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North America has over half a million athletes participating in all 32 sports offered by Special Olympics.  It is home to athletes from Canada, the Caribbean and the United States.  Special Olympics is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.

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Stories from North America


June 29, 2015 | North America: Pennsylvania

My life in special olympics

By Jennifer Petersen

I was a teenager when I first started Special Olympics and the state that I started in was Virginia. I always loved doing Special Olympics because I love doing sports with my friends and the coaches are like my family.View Story I was a teenager when I first started Special Olympics and the state that I started in was Virginia. I always loved doing Special Olympics because I love doing sports with my friends and the coaches are like my family. I loved it very much but I had to stop cause I moved, then started back up again for a year in New York. I stopped and moved to Pennsylvania, then started up again with the Special Olympics program at school then started up with Monroe County. I am still with the program since we started it in 1998.

About Jennifer Petersen:I always loved doing Special Olympics ever since I was a teenager cause I love doing sports with my friends and the coaches are like my family
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June 29, 2015 | North America: Michigan

What A New Turn In My Life

By Ahsha Davis

There was one conference that we hosted that changed my life completely. That conference was Special Olympics. Every time I talk about this I just get so excited because it was such an empowering experience.View Story During this summer I worked with a group called Camps and Conferences. This Camps and Conference group was just like my Youth counselor job. we hosted camps like sports and fashion but there was one conference that we hosted that changed my life completely. That conference was Special Olympics. Every time I talk about this I just get so excited because it was such an empowering experience. I met so many beautiful and wonderful athletes as well as their parents. I received a bracelet from one of the athletes who was in the swimming competition and it melted my heart. She also grabbed me a banana from the food court as well as some coffee. I went to the events and watched the athletes as they received their medals and their faces lit up with joy. Overall it was the greatest experience and I cannot wait till the winter games come because I want to be there to see all those athletes. If you ever want to find something to calm you or relax you. GO TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS

About Ahsha Davis:I am a Sophomore at Central Michigan University. I am a double major in Spanish and Broadcasting with a concentration in sports as well as a double minor in Journalism and Creative Writing. I am from Redford, MI where I attended Cass Technical High School. I am currently a Multicultural Advisor in Herrig Hall at Central and I work for the Dean of Education and Human Services. My hobbies include dancing, singing, writing, and acting. I am fluent in spanish and my dream is to work for ESPN.
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June 29, 2015 | North America: Michigan

Athlete Allison Baker Emphasizes Having Fun

By Kelsey McConnell

Special Olympics Michigan athlete Allison Baker

Athlete Allison Baker from Area 9 (Bay and Arenac Counties) enjoyed competing against other track and field participants during the 2015 State Summer Games. "I like to be an athlete here," said Allison, "I like being treated the same way as everybody else."View Story Athlete Allison Baker from Area 9 (Bay and Arenac Counties) enjoyed competing against other track and field participants during the 2015 State Summer Games. Allison won gold, bronze and a ribbon by coming in first, third and fifth through all of her hard work on the track. She finds it very important to respect each other, follow the rules but most importantly have fun while competing. "I like to be an athlete here," said Allison, "I like being treated the same way as everybody else." Allison enjoys dancing in her spare time; her favorite song is 'Beg For It' by Iggy Azalea. She participates in snowshoe in the Winter Games and track and field in the Summer Games and plans to continue competing in future years.

About Kelsey McConnell:Kelsey McConnell is a Public Relations and Marketing intern at Special Olympics Michigan
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June 29, 2015 | North America: Michigan

Cheering at the Finish Line

By Kelsey McConnell

Casey Loiselle (center) cheers on athletes during the 2015 State Summer Games presented by SpartanNash

Volunteer Casey Loiselle cheered on track and field athletes as they crossed the finish line during the 2015 State Summer Games presented by SpartanNash. Casey is a Central Michigan University (CMU) student working towards her major in Special Education Cognitive Impairments.View Story Volunteer Casey Loiselle cheered on track and field athletes as they crossed the finish line during the 2015 State Summer Games presented by SpartanNash. Casey is a Central Michigan University (CMU) student working towards her major in Special Education Cognitive Impairments who has volunteered with Special Olympics Michigan for three years. Through the Special Education program at CMU, Casey found out about State Summer Games and was able to get involved. In past years she has volunteered with bocce and volleyball. This year, she worked opening ceremony and track and field. "Track and field is my favorite because I get to work the timer and see the excitement on all of the athlete's faces as they cross the finish line so it's a really awesome thing to see," explained Casey. "I would have to say my favorite part of Summer Games is just the atmosphere in general. No one can come here and not have a smile on their face, everyone is happy and are so welcoming and kind."

About Kelsey McConnell:Kelsey McConnell is a Public Relations and Marketing intern at Special Olympics Michigan.
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June 25, 2015 | North America: Michigan

Power Couple: Husband and wife athletes train, compete together

By Haley Burrill

Husband and wife powerlifters Jason and Jamie Peterson

Powerlifters Jason and Jamie Peterson had a little bit more to celebrate than winning a medal during this year's Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games presented by SpartanNash. This year also marked the couple's 12-year wedding anniversary. "It's different being a married couple in the gamView Story Powerlifters Jason and Jamie Peterson had a little bit more to celebrate than winning a medal during this year's Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games presented by SpartanNash. This year also marked the couple's 12-year wedding anniversary. "It's different being a married couple in the games, but it's pretty cool too," Jason said. Jason and Jamie have known each other since they were 8-years-old, however, their relationship did not spark until middle school. Around the same time, both decided to get involved with Special Olympics, bringing the couple even closer together. "We pretty much do everything together. We train together, we compete together. Seriously, we are together all the time," Jamie said.

About Haley Burrill:Haley Burrill is a Public Relations and Marketing intern at Special Olympics Michigan.
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Upcoming Events Around the World


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Event

Location

Jul 9, 2015
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Allegan Torch Run BAKE SALE

Allegan TORCH RUN will be holding two bake sales at the Allegan Farmers Market on July 9th and Aug 27th. We are looking for an athlete to help at the sale. We will be collecting baked goods the week before each event at the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office at 640 River St – Allegan.
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Kim Thorington
Email: kthorington@allegancounty.org
Phone: 616-218-2596
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Allegan Farmers Market
2427 118th

Allegan , 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 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 12 - 16 2015

Sports Camp

This is an excellent week of fellowship and sports training for families, coaches, volunteers, and Special Olympics athletes. Athletes will train in all six sports throughout the week and coaches will train and be certified upon departure in two sports. More importantly, it is a definite avenue to be involved in the programs Special Olympics Arkansas offers.
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Irvin Humphrey
Email: irvin@specialolympicsarkansas.org
Phone: 501-771-0222
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John Brown University
Siloam Springs, Arkansas
UNITED STATES

Jul 13 - 14 2015

State Equestrian Competition

Join us July 13-14 at State Fairgrounds in Huron, South Dakota as our athletes compete and show their skill in equestrian 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 South Dakota
Phone: 605-331-4117
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State Fairgrounds
Huron, South Dakota
UNITED STATES

Jul 15, 2015

Southern Regional Golf Tournament

Join us July 15th in Amherst New Hampshire as our athletes compete and show their skill in golf 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 New Hampshire
Phone: 603-624-1250
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Amherst, New Hampshire
UNITED STATES

Jul 16, 2015

Charity Golf Classic Outing

Join us July 16th in Carmel, Indiana as our supporters compete and show their skill in this golf charity event. Come and be part of helping our athletes realize the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Indiana
Phone: 317-328-2000
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Carmel, Indiana
UNITED STATES

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 Kellie Murphy at murph4kj@cmich.edu
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Kellie Murphy
Email:  murph4kj@cmich.edu
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Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Jul 17, 2015

State Canoeing Competition

Join us June 17-19 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi as our athletes compete and show their skill in canoeing 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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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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 18, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fire Truck Pull

On July 18, 2015, the Law Enforcement Torch Run will be kicking off their first annual Fire Truck pull in Houghton Lake. The event is looking for teams of 10 to pull a fire truck pull and raise funds for Special Olympics Michigan and Law Enforcement Torch Run. The event will start at 9:00 a.m. with registration and the pull will begin at 10:00 a.m. The cost to pull is $500 per team or $50 per person. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is celebrating its 32nd year in 2015. LETR for Special Olympics is the movement’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. In 2014, the LETR raised more than $1,000,000.00 for Special Olympics Michigan. It has been our goal to create awareness and raise funds for 20,679 athletes who participate in Special Olympics.
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John Card
Email: cardj@michigan.gov
Phone: 989-239-9139
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Home Depot
2241 Houghton Lake Drive

Houghton Lake, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Jul 22, 2015

Northern Regional Golf Tournament

Join us July 22nd in Bethlehem, New Hampshire as our athletes compete and show their skill in golf 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 New Hampshire
Phone: 603-624-1250
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Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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
Email: summit@specialolympics.org
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Los AngelesCalifornia
UNITED STATES

Jul 24 - Aug 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

Jul 25, 2015
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

10th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Ride Poker Run

Ride Begins at 11:00 AM. Registration Closes at 2:00 PM. Last Bike Out by 2:30 PM. All bikes must be at The Holiday Inn in Howe, IN by 5:00 PM. $25 each Rider or $35 a Couple per Bike or Auto. Play As Many Hands as You Like For $5 ea. Cash and Merchandise Prizes. For More Information or To Register, Contact: Carl White (517) 230-7339 or mitorchride@gmail.com. Register by July 6th on PayPal via the mitorchride@gmail.com address for a special early bird pricing of $20/$30 and guaranteed T-Shirt on day of ride. Enter your T-shirt sizes in the comments section. Registration available day of ride. Limited lodging available at the Holiday Inn Howe, IN and at the Hampton Inn in Sturgis, MI. Must mention “Victory Riders Li’L Sturgis” to get the discounted pricing...rooms are going fast!
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Carl White
Email: mitorchride@gmail.com
Phone: 517-230-7339
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Holiday Inn
Coldwater , Michigan
UNITED STATES

Jul 25, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fire Truck Pull

On July 25, 2015, the Law Enforcement Torch Run will be kicking off their first annual Fire Truck pull in Ferndale. The event is looking for teams of 10 to pull a fire truck pull and raise funds for Special Olympics Michigan and Law Enforcement Torch Run. The event will start at 9:00 a.m. with registration and the pull will begin at 10:00 a.m. The cost to pull is $500 per team or $50 per person Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is celebrating its 32nd year in 2015. LETR for Special Olympics is the movement’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. In 2014, the LETR raised more than $1,000,000.00 for Special Olympics Michigan. It has been our goal to create awareness and raise funds for 20,679 athletes who participate in Special Olympics.
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Joe Morin
Email: Joe.Morin75@gmail.com
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Fraternal Order of Police Lodge
Ferndale, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Jul 31, 2015

State Softball & Golf Tournament

Join us July 31st in Wichita Kansas as our athletes compete and show their skill in softball and golf 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 Kansas
Phone: 913-236-9290
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Wichita, Kansas
UNITED STATES

Aug 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

Aug 1, 2015

Softball Invitational

Join us August 1st in Danbury, Connecticut as our athletes compete and show their skill in softball 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 Connecticut
Phone: 203-230-1201
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Danbury, Connecticut
UNITED STATES

Aug 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
Email: mgoverde@sowa.org
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Lynden, Washington
UNITED STATES

Aug 4, 2015

Equestrian Competition

Join us August 4th at Arthur County Fair Grounds in Arthur, Nebraska as our athletes compete and show their skill in equestrian 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 Nebraska
Phone: 402-331-5545
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Arthur County Fair Grounds
Arthur, Nebraska
UNITED STATES

Aug 4, 2015

State Golf Tournament

Join us august 4th in Barrington, New Hampshire as our athletes compete and show their skill in golf 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 New Hampshire
Phone: 603-624-1250
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Barrington, New Hampshire
UNITED STATES

Aug 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

Aug 8, 2015

State Softball Tournament

Join us August 8th in Keene, New Hampshire as our athletes compete and show their skill in softball 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 New Hampshire
Phone: 603-624-1250
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Keene, New Hampshire
UNITED STATES

Aug 8, 2015

Softball Divisioning Tournament

Join us August 8th at Pregman Park in Wallingford, Connecticut as our athletes compete and show their skill in softball 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 Connecticut
Phone: 203-230-1201
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Pregman Park
Wallingford, Connecticut
UNITED STATES

Aug 8, 2015

State Golf Tournament

Join us August 8th at Pregman Park in Wallingford, Connecticut as our athletes compete and show their skill in golf 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 Connecticut
Phone: 203-230-1201
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Pregman Park
Wallingford, Connecticut
UNITED STATES

Aug 13, 2015

Unified Sports Golf Tournament

Join us August 13th in Douglas, Wyoming as our athletes compete and show their skill in golf 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 Wyoming
Phone: 307-235-3062
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Douglas, Wyoming
UNITED STATES

Aug 14, 2015
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

10th Annual Special Olympics Duffers Association Classic

The 10th Annual SODA (Special Olympics Duffers Association) will be held on Friday, August 14th, 2015. This annual event raises money for Special Olympics Michigan athletes. Fee includes green fee, cart, lunch, dinner and player bag. There will be a silent auction as well as raffles and games. There are several sponsorship opportunities available as well. The mission of Special Olympics Michigan is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities at no cost to the athletes. Thousands of Michigan volunteers contribute their time, energy and expertise to make the Special Olympics Michigan program a reality. Volunteers serve as coaches, sports officials, committee members, on-site volunteers at competitions, and in many other capacities. You can join the Special Olympics Michigan team as a volunteer, athlete, or donate by visiting our website at www.somi.org or by calling (800)644-6404. We look forward to seeing you at Riverwood Resort on August 14th!
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Kelly Berryhill
Email: berry1km@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3911
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Riverwood Resort
1313 East Broomfield Rd.

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Aug 15 - 16 2015

Equestrian Competition

Join us August 15-16 at Winton Woods Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio as our as athletes compete and show their skill in equestrian 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 Ohio
Phone: 614-239-7050
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Winton Woods Academy
Cincinnati, Ohio
UNITED STATES

Aug 15, 2015

Northeast Area Softball Tournament

Join us August 15th in Watertown, South Dakota as our as athletes compete and show their skill in softball 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 South Dakota
Phone: 605-331-4117
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Watertown, South Dakota
UNITED STATES

Aug 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

Aug 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 Kellie Murphy at murph4kj@cmich.edu
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Kellie Murphy
Email: murph4kj@cmich.edu
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Webinar
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Aug 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 Kellie Murphy at murph4kj@cmich.edu
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Kellie Murphy
Email: murph4kj@cmich.edu
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Aug 20, 2015

Tennis Individual Skills Competition

Join us August 20th at Midcoast Recreational Center in Rockport, Maine as our as athletes compete and show their skill in tennis 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 Maine
Phone: 207-879-0489
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Midcoast Recreational Center
Rockport, Maine
UNITED STATES

Aug 22, 2015

Southaast Area Softball Tournament

Join us August 22nd at Sherman Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota as our as athletes compete and show their skill in softball 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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Sherman Park
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
UNITED STATES

Aug 22, 2015

Regional Softball Tournament

Join us August 22nd at Drake Park in West Bloomfield, Michigan as our as athletes compete and show their skill in softball 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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Ted Stern
Email: tstern9191@gmail.com
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Drake Park
6801 Drake Rd.

West Bloomfield, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Aug 22, 2015

Southeast Area Softball Tournament

Join us August 22nd at Sherman Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota as our athletes compete and show their skill in softball 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 South Dakota
Phone: 605-331-4117
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Sherman Park
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
UNITED STATES

Aug 22, 2015

Black Hills Area Softball Tournament

Join us August 22nd at Star of the West in Rapid City, South Dakota as our athletes compete and show their skill in softball 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 South Dakota
Phone: 605-331-4117
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Star of the West
Rapid City, South Dakota
UNITED STATES

Aug 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 Kellie Murphy at murph4kj@cmich.edu
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Kellie Murphy
Email: murph4kj@cmich.edu
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Webinar
Mount Pleasant, MIchigan
UNITED STATES

Aug 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
Email: shaffer@somo.org
Phone: 573-635-1660
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Frank White Sports Complex
Lees Summit, Missouri
UNITED STATES

Aug 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
Phone: 616-828-3682
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Gleneagle Golf Club
6150 14th Avenue

Hudsonville, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Aug 30, 2015
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Bikes & Cards for the Plymouth Canton Stars

We are having a charity car show to raise funds to support our Special Olympic Plymouth-Canton Stars athletes! This exciting charity event will have food, basket raffles, 50/50 drawings, live entertainment, trophies, a kids table and fun for the whole family! Your donation will support the amazing Special Olympic athletes of Plymouth-Canton for training and competition in the following sports: Basketball, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Floor (Poly) Hockey, Powerlifting, Softball, Swimming, Soccer and Track and Field. You can support in several ways: Donated items for raffle. Donated items for silent auction. Cash, check, credit donations online. Food Donations. Goodie bag items: ie: Keychains, Coupons, Logo Merchandise etc. Enter your Car,Truck, Van or Motorcycle $15.00 in advance $20.00 at the show. Visit our online site for registration, donations and tickets!
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Debbie Cross
Email: BikesandCars4PCStars@yahoo.com
Phone: 734-732-9325
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Plymouth Elks Lodge
41700 Ann Arbor Rd

Plymouth, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Sep 4, 2015

State Golf Championships

Join us September 4th at Disney's Palm and Oak Trail in Windermere, Florida as our athletes compete and show their skill in golf 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 Florida
Phone: 352-243-9536
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Disney's Palm and Oak Trail
Windermere, Florida
UNITED STATES

Sep 5, 2015

Individual Golf Skills

Join us September 5th in Skowhegan, Maine as our athletes compete and show their skill in golf 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 Maine
Phone: 207-879-0489
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Loon's Cove Golf Course
Skowhegan, Maine
UNITED STATES

Sep 8, 2015

Unified 9-Hole Golf Tournament

Join us September 8th at Lakewood Golf Course in Madison, Maine as our athletes compete and show their skill in Unified golf 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 Maine
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Lakewood Golf Course
Madison, Maine
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 11 - 12 2015

State Equestrian Competition

Join us September 11-12 in Clovis, New Mexico as our athletes compete and show their skill in equestrian 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 New Mexico
Phone: 505-856-0342
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Clovis, New Mexico
UNITED STATES

Sep 11 - 13 2015

Surfing Championship & SUP Invitational

Join us September 11-13 in Cocoa Beach, Florida as our athletes compete and show their skill in stand up paddle board 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 Florida
Phone: 352-243-9536
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
UNITED STATES

Sep 12, 2015

Individual 9-Hole Golf Competition

Join us September 12th at Martindale Country Club in Auburn, Maine as our athletes compete and show their skill in golf 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 Maine
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Martindale Country Club
Auburn, Maine
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


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