two additional days. All teams are responsible for their own travel expenses to and from the competition. Travel subsidy may be available for international teams. All athletes and coaches must be registered and members in good standing with their respective Special Olympics chapters/organizations. Due to our space limitations, we are unable to offer a Unified Event.
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Juli Prokopchuk Brattan
Email:julip@specialolympicsontario.com
Phone:1-888-333-5515 ext.
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Seneca College, King Campus
65 Overlea Blvd Suite 200

Toronto, Ontario
CANADA

may 1 - 3 2015

South Carolina State Summer Games

Join us May 1-3 at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina as over 1000 Special Olympics South Carolina athletes participate and show their skill over 2 days sports competition. See you there!
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Kelly Garrick
Email:kgarrick@so-sc.org
Phone:803-772-1555
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Fort Jackson
Columbia, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

may 1, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Bloom's Special Olympics Summer Kick Off

On May 16th, 2015, a Bloom's Business Professionals of America team will be hosting an event to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Illinois. The event will include sports tournaments, sports skills competition, crafts, a raffle, and food. Sports include: badminton, basketball, flag football, soccer, track and field events, and volleyball. The event will take place at Bloom High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois from 10am to 2pm.
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Bloom's BPA
Email:bloomsbpa@gmail.com
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Bloom Highschool
101 West 10th Street

Chicago Heights, Illinois
UNITED STATES

may 1 - 2 2015

Upper Peninsula Regional Spring Games

Want to experience sports competition in its purest form? Come to Escanaba High School in Escanaba, Michigan on May 1-2 to cheer on our athletes as they leave it all out there on the playing field. Be a fan of the Special Olympics and help us promote the joy of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Joyce Destrampe
Email:area01@somi.org
Phone:906-428-3323
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Escanaba High School
500 S. Lincoln Road

Escanaba, Michigan
UNITED STATES

may 1, 2015
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Area 34 Track & Field

Come and cheer on Area 34 athletes as they demonstrate their grit and determination during a day of track and field competition. Events will include the long jump, 50m dash, softball throw, and many more! Developmental and wheelchair events are being offered as well! This event will be held on May 1st at Jefferson High School in Monroe, Michigan. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Kerry Simmons
Email:area34@somi.org
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Jefferson High School
Monroe, Michigan
UNITED STATES

may 2, 2015

King County Soccer Tournament

Come and cheer on our athletes as the demonstrate their grit and determination for a day of soccer competition. This event will be held on May 2nd in Tukwilla, Washington. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Justin Kraemer
Email:jkraemer@sowa.org
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Tukwilla, Washington
UNITED STATES

may 2, 2015
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Southwest Regional Spring Games

Southwest Spring Games features competitions in aquatics, athletics, bocce, gymnastics, horseshoes and volleyball. A Healthy Athletes Village will also be a part of this annual event. Opening Ceremonies begin at 8:30 am with our Parade of Athletes and competition should conclude by 1:00 pm.
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Nick Caudle
Email:caudl1n@cmich.edu
Phone:616-583-1202
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Calvin College
3201 Burton St. SE

Grand Rapids, Michigan
UNITED STATES

may 2, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Rhode Island Northern Area Games

Want to experience track and field competition in its purest form? Come to Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island on May 2nd to cheer on our athletes as they compete to qualify for the Rhode Island State Summer Games. Be a fan of the Special Olympics and help us promote the joy of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Chris Hopkins
Email:chris@specialolympicsri.org
Phone:(401) 349-4900
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Bryant University
1150 Douglas Turnpike

Smithfield, Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

may 3, 2015

Powerlifting and Tennis Head Coaches Seminar

During May 3-6 Special Olympics will be hosting a powerlifting and tennis head coaching seminar in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This seminar will provide training athlete conditioning, sports skills development and sports rules.
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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
SAUDI ARABIA

may 7 - 9 2015

Arizona State Summer Games

Join us May 7-9 at Raymond S. Kellis High School in Glendale, Arizona as our as athletes compete and show their skill in Summer Games sports competition. Sports events will include powerlifting, kayaking, volleyball, athletics, softball and tennis. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Jamie Heckerman
Email:Jamie@SpecialOlympicsArizona.org
Phone:602-230-9135
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Raymond S. Kellis High School
8990 W. Orangewood

Glendale, Arizona
UNITED STATES

may 7 - 10 2015

2015 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Floor Hockey Championships

The Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Floor Hockey Championships held every four years, serve as a qualifier to compete at National Games. This prestigious event will take place May 7-9, 2015 at Carleton University. The Championships will involve 24 teams, 384 athletes, 72 coaches, and over 400 volunteers, parents, caregivers and supporters. For the first time, a junior invitational tournament will be a part of the event.
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario
CANADA

may 7, 2015
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Athletes Like Audrey Luncheon

The premier fundraising event for the Special Olympics Michigan State Basketball Finals is the “Athletes Like Audrey” luncheon held each spring. It honors Mike and Sue Jandernoa’s granddaughter Audrey Jandernoa and other children with intellectual disabilities. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, May 7 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel’s Pantlind Ballroom. For information and to purchase tickets, call Krista Paulin at (616) 583-1202 ext. 104. For gift planning or to make a gift, please contact Alison Miller at (989) 621-5580 or alison.miller@somi.org or you may send your gifts to Special Olympics Michigan – 1239 76th Street SW, Suite E., Byron Center, Michigan 49315.
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Krista Paulin
Email:pauli1kc@cmich.edu
Phone:(616) 583-1202, ext.
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Amway Grand Plaza Hotel’s Pantlind Ballroom
Grand Rapids, Michigan
UNITED STATES

may 8 - 10 2015

Mississippi State Summer Games

Join us May 8-10 at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi as our as athletes from around the state compete and show their skill in sports competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Mississippi
Phone:601-856-7748
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Keesler Air Force Base
Biloxi, Mississippi
UNITED STATES

may 9 - 10 2015

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend

Show your support and enthusiasm for more than 17,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities by running with Special Olympics Southern California in RunDisney's Tinker Bell Half Marathon. Run through the Disneyland® Resort and historic streets of Anaheim to a Fairy Finish — where runners will earn their "wings." Each person who completes the race will receive a gold Tinker Bell Half Marathon finisher's medal.
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Disneyland Resort
Anaheim, California
UNITED STATES

may 9, 2015
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Area 24 Bocce Tournament

Join us on May 9th at Mason County Eastern High for Area 24 Bocce/Horseshoe Tournament in Custer, Michigan. Opening ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m and will end by 1:30 p.m. Each athlete will play 2 games. Coaches can become certified in Bocce or Horseshoes if interested. Ribbons will be awarded to those athletes who participate.
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Cindy Hummer
Email:chummer12@gmail.com
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Mason County Eastern High School
18 S. Main Street

Custer, Michigan
UNITED STATES

may 11, 2015

Special Olympics Middle East/North-Africa Regional Triathlon

Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination for 3 days during our first ever Special Olympics Middle East/North-Africa Regional triathlon competition. This event will be held 11-13 May in Bahrain. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form.
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BAHRAIN

may 13 - 15 2015

Oklahoma State Summer Games

Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes numbering in the thousands will meet in Stillwater in May for Summer Games. Staff and hundreds of volunteers are on hand to make sure athletes have three days full of competitions, Olympic-style ceremonies, Olympic Village, food, housing and many fun activities. Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes will compete in nine sports: Athletics (Track and Field), Bocce, Bowling, Golf, Horseshoes, Powerlifting, Unified 3-on-3 Basketball, and Unified Softball. Other events include Motor Activities and Stars of the Future.
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Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma
UNITED STATES

may 15 - 16 2015

Tennessee State Summer Games

The 2015 Tennessee State Summer Games will be held May 15th and 16th in Nashville, Tennessee. Over 2,500 athletes, coaches, volunteers, and family members will attend the two day event. Athletes will compete in seven sports: aquatics, athletics, bocce, Unified bocce, powerlifting, tennis, and Unified volleyball.
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Lipscomb University
Nashville, Tennessee
UNITED STATES

may 15 - 16 2015

Utah State Summer Games

Join us as more than 1,000 athletes and Unified Sports partners will compete during this two-day event and will receive support from nearly 500 coaches and more than 1,000 day-of volunteers! Competition will be held in the following sports: athletics (track & field), soccer, Unified Sports® soccer, softball, motor activities training program
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Salt Lake City, Utah
UNITED STATES

may 15 - 16 2015

Florida State Summer Games

Special Olympics Florida’s Summer Games are the largest event on the calendar with athletes competing in athletics (track & field), bocce, cycling, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. This event is held annually at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and kicks off with an exciting Olympic-style opening ceremonies featuring the final leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. It concludes on Saturday night with closing ceremonies and the much anticipated victory dance.
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Akin Joseph
Email:akinjoseph@sofl.org
Phone:352-243-9536
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ESPN Wide World of Sports
700 South Victory Way

Lake Buena Vista, Florida
UNITED STATES

may 15 - 17 2015

San Diego People First Conference

The San Diego People First Conference Committee would like to invite you to our 2nd Annual San Diego People First Street Fair on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 4pm to 6pm, to be a vital informational component for our attendees. The theme of this year’s conference is “Living Longer, Growing Stronger.” The potential exhibitors were thought out as being useful resources for many individuals who have disabilities and could potentially utilize those services. The proceeds of the registration go to San Diego People First services and future conferences. This is our Mission Statement: “The mission of San Diego People First is to educate and support people with developmental disabilities in San Diego County. The members of San Diego People First encourage individuals to be self-reliant through education, support of peers, sharing resources and tools, presentations, and the development of leadership skills. Members serve as role models by becoming involved in community projects and being productive members of the community.”
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Rissa Chavez
Email:mchavez@ucpsd.org
Phone:858-361-5546
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San Diego Mission Valley Marriott
8757 Rio San Diego Dr.

San Diego, Calfornia
UNITED STATES

may 15, 2015
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast of Champions

Join us on Friday, May 15, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Detroit Athletic Club for an inspiring morning with the athletes and friends of Special Olympics Michigan. Here you will learn more about the many amazing programs Special Olympics Michigan offers and how your contribution can change lives and change society’s perceptions of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The event agenda is as follows -- 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.: Networking, Registration, and Breakfast Buffet; 8:00 a.m. -8:30 a.m.: Program and Breakfast Buffet continued; 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Support and commitment with continued networking. Please use the contact information below to RSVP for this event.
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Sarah Henry
Email:sarah.henry@somi.org
Phone:734-476-0701
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Detroit Athletic Club
241 Madison Avenue

Detroit, Michigan
UNITED STATES

may 16, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

32nd Annual Special Olympics Area 19 Golf Scramble

A fun filled outing, featuring: 18 holes of golf, two carts per foursome, 100% pay out on skins, continental breakfast, hot dogs on the turn refreshments available on the course, dinner, prizes and awards. Great raffle items and additional special contests will also be available. Register using the link below.
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Mark Umlauf
Email:umlaufmark@yahoo.com
Phone:313-220-1379
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Hankerd Hills GC
10251 Resort Rd.

Pleasant Lake, Michigan
UNITED STATES

may 16, 2015
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Zumba-thon

Join us on May 16 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Chi Mukwa in Sault Saint Marie for 2 hours of zumba! $10 and proceeds benefit Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics Michigan.
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Terri Corey-Spiker
Email:corey-spikert@michigan.gov
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Chi Mukwa
Sault Saint Marie, Michigan
UNITED STATES

may 16, 2015
8:00 AM - 3:00 AM

Special Olympics Area 19 Golf Scramble

This is the 32nd annual Area 19 Special Olympics Golf Scramble. This is a four person scramble designed to be fun for all levels of golfers. The cost is $75 per person or $300 per team. The entry fee covers 18 holes of golf, cart, prizes and food. Don't miss this opportunity to have a lot of fun, play a little golf and meet some our Special Olympic athletes.
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Mark Umlauf
Email:umlaufmark@yahoo.com
Phone:313-220-1379
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Hankerd Hill Golf Course
10251 Resort Rd.

Pleasant Lake, Michigan
UNITED STATES

may 16, 2015

Pullman ArtWalk

Street art of "Don't be a Zombie! End the 'R' Word! will be installed on chain link fence behind Pine Street Plaza. Rally will be held in the plaza, free popcorn will be given out. Please stop by and sign the pledge to End the R-word.
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Vicki Leeper
Email:vicki@dacnw.org
Phone:208-883-0523
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Pine Street Plaza
Main St.

Pullman, Washington
UNITED STATES

may 16, 2015
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Area 4 Summer Games

Join us on May 16th at Houghton Lake High School's Bobcat Field in Houghton Lake, Michigan as our athletes compete and show their skill in various summer sports. Hope to see you there!
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Marc Wills
Email:area04@somi.org
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Houghton Lake Bobcat Field
4433 W Houghton Lake Dr

Houghton Lake, Michigan
UNITED STATES

may 17, 2015
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Knights of Columbus 7719 Golf Scramble

The Knights of Columbus (Council 7719) will be hosting a 4-person Golf Scramble to benefit Special Olympics Michigan on Sunday, May 17th at Arrowhead Golf Course in Lowell, Michigan. Check-in opens at noon with a 1:00 PM shotgun start. The price is $50 per golfer or $200 per team ($180 before April 18). This includes a round of golf with a cart and dinner (dinner-only price is $5 per person). The format is 4-person scramble (non-handicapped) and prizes will be awarded to the winner of each contest and the top 3 teams. For questions or to register, contact Jim Ormiston at 616-897-5867 or Paul Judd at 616-868-0452.
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Jim Ormiston
Phone:616-897-5867
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Arrowhead Golf Course
2180 Alden Nash NE

Lowell, Michigan
UNITED STATES

may 17, 2015
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Eventbrite Paint Night

Unleash your creative side with Start to Paint! Join us in recreating "Walkway to the Beach". Arrive 15 minutes early to find a seat and grab a cocktail. While you enjoy a glass of wine or a beverage of your choice our artist will guide you step-by-step through the night's featured painting. In less than 3 hours you will get your masterpiece. Brann's Steakhouse and Grill offers a full bar and full menu for your convenience. We take a break half way through the event to give you time to eat and walk around. Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased using the link below.
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Mark Dalman
Email:area12@somi.org
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Brann's Steakhouse and Grill
12234 James Street

Holland, Michigan
UNITED STATES

may 17 - 18 2015

Special Olympics Golf Classic hosted by Paul McGinley

Paul McGinley, will host a Golf Classic at Spain’s number one golf course, PGA Catalunya Resort’s Stadium Course on May 18, 2015. The event will help raise funds for Special Olympics, the world’s largest sports organisation for people with intellectual disabilities. On the eve of the Special Olympics Golf Classic (May 17th) guests will have the opportunity to play a practice round on the critically acclaimed Stadium Course or visit The 2015 Open de España taking place in nearby Real Club de Golf El Prat. The evening will conclude with a dinner reception and auction at PGA Catalunya Resort’s onsite hotel.
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Adrienne Regan
Email:aregan@specialolympics.org
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PGA Catalunya Resort
Barcelona, Barcelona
SPAIN

may 17, 2015
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sporting Clays Shoot and Chili Lunch

Join us on May 17th at Huron Pointe Sportsmen’s Association in Lenox Michigan to participate in the Sporting Clays Shoot and Chili Lunch to benefit Special Olympics Michigan. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and shooting starts at 11:00 a.m. Chili and Hot Dogs will be served to those participating along with a cash bar. The event will have 4 person teams, individual and team events. Donation amount is $60 person. For tickets please use the contact information below.
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Ron Currie
Phone:810-523-7742
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Huron Pointe Sportsmen’s Association
35800 East 28 Mile Rd.

Lenox, Michigan
UNITED STATES

may 19 - 22 2015

Montana State Summer Games

Join us for the Montana State Summer Games centered in Missoula and the surrounding area. Special events and competition will include bowling, aquatics, kayaking, cycling, track & field, and golf. Athletes work hard to get to the Games. Following eight weeks of rigorous training, they are ready to demonstrate their skill in intense competition. They will not disappoint!
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Various Venues
Missoula, Montana
UNITED STATES

may 19 - 21 2015

District of Columbia Summer Games

Come and cheer on our athletes during our Summer Games as they demonstrate their courage and determination over 3 days of sport competition. This event will be held on May 19-21 at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics District of Columbia
Phone:202-408-2640
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Catholic University
Washington, District of Columbia
UNITED STATES

may 21 - 23 2015

Iowa State Summer Games

Want to experience Summer Games sports competition in its purest form? Come to Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa on May 21-23 to cheer on our athletes as they leave it all out there on the playing field. Sport events will include tennis, soccer, cycling, bocce, athletics and aquatics. Be a fan of the Special Olympics and help us promote the joy of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Iowa
Phone:515-986-5520
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Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
UNITED STATES

may 21, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 AM

Area 9 Bowl-A-Thon

Join us on May 21st at Bay lanes in Bay City, Michigan for day of bowling. Bowl 3 games – if you get $50 in pledges there is no cost – if you do not get pledges you pay $15 – only those with pledges are eligible for prizes. Bowling starts at 6:30 p.m. Pledge forms can be found here: http://goo.gl/kUeAht. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Janelle Miller
Email:jmr100976@yahoo.com
Phone:989-450-6114
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Bay Lanes
4243 N Euclid Ave

Bay City, Michigan
UNITED STATES

may 21 - 24 2015

Texas State Summer Games

Want to experience what Special Olympics Summer Games are all about? Come to the University of Texas in Arlington, Texas on May 21-24 to cheer on our athletes as they leave it all out there on the playing field. Be a fan of the Special Olympics and help us promote the joy of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Texas
Email:info@sotx.org
Phone:800-876-5646
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University of Texas
Arlington, Texas
UNITED STATES

may 21 - 23 2015

Arkansas State Summer Games

The Special Olympics Arkansas Summer Games will be held at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. This event will bring together over 2,000 athletes and 500 coaches from across the state. This our largest event of the year, Summer Games features competition in aquatics, athletics, bocce, unified bocce, flag football, golf, powerlifting and team softball. Every race, every game, every competition held at Summer Games represents many weeks of training, preparation and dedication on the part of our athletes, coaches, and volunteers.
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Special Olympics Arkansas
Phone:501-771-0222
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Harding University
Searcy, Arkansas
UNITED STATES

may 21, 2015
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

School Unified Bocce and Track

The School Unified Bocce and Track event officially kicks off the 2015 Vermont State Summer Games (a week early) as athletes and unified partners from across Vermont will travel to BFA-St. Albans’ Collins Perley Sports Complex in St. Albans, Vermont to compete, while using bocce and track to promote our schools communities of acceptance and inclusion where all young people are agents of change.
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Special Olympics Vermont
Phone:802-863-5222
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Collins Perley Sports Center
890 Fairfax Road

St. Albans, Vermont
UNITED STATES

may 25 - 27 2015

2015 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial School Championships

Join us on May 25-27 in Oshawa, Ontario Canada as our as athletes compete and show their skill in basketball, bocce, soccer, and track & field competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Oshawa, Ontario
CANADA

may 26, 2015
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM

Unified Relay Across America North Route Kickoff

The start of the Unified Relay Across America' Presented by Bank of America on the northern route will start a continual six week fundraiser for Special Olympics. Thousands of people will be running, biking, skating or walking with a special torch, carrying it across the United States to Los Angeles. L.A. will be the site of the 2015 Special Olympics World Winter Games, and the Unified Relay will bring the Flame of Hope that will be used in the Opening Ceremony. You can carry the torch! Get more information about the Relay at the website link below.
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Augusta Capitol Building
State Street

Augusta , Maine
UNITED STATES

may 26, 2015
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM

Unified Relay Across America Central Route Kickoff

The start of the Unified Relay Across America' Presented by Bank of America on the central route will start a continual six week fundraiser for Special Olympics. Thousands of people will be running, biking, skating or walking with a special torch, carrying it across the United States to Los Angeles. L.A. will be the site of the 2015 Special Olympics World Winter Games, and the Unified Relay will bring the Flame of Hope that will be used in the Opening Ceremony. You can carry the torch! Get more information about the Relay at the website link below.
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U.S. Capitol or nearby
Washington, District of Columbia
UNITED STATES

may 26 - 28 2015

Unified Relay Across America - District of Columbia Relay Legs

The Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America presented by Bank of America, is a once in a lifetime opportunity for America to unify to build communities of respect and inclusion. Over the course of 46 days, in a hand-to-hand exchange, people throughout the nation will carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope across the country and deliver it to Los Angeles for the Special Olympics World Games. The Unified Relay will be three simultaneous routes hitting all 50 states and will be led by celebrity and Special Olympics athlete co-captains and supported by law enforcement officers. The District of Columbia relay legs will begin on May 26th in downtown Washington DC at 7:00 AM, continuing through the Arboretum, then a second relay leg, Colmar Manor to College Park will be run from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Thursday May 28th the relay continues with a relay leg from Largo to Barney Circle taking place between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM and then with a final opportunity to participate from DC to Alexandria between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
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Maria-Nelly Johnson
Email:mjohnson@specialolympicsdc.org
Phone:202-408-2640
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Downtown DC to Arboretum (White): Between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM
Washington DC, District of Columbia
UNITED STATES

may 26, 2015
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM

Unified Relay Across America Southern Route Kickoff

The start of the Unified Relay Across America' Presented by Bank of America on the southern route will start a continual six week fundraiser for Special Olympics. Thousands of people will be running, biking, skating or walking with a special torch, carrying it across the United States to Los Angeles. L.A. will be the site of the 2015 Special Olympics World Winter Games, and the Unified Relay will bring the Flame of Hope that will be used in the Opening Ceremony. You can carry the torch! Get more information about the Relay at the website link below.
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Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way

Miami, Florida
UNITED STATES

may 28, 2015
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Capital Kickoff

We would like to extend an invitation for you to join us on the steps of the Capitol on May 28th to kickoff the 2015 State Summer Games for Special Olympics. In 2015 Michigan's Law Enforcement Torch Run is celebrating its 31st Anniversary and it would be our honor to have you attend this event. The Law Enforcement Torch Run will be having a short ceremony to kick off the 70 mile relay run to the State Summer Games Opening Ceremonies in Mt. Pleasant.
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Andrea Rachko
Email:rachk1am@cmich.edu
Phone:989-774-3911
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Capital Steps
Lansing, Michigan
UNITED STATES

may 28 - 30 2015

Michigan State Summer Games

The State Summer Games is the largest Special Olympics Michigan event with 2,600 SOMI athletes along with an additional 3,400 coaches, volunteers, chaperones, family members, volunteers and spectators attending each year. The State Summer Games is one of six annual statewide competitions for the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan. The Special Olympics Michigan programs are offered at no cost to the athletes or their families. The State Summer Games are proudly presented by SpartanNash, the only Statewide Premiere Gold Medal Sponsor of Special Olympics Michigan.
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Aaron Mills
Email:aaron.mills@somi.org
Phone:(989) 774-4393
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Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

may 28 - 30 2015

South Dakota State Summer Games

This will be our 47th annual State Summer Games Competition. Approximately 600 athletes are expected to compete in athletics, aquatics, team soccer, individual soccer skills, powerlifting and volleyball. See you there!
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Johna Thum
Email:jthum@sosd.org
Phone:605-331-4117
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South Dakota State University Campus
Brookings, South Dakota
UNITED STATES

may 29, 2015

Families Forum and Young Athletes

Join us May 29-30 in the United Arab Emirates for the Special Olympics Middle East/North-Africa regional families forum and young athletes event. Young Athletes™ is a unique sport and play program for children with intellectual disabilities. Children ages 2 to 7 will enjoy games and activities that develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

may 29 - 31 2015

Rhode Island State Summer Games

Join us May 29-31 at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island as over 1,500 athletes from across the state of Rhode Island compete in athletics, aquatics, cycling, bowling, motor activities training program, soccer, and powerlifting! For more details please use the contact information below.
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Chris Hopkins
Email:chris@specialolympicsri.org
Phone:(401) 349-4900
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University of Rhode Island
45 Upper College Road

Kingston, Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

may 29 - 31 2015

Hawaii State Summer Games

Over 1,000 Athletes and Coaches from throughout the state will participate in our Summer Games at the University of Hawaii and Central Oahu Regional Park. Athletes began training in February and are competing in Area and Regional competitions from the end of March through the beginning of May in preparation for the Summer Games. Competition will be held in powerlifting, softball, swimming and track and field.
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Special Olympics Hawaii
Phone:808-943-8808
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University of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii
UNITED STATES

may 29 - 31 2015

Missouri State Summer Games

Join us May 29-31 for the 2015 Missouri State Summer Games in Springfield Missouri as our athletes showcase their skills over 3 days of sports competition. Athletes will compete in aquatics, soccer, track and field, powerlifting, and volleyball. For more details about the event please refer to link and contact info below.
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Susan Shaffer
Email:shaffer@somo.org
Phone:573-635-1660
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Springfield, Missouri
UNITED STATES

may 29 - 31 2015

New Mexico State Summer Games

Join us for the largest state competition of the year May 29-31. Athletes from across the state will compete in track & field, bocce, and Unified volleyball at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Stadium. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. Hope to see you there!
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University of New Mexico Track and Field Stadium
Albuquerque, New Mexico
UNITED STATES

may 29 - 31 2015

Vermont State Summer Games

The Special Olympics Vermont Summer Games will involve over 400 athletes and partners. Competition will take place at the University of Vermont athletic facilities (aquatics, athletics, bocce) and the Williston Recreation Fields (softball). Two other staple events at the Summer Games will include our Healthy Athletes program and the culmination of our Law Enforcement Torch Run.
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Various Venues
Fairfax, Vermont
UNITED STATES

may 29 - 31 2015

Georgia State Summer Games

Join us May 29-31 at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia as our as athletes compete and show their skill in Summer Games sports competition. Sport events will include aquatics, athletics, soccer, badminton, volleyball, tennis, gymnastics, and table tennis. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Georgia
Phone:770-414-9390 ext 120
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Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
UNITED STATES

may 30 - jun 6 2015

15th Annual Special Olympics European Football week

The Special Olympics Annual European Football Week idea was initiated in the year 2000 supported by UEFA. Starting with 15 countries in 2000, currently Special Olympics European Football Week involves almost all European countries. Each country organizes a variety of football activities including large tournaments, exhibition matches during Club and Football Federation events and small local competitions hosted by communities and schools with an average participation of up to 50,000 people. During Football Week, Special Olympics footballers of all abilities showcase their skills and determination on pitches throughout the Europe Eurasia region. The aim of football week is to encourage people from all walks of life to get involved in the Special Olympics movement using the most popular sport. 2015 edition focus is on Play Unified and living a healthy lifestyle. The kick off the week will host be invitational 7-a-side Football Tournament on 29-31 May with 12 European teams in Rosmalen, The Netherlands.
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Miroslaw Krogulec
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50 countries around Europe
POLAND

jun 4 - 6 2015

Pennsylvania State Summer Games

The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games will be held at Penn State University in State College. The event will together over 2,000 athletes and 750 coaches from across the state. This is our largest event of the year. The Summer Games will feature three days of intense competition in aquatics, athletics, basketball, bowling, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, softball and tennis. Every race, every game, every competition held at Summer Games represents many weeks of training, preparation and dedication on the part of our athletes, coaches and volunteers. Spectators are welcome to visit any of the competition venues and cheer on the athletes.
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Penn State University
State College, Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES

jun 5 - 7 2015

Alaska State Summer Games

Join us June 5-7 at in Anchorage, Alaska as athletes from around the state compete and show their skill sports competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Alaska
Email:info@specialolympicsalaska.org
Phone:1-907-222-7625
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Anchorage
Anchorage, Alaska
UNITED STATES

jun 5 - 7 2015

Colorado State Summer Games

This years Summer Games will be held in Grand Junction at Colorado Mesa University. This event is the biggest Special Olympics Colorado competition of the year! The event brings together athletes from across the state to compete in five sports: athletics, aquatics, gymnastics, powerlifting and soccer.
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Special Olympics Colorado
Email:beafan@SpecialOlympicsCO.org
Phone:720-359-3100
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Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, Colorado
UNITED STATES

jun 5 - 6 2015

Nevada State Summer Games

Four hundred athletes and their volunteer coaches will come together at the University of Nevada, Reno to experience the thrill of competing against other athletes from all over Nevada. After weeks of training and participating at a qualifying competition, athletes will compete in aquatics or track & field in state-of-the-art collegiate athletic facilities on the UNR campus. Over 500 volunteers were on hand to fill a variety of volunteer positions over the course of the weekend. Summer Games is the culminating Championship for aquatics and track & field and is one of the largest Special Olympics sporting competitions in Nevada. Spectators are welcome and admission is free.
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Harry Mong
Email:HarryM@sonv.org
Phone:702-635-8237
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University of Nevada
1664 North Virginia St.

Reno, Nevada
UNITED STATES

jun 5 - 7 2015

Maine State Summer Games

Want to experience what Special Olympics Summer Games are all about? Come to the University of Maine in Orono, Maine on June 5-7 to cheer on our athletes as they leave it all out there on the playing field. Athletes will be competing in athletics, bocce, Unified bocce, bowling and Unified bowling. Be a fan of the Special Olympics and help us promote the joy of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Maine
Phone:207-879-0489
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University of Maine
Orono, Maine
UNITED STATES

jun 5 - 7 2015

Kansas State Summer Games

Join us June 5-7 at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas as our athletes participate and show their skill over 3 days of aquatics, athletics and tennis competition. See you there!
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Tim Rehder
Email:rehdert@ksso.org
Phone:913-236-9290 X 108
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Wichita State University
Wichita, Kansas
UNITED STATES

jun 5 - 7 2015

Maryland State Summer Games

Join us on June 5-7 at Towson University in Towson, Maryland as our athletes compete in 3 days of exciting summer sports competition. Events will include: Aquatics – traditional individual events and team relays, Unified team relays; Athletics – traditional and Unified track, mini-javelin, high jump, long jump, pentathlon, softball throw, shot put, standing long jump, tennis ball throw; Bocce – singles, doubles, Unified doubles; Cheerleading – traditional and Unified team competition; Softball – traditional team competition, Unified team competition, individual skills competition. For schedule details please refer to the link, below.
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Mike Czarnowsky
Email:mczarnowsky@somd.org
Phone:410-242-1515
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Towson University
8000 York Ave

Towson, Maryland
UNITED STATES

jun 5 - 7 2015

West Virginia State Summer Games

Special Olympics West Virginia Summer Games are the pinnacle of competition. Approximately 700 Special Olympics athletes from throughout West Virginia will gather in Charleston to compete in track and field, swimming, golf, tennis, baggo (corn-hole), bocce, and softball. Our incredible athletes will inspire everyone with their courage, determination, and skills.
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Various Venues
Charleston, West Virginia
UNITED STATES

jun 5 - 7 2015

Massachusetts State Summer Games

The official start of the Special Olympics Massachusetts Summer Games begins with the traditional Opening Ceremony at Boston University. Highlights include remarks from special guests, one of our athletes acting as master of ceremonies, the Parade of Athletes, the Special Olympics Massachusetts flag relay and presentation and finally the culminating Torch Lighting Ceremony, by the Guardians of the Flame–our partners in the LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY. Saturday morning the games will begin on the grounds of the Harvard University athletic facilities, surrounding historic Harvard Stadium. Over 1,900 ATHLETES compete in the sports of aquatics, gymnastics, powerlifting, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
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Matt Ruxton
Email:Matt.Ruxton@SpecialOlympicsMA.org
Phone:508-485-0986 Ext. 22
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Boston University and Harvard Athletic Complex
Boston, Massachusetts
UNITED STATES

jun 5 - 7 2015

Connecticut State Summer Games

Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination during Summer Games sports competition. This event will be held on June 5-7 at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut. Sports events will include athletics, aquatics, cycling, gymnastics and tennis. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Connecticut
Email:specialolympicsct@soct.org
Phone:203-230-1201
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Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, Connecticut
UNITED STATES

jun 12 - 14 2015

Indiana State Summer Games

Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination during Summer Games sports competition. This event will be held on June 12-14 at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. Sports events will include Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Indiana
Email:information@soindiana.org
Phone:317-328-2000
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Indiana State University
Terre Haute, Indiana
UNITED STATES

jun 12 - 13 2015

Delaware State Summer Games

Want to experience Summer Games sport competition in its purest form? Come to University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware on June 12-13 to cheer on our athletes as they leave it all out there on the playing field. Sports events will include aquatics, bocce, powerlifting, softball, tennis and track & field. Be a fan of the Special Olympics and help us promote the joy of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Delaware
Email:info@sode.org
Phone:302-831-4653
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University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware
UNITED STATES

jun 12, 2015

Virgina State Summer Games

Summer Games, our largest State Games, is nothing short of legendary thanks to the overwhelming support of more than 3,000 local volunteers who brave the summer heat to assist more than 1,300 Special Olympics Virginia athletes each June. Athletes come from all corners of the state to compete in bocce, swimming, softball, track & field, bowling, powerlifting, and tennis at the University of Richmond and surrounding venues in Richmond. We are fortunate to have all of our Event Volunteer needs assigned for this year's Summer Games. We are currently recruiting Volunteer to Cheer fans and Medical Team members!
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University of Richmond and surrounding venues
Richmond , Virginia
UNITED STATES

jun 12 - 14 2015

New Jersey State Summer Games

Join us on June 12-14 in Ewing, New Jersey as more than 2,500 Special Olympics athletes from across New Jersey will participate in 2 days of exciting summer sports competition. Hope to see you there!
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Special Olympics New Jersey
Phone:609-896-8000
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The College of New Jersey
Ewing, New Jersey
UNITED STATES

jun 12 - 14 2015

Illinois State Summer Games

Summer Games is Special Olympics Illinois premiere sports competition with more than 4,000 athletes and Unified Partners competing in 6 different sports, along with 1,600 coaches, 2,500 volunteers and 3,300 family members. That totals more than 11,400 people who attend Summer Games! The Summer Games are held at Illinois State University in Normal and the Illinois Wesleyan University campus in Bloomington. A variety of activities are provided for the participants in addition to the sports competitions. Competition will be offered in athletics, aquatics, bocce, Unified bocce, gymnastics, football (soccer) and powerlifting. The public is invited and encouraged to attend any and all parts of Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games. Hope to see you there!
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David Shindley
Email:dshindley@soill.org
Phone:309-888-2551
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ISU & IWU Campus
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
UNITED STATES

jun 14, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Rafer Johnson Breakfast with Champions

Make the first meal of your day an Olympic one. Join us at the 2015 Rafer Johnson Breakfast with Champions on June 14 at 11:30 a.m. in the Cal State Long Beach Student Union Ballroom. This breakfast brings leaders of the business and sports communities together to honor the accomplishments of Special Olympics athletes.
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Maureen Barclift
Email:mbarclift@sosc.org
Phone:562-502-1135
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Cal State Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, California
UNITED STATES

jun 14, 2015
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Uncle Jim's Jerky Shack Special Olympics Fundraiser

Uncle Jim's Famous Jerky / Paula's Market. is planning our 2nd Annual Picnic with Special Olympics for Sunday, June 14th from noon till 4 p.m. We are Bringing in NASCAR XFINTY SERIES CAR #24 Eric McClure. The Hefty / Reynolds / Uncle Jim's Carolina Jerky as an associate Sponsor. We plan on having men & women From the 321st Army Reserve join us as well. And a few other Berlin Raceway Drivers & their Race Cars. Last year we Raised $800.00 at this event for Special Olympics. Let's see if we can top that this year!
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Uncle Jim's Famous Jerky
14345 Ironwood Dr NW

Grand Rapids, Michigan
UNITED STATES

jun 19 - 20 2015

Idaho State Summer Games

Come and cheer on our athletes during our State Summer Games as they demonstrate their courage and determination for 2 days of sport competition in athletics, basketball, aquatics, cycling and powerlifting. This event will be held on June 19-20 at in Moscow, Idaho. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Idaho
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Moscow, Idaho
UNITED STATES

jun 19 - 30 2015

Unified Relay Across America in Texas

Texans! The #UnifiedRelay will travel through our state in June and YOU can run/cycle to help move the World Games Torch across the U.S. The Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America, presented by Bank of America, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the United States to unite to build communities of respect and inclusion. Over the course of 46 days, in a hand-to-hand exchange, people throughout the nation will carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope across the country and deliver it to Los Angeles for the Special Olympics Word Games. The Unified Relay will be three simultaneous routes hitting all 50 states and will be led by celebrity and Special Olympics athlete co-captains and supported by law enforcement officers. Guess what: we will have more than 800 segments in Texas in June, so there are plenty of opportunities for you to participate. Walk, run or cycle your segment, either alone or as a team.
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Doug Ray
Email:dray@sotx.org
Phone:214-943-9981
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Various Venues
Austin, Texas
UNITED STATES

jun 20, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM

PFBF CPAs "Run the Numbers" 5K & Kids Run benefiting Special Olympics Maine

That's right...we're an accounting firm and we "Run the Numbers," but when we aren't busy doing tax returns, we like to raise money for local Maine charities! Saturday, June 20, 2015 will mark the 6th Annual PFBF CPAs road race. The race, “Run the Numbers” 5K & Kids Fun Run will be professionally timed and will start and end at the office of PFBF CPAs located at 46 First Park Drive, Oakland, Maine. This year's event proceeds will support the athletes of Special Olympics Maine. The Kids Fun Run will start and finish in the parking lot of PFBF CPAs at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K Run/Walk at 9:00 a.m. Register before June 6th and receive a Sport-Tek race shirt! Pre-registration (before June 19) $25; Race day $30; Special Olympics Athlete- FREE!; Youth 5K (12 & under) $10 and Kids Fun Run (ages 3-12) FREE. No registration needed. The 1st place Overall male/female Finishers $500, 2nd Place Overall male/female Finishers $250 and Top Finishers in each age category will receive prizes.
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Melissa Sawyer
Email:msawyer@pfbf.com
Phone:207-873-1603
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PFBF CPAs
46 First Park Drive

Oakland, Maine
UNITED STATES

jun 22, 2015
7:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Highlands Golf Classic

The Special Olympics Golf Classic is in its eighth year and continues to be successful in not only raising funds for Special Olympics Michigan Area 11 but also raising awareness of the program. The scramble format tournament promises to be a rewarding day with challenging golf, awards, prizes, food and fellowship with co-workers and Special Olympics Michigan Area 11 athletes! The cost is $125 per individual and $500 for a foursome. Registration and breakfast will begin at 7 am and the shotgot start will be at 8:30 am. Immediately following golf we will have lunch, an awards ceremony and a silent auction. Contests and prizes will include top place finishers, team closest to the pin for men/women and longest drive for men/women. Registration information can be sent to: Special Olympics Michigan; SW Regional Office Attn: Krista Paulin; 1239 76th Street SW Suite E Byron Center, MI 49315. For sponsorship opportunities or to register contact: Special Olympics Development and Events Coordinator Krista Paulin.
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Krista Paulin
Email:kcpaulin@somi.org
Phone:616-583-1202
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The Highlands Golf Course
2715 Leonard Street NW

Grand Rapids, Michigan
UNITED STATES

jun 26 - 28 2015

Northern California State Summer Games

Summer Games is the culminating competition for our spring sports season and is one of the largest Special Olympics sporting competitions in Northern California. After weeks of training and competing at a Regional competition, athletes will compete in aquatics, bocce, tennis or track & field. Over 1,200 volunteers will be on hand to fill a variety of volunteer positions over the course of the weekend. Spectators are welcome and there is no charge for admission.
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Jeff Ruthenberg
Email:JeffR@sonc.org
Phone:916-375-1930
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UC Davis
One Shileld Pl.

Davis, California
UNITED STATES

jun 27, 2015
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Area 5 Annual Golf Scramble with the Stanwood Eagles

Join us on June 6th at Falcon Head Golf Club in Big Rapids, Michigan. The shotgun start is at 10AM. The cost for registration will be $50 per person ($200 per foursome). Each golfer is given 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch is provided at the turn and dinner will be held at the Stanwood Eagles after golf with a $10 charge for dinner only (guests). A 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction will be held. A hole-in-one’s information – one from Gary Trimarco (truck) and one from Goodman Venegas Insurance Agency ($10,000 cash prize).
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Pat Rosales
Email:Area05@somi.org
Phone:231-867-5713
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Falcon Head Golf Club
13120 Northland Drive

Big Rapids, Michigan
UNITED STATES

jul 10, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Torch Unification Ceremony

The unification ceremony is when the three torches carried cross country in the Unified Relay Across America presented by Bank of America will be combined to make a single Flame of Hope torch. That torch will be used to light the flame for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.
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Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, California
UNITED STATES

jul 11, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Rockford Area Kids Triathlon

This event is designed to help raise funds for Special Olympics Michigan and awareness for D.A.R.E and Law Enforcement Community. Events by getting kids around the state involved in this Triathlon. Awards will begin at approximately 12:30pm. The bike portion of the race will be held in the parking lots of the middle school. The run will be held on the grassy areas surrounding the school. The swimming will be done at the Rockford Middle School pool.
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Kevin Sweeney
Email:sweeneyk@michigan.gov
Phone:517-719-1195
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Rockford North Middle School
Rockford, Michigan
UNITED STATES

jul 11 - 12 2015

Oregon State Summer Games

The Summer State Games are the state championship competitions in the sports of athletics (track & field), bocce, golf, and softball for Special Olympics athletes in Oregon. All participants have trained in their hometowns for eight weeks prior to the Summer Games and have qualified to compete at the Summer Games at a regional level competition.
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Various Venues
Newberg, Oregon
UNITED STATES

jul 12 - 16 2015

European 7-a-side Football Tournament “Kim Kallstrom Trophy” by Gothia Cup

Fifth edition of “Kim Källström Trophy” the Special Olympics European 7-a-side football tournament to be held in Gothenburg 12th-16th of July 2015 as part of Gothia Cup. Since the start in 1975 this international youth football tournament has received teams from more than 140 nations. Over 1 million youth football players have taken part making the Gothia Cup not only the biggest but also the most international youth tournament in the world. The Kim Källström Trophy is cooperation between Gothia Cup, Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia, Special Olympics Sweden and the Swedish national player Kim Källström. The main sponsor of the event is Goodsport Foundation. The Gothia Cup is a tournament where the meeting between youth people from different countries and culture are a priority. We therefore kindly ask, that teams which are interested in participating in the tournament does not have an elite focus in their organization. This is a lead to equal the level of the teams that are participating in the tournament. The fourth edition of Kim Källström Trophy was held during 2014 with a lot of positive feedback from the 30 participating teams. The participating teams represented 13 different nations around the world. For 2015 our aim is to invite more international teams and to increase the number of female teams in the tournament.
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Kristina Sager and Jonatan Sandberg
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Kviberg fields
Gothenburg, Gothenburg
SWEDEN

jul 17 - 18 2015

Central Michigan University Coaches Weekend

Join us on July 17-18 for our Caches Training and Conference in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. The conference will cover fall sports, poly hockey, and bowling. To register for this event please use the link below. If you have any further questions please contact Zach Warner at warne1zd@cmich.edu
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Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

jul 18, 2015
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Venetian Masquerade Charity Ball and Pirate Island Kids Fest

On July 18th, during St Clair Shores Aquafest (formerly the Venetian Festival) we are holding two events. The third annual Pirate Island Kids Fest and our first annual Venetian Masquerade Charity Ball. The former is a pirate themed event for kids held on the Nautical Mile in St Clair Shores Michigan. There are pirates running games for the kids and vendors selling pirate wares. We take kids out on a little boat ride with Captain Fishbones the Pirate Captain. It is a FREE event to attend. This year it is being held during the city's annual Aquafest. The latter evenings event is a masquerade ball hosted by Captain Fishbones and his Crew of the Forgiven Pirates. The gala will be held at the Jefferson Yacht Club. There will be pirate and renaissance themed artisans and music and costumes. We will raise money through a silent auction and raffle to donate to the local chapter(s) of the Special Olympics Michigan. We are sponsored by the Nautical Mile Yacht Club and the Nautical Mile Merchants Assocation.
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Carole Cross
Email:carole@cool-party-favors.com
Phone:586-944-3366
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Jefferson Yacht Club
St Clair Shores, Michigan
UNITED STATES

jul 23 - 27 2015

Special Olympics Social Impact Summit

Youth leaders from around the world will join the mission to create social impact for a more inclusive world while gaining an in-depth look into the challenges facing people with intellectual disabilities. Youth leaders will have the chance to showcase their impact project at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games and the top impact projects will be nominated. The top nominated impact projects will be presented in front of a panel of VIP judges. Each judge will recognize and “adopt” a project.
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Social Impact Summit
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Los AngelesCalifornia
UNITED STATES

jul 24 - ago 2 2015

World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015

In July of 2015 more than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries will come to Los Angeles, California for the Special Olympics World Summer Games and enjoy 10 days full of joy, friendship and competition. Athletes will compete in 22 sports. The event expects to attract 500,000 spectators and 30,000 volunteers and 3,000 coaches.
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World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015
Email:info@la2015.org
Phone:213-892-6018
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Various Locations, Los Angeles
Los Angeles , California
UNITED STATES

ago 1, 2015
8:00 AM - 3:00 AM

Upper Peninsula Cycling Tournament

Join us August 1st at Escanaba High School in Escanaba, Michigan as our athletes compete and show their skill in cycling competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Joyce Destrampe
Email:area01@somi.org
Phone:906-428-3323
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Escanaba High School
500 S. Lincoln Road

Escanaba, Michigan
UNITED STATES

ago 1, 2015

Northwest Region Softball Tournament

Want to experience Softball competition in its purest form? Come to Lynden, Washington August 1st to cheer on our athletes as they leave it all out there on the field. Be a fan of the Special Olympics and help us promote the joy of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Madison Goverde
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Lynden, Washington
UNITED STATES

ago 8, 2015
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Northern Region Cycling Competition

Join us on August 8th in at Grayling High School in Grayling, Michigan as our athletes compete in day of cycling competition. Hope to see you there!
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Grayling High School
1135 North Old 27

Grayling, Michigan
UNITED STATES

ago 15, 2015
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Southwest Regional Softball Tournament

Join us on August 15th at Art Van Sports Complex in Rockford, Michigan for a day of softball competition. This annual event features teams from across the Southwest Region competing in Traditional, Unified and Coach Pitch Divisions. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 8:30 am with first pitch scheduled for 9:00 am.
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Nick
Email:caudl1n@cmich.edu
Phone:616-583-1202
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Art Van Sports Complex
3300 10 Mile Rd.

Rockford, Michigan
UNITED STATES

ago 17, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Coaches Training - Softball

Join us on August 17th for a softball coaches training online webinar. Attendance in Mount Pleasant is not needed. To register please use the link below. If you have further questions please contact Zach Warner at warne1zd@cmich.edu
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Zach Warner
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Webinar
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

ago 18, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Coaches Training - Soccer

Join us on August 18th for a soccer coaches training. The venue is to be to be determined. To register please use the link below. If you have further questions please contact Zach Warner at warne1zd@cmich.edu
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Zach Warner
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
UNITED STATES

ago 24, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Coaches Training - Soccer

Join us on August 24th for a soccer coaches training online webinar. Attendance in Mount Pleasant is not needed. To register please use the link below. If you have further questions please contact Zach Warner at warne1zd@cmich.edu
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Zach Warner
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Webinar
Mount Pleasant, MIchigan
UNITED STATES

ago 28 - 29 2015

Kansas City - District Softball

Join us August 28-29 at the Frank White Sports Complex in Lees Summit, Missouri as our athletes will participate in two days of softball competition. Game play will begin at 6 p.m., August 28th and end at 5:00pm on August 29th. Come and cheer on our athlete and witness the power of sport.
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Susan Shaffer
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Frank White Sports Complex
Lees Summit, Missouri
UNITED STATES

ago 29, 2015
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Piggy Bank Classic Golf Outing

Join us for the 2nd annual Piggy Bank Classic golf outing at Gleneagle Golf Club in Hudsonville on Saturday, August 29. This four-person scramble tees off at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. Prized will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last place teams as well as closest to the pin, and longest drive for men and women. There will also be a skins game, mulligans for purchase, a 50/50 raffle and other prizes. The cost is $50 per person or $200 per team and includes 18 holes with lunch afterwards. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Michigan. To register, call or email Ben Butler at (616) 828-3682 or bbutler1976@gmail.com.
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Ben Butler
Email:bbutler1976@gmail.com
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Gleneagle Golf Club
6150 14th Avenue

Hudsonville, Michigan
UNITED STATES

sep 11 - 12 2015

Upper Peninsula Regional Bocce & Golf Tournament

Come and cheer on our athletes as the demonstrate their grit and determination in bocce and golf competition. This event will be held on September 11th at Boulder Creek Golf Course in Bessemer, Michigan. Dinner, opening ceremonies and the dance on Friday with competition on Saturday. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Barb Siira
Email:Area39@somi.org
Phone:906-229-5168
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Boulder Creek Golf Course
N11868 Heron Lane

Bessemer, Michigan
UNITED STATES

sep 12, 2015
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Southwest Regional Soccer Tournament

Join us on September 12th at Kraft Meadows Middle School in Caledonia, Michigan. This event features athletes from across Michigan's Southwest Region competing in 5 on 5, 7 on 7 and Unified Divisions. Opening Ceremonies kick off at 8:30 am with competition to follow beginning at 9:00 am.
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Nick Caudle
Email:caudl1n@cmich.edu
Phone:616-583-1202
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Kraft Meadows Middle School
9230 Kraft Ave. SE

Caledonia, Michigan
UNITED STATES

sep 13, 2015
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Northern Region Soccer Tournament

Join us on September 13 at the Roscommon Rotary Soccer Fields in Roscommon, Michigan as our athletes compete in the all-day Soccer Tournament. Hope to see you there!
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Roscommon Rotary Soccer Fields
Roscommon, Michigan
UNITED STATES

sep 19, 2015

World's Largest Truck Convoy

Once again truckers and Law Enforcement are teaming up for the annual World's Largest Truck Convoy event to benefit Special Olympics Wyoming athletes across the state! Come enjoy a day you are not going to forget starting with a convoy through the city of Cheyenne, lunch with local athletes and a grab bag filled with goodies from the 2015 World's Largest Truck Convoy!
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Stephanie Ferrell
Email:specialevents@specialolympicswy.org
Phone:307-235-3062
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F.E. Warren Air Force Base
Gate 2

Cheyenne, Wyoming
UNITED STATES

sep 25 - 27 2015

State Fall Games

The Fall Games offers a high profile, exciting event for approximately 1,700 Special Olympics Michigan athletes to showcase their skills in Flag Football, Soccer, Cycling, Softball and Golf. Flag Football at Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea: Team Competition, Unified Teams, Skills Competition. Cycling at Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea: Individual Events, Unified Teams. Soccer at Independence Park in Canton: 5, 7 and 11-a-side Team Competition; Unified Teams; Skills Competition. Softball at Canton Softball Complex in Canton: Team Competition, Unified Teams, T-Ball Competition, Skills Competition, Coach-pitch Demonstration. Golf at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Ypsilanti: 9 Hole Individual, Unified Teams, Skills Competition.
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Aaron Mills
Email:aaron.mills@somi.org
Phone:989-774-4393
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Independence Park, Chrysler Proving Grounds and Eagle Crest Golf Course
Canton, Chelsea and Ypsilanti, Michigan
UNITED STATES

sep 25 - 27 2015

Missouri State Outdoor Games

The 2015 State Outdoor Games will be held in Fort Jefferson City, Missouri from March 27-29. Competition will begin at 8 a.m. on September 25th and go until 5 p.m. on March 27th. Athletes will be in competing in bocce, flag football, golf, softball, and tennis. Come and cheer on our athletes as they show off their determination and skill.
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Susan Shaffer
Email:shaffer@somo.org
Phone:573-635-1660
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Jefferson City, Missouri
UNITED STATES

sep 27, 2015

Kansas State Soccer & Bocce Tournament

Join us on September 27th at Lone Elm Park in Olathe, Kansas as our athletes compete in 5-a-side soccer, bocce singles, bocce doubles and bocce team. Cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. We hope to see you there! For more details please refer to the link and contact information below.
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Tim Rehder
Email:rehdert@ksso.org
Phone:913-236-9290
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Lone Elm Park
21151 W 167th St

Olathe, Kansas
UNITED STATES

oct 9, 2015
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Inspire Greatness Gala

Special Olympics Michigan is hosting its fifth annual Inspire Greatness Gala, on October 9, 2015 to raise funds in support of our programs and athletes. With Lila Lazarus as the emcee and the historic Westin Book Cadillac hotel as the venue, our Inspire Greatness Gala is the organization's signature event. It is held in southeast Michigan which has the largest athlete population served in all of Michigan. The Special Olympics Movement can ultimately transform communities by inspiring people throughout the world to open their minds, to accept and include people with intellectual disabilities, and thereby celebrate differences among all people, in the context of the greater similarities we all share. Tickets are $200/individual, $350/couple or $2,000/table.
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Sarah Henry
Email:sarah.henry@somi.org
Phone:734-476-0701
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Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
1114 Washington Boulevard

Detroit, Michigan
UNITED STATES

oct 17, 2015
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Upper Peninsula Regional Bowling Tournament

Join us on Ocotber 17th at Recreation Lanes in Iron Mountain, Michigan as our athletes compete and show their skill in bowling competition. Their will be three rounds of bowling and the event is being sponsored by Boss. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Laura Doney
Email:Area38@somi.org
Phone:906-282-4787
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Recreation Lanes
1555 North Stephenson Avenue

Iron Mountain, Michigan
UNITED STATES

oct 19, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Coaches Training - Poly Hockey

Join us on October 19th for a poly hockey coaches training webinar. To register for this event please use the link below. For any further questions please contact Zach Warner at warne1zd@cmich.edu.
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Zach Warner
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Webinar
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

oct 25, 2015

Southwest Region Bowling Tournament - Tacoma

Join us October 25th in Tacoma, Washington as our athletes compete and show their skill in bowling competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Scott Friberg
Email:sfriberg@sowa.org
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Tacoma, Washington
UNITED STATES

oct 26, 2015

Gymnastics, Volleyball and Speedball Head Coaches Seminar

During October 26-28 Special Olympics will be hosting a gymnastics, volleyball and speedball coaching seminar in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This seminar will provide training athlete conditioning, sports skills development and sports rules.
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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
SAUDI ARABIA

oct 31, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Southwest Regional Poly Hockey Tournament

Join us on October 15th at Newaygo High School in Newaygo, Michigan for a day of poly hockey competition. This Southwest Regional event is held annually and features over 200 athletes competing in traditional divisions as well as skills competitions.
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Nick Caudle
Email:caudl1n@cmich,edu
Phone:616-583-1202
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Newaygo High School
200 East St.

Newaygo, Michigan
UNITED STATES

nov 7, 2015
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Coaches Training - Conference

Join us on November 7th at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. This coaches training will cover the following sports: poly hockey, bowling, basketball, and Winter Games sports. To register for this event please use the link below. If you have further question please contact Zach Warner at warne1zd@cmich.edu.
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Zach Warner
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Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

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