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.
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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.

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East Campus Drive
Mt. Pleasant, MI,  48859

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+1 (989) 774-3911

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  • جمادى الثانية
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    Twin Saults Polar Plunge 2018
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    السبت جمادى الثانية 22, 1439
    10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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    Sault Ste Marie
    Michigan
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    Twin Saults Polar Plunge 2018

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    السبت جمادى الثانية 22, 1439
    10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    The Twin Sault's Polar Plunge will take place at The ELKS Lodge #552, 1111 E. Portage Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, MI on Saturday, March 10, 2018! Registration starts at 10 am with plungers experiencing the thrill of jumping into a pool of ice cold water at 11 am. with the After Splash Bash taking place immediately following the last plunger. Stay for the After Splash Bash at the Elks Lodge for fun awards and a great lunch provided by the Elks Lodge! Plungers eat for free and spectators for only $5!


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    Elks Lodge
    1111 E. Portage Avenue
    Sault Ste Marie, Michigan
    USA
  • جمادى الثانية
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    Manistee Polar Plunge 2018
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    السبت جمادى الثانية 29, 1439
    11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
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    Manistee
    Michigan
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    Manistee Polar Plunge 2018

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    السبت جمادى الثانية 29, 1439
    11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    The inaugural Manistee Polar Plunge will take place on March 17th at the Little River Casino Resort! Join us as we pull out all the stops to make this truly a destination plunge! Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. in front of the River Rock Sports Bar & Grille with plungers experiencing the thrill of jumping into icy cold pool water at 1:00 p.m. The After Splash Bash will begin immediately after the plunge where we will celebrate with awards, silent auction and amazing food!


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    Little River Casino Resort
    2700 Orchard Highway
    Manistee, Michigan
    USA
  • رجب
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    Marquette Polar Plunge 2018
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    الأحد رجب 01, 1439
    01:00 PM - 05:30 PM
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    Marquette
    Michigan
    USA

    Marquette Polar Plunge 2018

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    الأحد رجب 01, 1439
    01:00 PM - 05:30 PM

    $821 raised Join Now Donate Date Sunday, March 18, 2018 Location Marquette Mountain Central Michigan University Marqutte, MI Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Events (27) 27 Jan 1st Annual Winter Blast Polar Plunge Detroit, MI 27 Jan Jackson/Clarklake Polar Plunge 2018 Clarklake, MI 27 Jan Livingston County Polar Plunge 2018 Brighton, MI 27 Jan Muskegon Polar Plunge 2018 Muskegon, MI 3 Feb Fenton Polar Plunge 2018 Fenton, MI 3 Feb Traverse City Polar Plunge 2018 Traverse City, MI 9 Feb University of Michigan Polar Plunge 2018 Ann Arbor, MI 10 Feb Belleville Polar Plunge 2018 Belleville, MI 10 Feb Lake City Polar Plunge 2018 Lake City, MI 10 Feb Oakland County Polar Plunge 2018 Rochester, MI 10 Feb Turk Lake/Greenville Plunge 2018 Greenville, MI 10 Feb Kalamazoo and Calhoun County Polar Plunge 2018 Kalamazoo, MI 11 Feb Lansing Polar Plunge 2018 Lansing, MI 17 Feb Alpena Polar Plunge 2018 Alpena, MI 17 Feb Cheboygan Polar Plunge 2018 Cheboygan, MI 17 Feb Holland Polar Plunge 2018 Holland, MI 17 Feb Mt. Pleasant Polar Plunge 2018 Mt. Pleasant, MI 17 Feb Saginaw Polar Plunge 2018 Saginaw, MI 18 Feb St. Clair Polar Plunge 2018 St. Clair, MI 24 Feb Bay City Polar Plunge 2018 Bay City, MI 24 Feb Chippewa Lake-Mecosta/Osceola Counties Polar Plunge Chippewa Lake, MI 24 Feb Detroit Polar Plunge 2018 Detroit, MI 24 Feb Grand Rapids Polar Plunge 2018 Grand Rapids, MI 1 Mar Legislative Plunge 2018 Lansing, MI 10 Mar Twin Saults Polar Plunge 2018 sault ste marie, MI 17 Mar Manistee Polar Plunge 2018 Manistee, MI 18 Mar Marquette Polar Plunge 2018 Marqutte, MI About SPECIAL OLYMPICS MICHIGAN INC Fundraise For SPECIAL OLYMPICS MICHIGAN INC The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Athletes are given continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness and athletic skill, demonstrate co... See Nonprofit Page The Marquette Polar Plunge takes place on March 18, 2018 at Marquette Mountain Ski Hill. Registration starts at 1:00 p.m. Parade of Costumes takes place at 2:15 p.m. Costumes are not required but certainly encouraged as many plungers vie for the coveted Golden Plunger award for Best Costume! The Plunging starts at 2:30 p.m. The After Splash Bash and awards will take place at 3:30 p.m. The fee to jump is any donation to Special Olympcis Michigan. We do encourage you to raise $75+ to receive the awesome Polar Plunge t-shirt and we also have higher level incentive items. By setting up your fundraising page after going through the registraiton process it is really easy to raise money when sending your fundraising link to friends and family on social media.


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    Marquette Mountain
    Central Michigan University
    Marquette, Michigan
    USA
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  • رجب 06 - رجب 07
    State Basketball Finals
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    الجمعة رجب 6 - السبت رجب 07, 1439
     
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    Grand Rapids
    MI
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    State Basketball Finals

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    الجمعة رجب 6 - السبت رجب 07, 1439
     

    Approximately 530 athletes and 170 coaches/chaperones participate in the state basketball finals presented by Amway each year. This tournament includes competition for senior male, female and skills athletes.


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    Spoelhof Fieldhouse
    3195 Knight Way Southeast
    Grand Rapids, MI
    USA
    Spoelhof Fieldhouse at Calvin College is the host site for the State Basketball Finals.
  • رجب
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    2018 Oakland County Aquatics Event
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    الأحد رجب 22, 1439
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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    Waterford
    MI
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    2018 Oakland County Aquatics Event

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    الأحد رجب 22, 1439
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    The Aquatics event offers athletes the opportunity to participate in a 10 yard, 15 yard, and/or 25 yard assisted races. In addition, athletes can participate in a flotation race of 15 yards, 25 yards, 25 yards back.

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    Waterford Mott High School
    1151 Scott Lake Road
    Waterford, MI
    USA
  • شعبان
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    Track and Field Event
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    السبت شعبان 19, 1439
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    White Lake
    MI
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    Track and Field Event

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    السبت شعبان 19, 1439
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Oakland County Special Olympics is hosting our annual Track and Field Event again this year at Lakeland High School. Don't miss seeing our athletes compete in a variety of events including 50 M Dash, 100 M Dash, standing long jump, running long jump, shot put, high jump, softball throw, pentathlon, walking and wheelchair events and so much more!

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    Lakeland High School
    1630 Bogie Lake Road
    White Lake, MI
    USA
  • رجب 07 - رجب 14
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    الخميس رجب 7 - الخميس رجب 14, 1440
     
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    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    الخميس رجب 7 - الخميس رجب 14, 1440
     

    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

  • ربيع الأول 13 - رجب 08
    Alma Basketball
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    الجمعة ربيع الأول 13, 1439
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    St. Louis
    MI
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    Alma Basketball

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    Basketball starts Friday, December 1st at 3:30pm. First practices will be for tryouts and teams will be determined late December/early January. If you were on the JV team last year, your practice will be finished at 4:30pm, all others will end practice at 6pm. If you are new to the team this year, your practice will end at 6pm. Please come to practice prepared with water (no pop), t-shirt, shorts, and basketball shoes. If you have long hair, please have it pulled up and away from your face. December practice dates are the 1st, 8th, and 15th. Practice will resume after the holidays on January 5th.

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    St. Louis Church of Christ
    1075 W. Monroe Road
    St. Louis, MI
    USA
    near the VFW Hall on M-46
  • ربيع الأول 17 - رجب 08
    Mt. Pleasant Basketball
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    الثلاثاء ربيع الأول 17, 1439
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    Mt. Pleasant
    MI
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    Mt. Pleasant Basketball

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    الثلاثاء ربيع الأول 17, 1439

    Basketball season will start with two all-player practices on Tuesday, December 5th and Friday, December 8th from 6-7:30pm. Teams will be selected at the end of practice on the 8th and team season schedules will be handed out. Please come dressed to play, along with gym floor shoes and a water bottle.

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    Mary McGuire Elementary School
    4883 Crosslanes Street
    Mt. Pleasant, MI
    USA
  • ربيع الأول 18 - رجب 08
    Clare-Gladwin RESD Basketball
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    الأربعاء ربيع الأول 18, 1439
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    Clare
    MI
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    Clare-Gladwin RESD Basketball

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    الأربعاء ربيع الأول 18, 1439

    Practice for current RESD students will begin December 6th from 3-4pm. Practice for non-students will begin December 7th from 3-4pm Practices are held in the C-G RESD Gym inside the school.

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    Clare-Gladwin RESD
    4041 E. Mannsiding Road
    Clare, MI
    USA

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