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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

  • Aug
    25
    Southwest Regional Softball Tournament
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    Sat Aug 25, 2018
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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    Rockford
    MI
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    Southwest Regional Softball Tournament

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    Sat Aug 25, 2018
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    The Southwest Regional Softball Tournament is hosted at the Art Van Sports Complex and features close to 25 teams competing in Traditional, Unified, and Coach Pitch divisions.

    Contact information

    • Nick Caudle
      Tournament Director
    Venue(s)
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    Art Van Sports Complex
    3300 10 Mile Rd.
    Rockford, MI
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  • Sep
    08
    Southwest Regional Soccer Tournament
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    Sat Sep 08, 2018
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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    Caledonia
    MI
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    Southwest Regional Soccer Tournament

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    Sat Sep 08, 2018
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    The Southwest Regional Soccer Tournament is hosted by Caledonia Community Schools and features close to 20 teams competing in 5/side and 7/side divisions as well as the Individual Skills Contest.

    Contact information

    • Nick Caudle
      Tournament Director
    Venue(s)
    location
    Paris Ridge Elementary School
    4690 Paris Ridge Dr.
    Caledonia, MI
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  • Sep
    14
    Southwest Regional Flag Football Tournament
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    Fri Sep 14, 2018
    02:00 PM - 07:00 PM
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    Wyoming
    MI
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    Southwest Regional Flag Football Tournament

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    Fri Sep 14, 2018
    02:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    The Southwest Regional Flag Football Tournament is hosted at Lamar Park and features teams competing in Traditional and Unified Divisions.

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    • Nick Caudle
      Tournament Director
    Venue(s)
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    Lamar Park
    2561 Porter St.
    Wyoming, MI
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  • Sep 28 - Sep 30
    State Fall Games
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    Fri Sep 28 - Sun Sep 30, 2018
     
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    6 venues
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    State Fall Games

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    Fri Sep 28 - Sun Sep 30, 2018
     

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


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    Venue(s)
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    Sheraton Ann Arbor
    3200 Boardwalk St.
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
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    Home to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Healthy Athletes screenings, Young Athletes, souvenirs, special events and delegation housing.
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    Chrysler Proving Grounds
    3700 S. MI State Rd. M-52
    Chelsea, Michigan
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    Site of cycling and flag football competition.
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  • Oct
    27
    Southwest Regional Poly Hockey Tournament
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    Sat Oct 27, 2018
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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    Newaygo
    MI
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    Southwest Regional Poly Hockey Tournament

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    Sat Oct 27, 2018
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    The Southwest Regional Poly Hockey Tournament is hosted by Newaygo High School and features close to 25 teams competing in Traditional and Unified Divisions as well as the Individual Skills Contest.

    Contact information

    • Nick Caudle
      Tournament Director
    Venue(s)
    location
    Newaygo High School
    200 East St.
    Newaygo, MI
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  • Mar 14 - Mar 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     
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    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019. The Games will span seven days of competition. About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are invited to attend. The Games will feature competition in 24 sports.


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    Opening Ceremony

    Zayed Sports City Stadium
    Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Zayed Sports City Stadium, is an iconic multi-purpose stadium located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest stadium in the UAE with more than 43,000 seats.

Sports Seasons

  • Jun 19 - Sep 27
    Mt. Pleasant Softball Team
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    Tue Jun 19, 2018
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    Mt. Pleasant
    MI
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    Mt. Pleasant Softball Team

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    Tue Jun 19, 2018

    Practice will be held Tuesdays 5:50-6:30pm and Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm at the Tribal Field on Broadway.

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    Tribal Fields
    7498 East Broadway Road
    Mt. Pleasant, MI
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  • Jul 02 - Sep 26
    Mt. Pleasant Soccer Teams
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    Mon Jul 02, 2018
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    Mt. Pleasant
    MI
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    Mt. Pleasant Soccer Teams

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    Mon Jul 02, 2018

    Practices will be at the CMU Club Fields Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-6pm. Please arrive at practice ready to begin at 5pm. Soccer shoes with plastic cleats, shin guards and a water bottle should come to every practice. A season schedule will be handed out at the first practice.

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    Venue(s)
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    CMU Soccer Club Field
    Corner of Broomfield and Crawford
    Mt. Pleasant, MI
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