Help us make a difference!


North America

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.

Honoring Special Olympics' founder in sport and in spirit. Slideshow: Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day 2011
See stories about Special Olympics activities in North America. Read More
Sports has the power to change lives. Read Michael's Story
Athlete and Olympic Gold medalist, Apolo Ohno. World Games Results

Stories from North America


ربيع الأول 18, 1414 | SOI General: Headquarters

Unified on the Court in North Carolina

By Rebecca Ralston

Energy was high and the competition was fierce as students from the University of North Carolina, along with Special Olympics athletes from Orange County, took on the Duke Blue Devils and local Durham County athletes in the first Special Olympics Unified Sports basketball game.View Story Energy was high and the competition was fierce as students from the University of North Carolina, along with Special Olympics athletes from Orange County, took on the Duke Blue Devils and local Durham County athletes in the first Special Olympics Unified Sports basketball game. Despite a tight game and aggressive play, the home team pulled away with the victory – the game’s final score was Duke – 42, UNC – 37. Nearly 400 students and community members came out to support the teams and shared in the energy, passion and determination of Unified Sports.

About Rebecca Ralston:I work for Special Olympics Project UNIFY with a focus in Youth Leadership.
Share
View less ▲

ربيع الثاني 15, 1413 | SOI General: Headquarters

تكريم بول بيرمان في البيت الأبيض بـ"بطل التغيير"

By Karl Hejlik

استقبل البيت الأبيض يوم 2 أكتوبر أكثر من 170 عضوا في نادي ليونز الدولي من جميع أنحاء أمريكا. كجزء من البرنامج المستمر يوماً كاملاً، اعترف البيت الأبيض بالمستشار الطبي العالمي للبرنامج الصحى و مؤسس العيون المفتوحه View Story استقبل البيت الأبيض يوم 2 أكتوبر أكثر من 170 عضوا في نادي ليونز الدولي من جميع أنحاء أمريكا. كجزء من البرنامج المستمر يوماً كاملاً، اعترف البيت الأبيض بالمستشار الطبي العالمي للبرنامج الصحى و مؤسس العيون المفتوحه بول برمان كواحد من أحد عشر عضواً هم "أبطال التغيير." هؤلاء الأشخاص كرسوا وقتهم و جهدهم لمجتمعاتهم في جميع أنحاء العالم وستتيح لهم الفرصة لتبادل قصصهم مع مسؤولي البيت الابيض  وأعضاء نادي ليونز في جميع أنحاء العالم. تم إنشاء برنامج أبطال التغيير لتكريم الأمريكيين العاديين الذين يقومون بجهد كبير في مجتمعاتهم.

About Karl Hejlik:مدير أول، اتصالات الصحة و الأبحاث للأوليمبياد الخاص
Share
View less ▲

شوال 01, 1412 | North America: Virginia

Lots of talk about physical disabilities on July 26th. Is Intellectual Disability forgotten?

By David Egan

Ashley Count and David Egan at the Eisenhower Building on the ADA 22nd Birthday

On July 26th,2012, Ashley Counts and I represented Special Olympics International at the Eisenhower Executive Building where we were celebrating the 22nd Anniversary of the American Disability Act witView Story On July 26th,2012, Ashley Counts and I represented Special Olympics International at the Eisenhower Executive Building where we were celebrating the 22nd Anniversary of the American Disability Act with a panel of representatives invited by the White House to share their accomplishments and challenges promoting and securing the rights of people with disabilities. We listened very carefully to every speaker and were a little astonished that none of them spoke about the needs of people like Ashley and me who have intellectual disabilities. Encouraged by Ashley, I raised my hand: "I have not heard you speak about Intellectual Disabilities and am wondering how it is being represented in the President's agenda" There was lots of silence in the room. Eyes turned and finally Kareem Dale responded that work is underway with a bipartisan representation with Senator Tom Harkin and Congresswoman Cathy Mc-Morris Rodgers. Valerie Jarret closed the session and chatted with Ashley and me. I hope we had an impact on the session and from now on, they will not forget people with intellectual disabilities.

About David Egan:I am an Athlete from Area 26 in Vienna, Virginia. I love Special Olympics and serve as a Global Messenger. I love sports. I am a swimmer, tennis and ping pong player. I compete in Soccer, Basketball,and Softball. I also love to talk about the "Dignity Revolution" that Tim Shriver is promoting.
Share
View less ▲

شوال 01, 1412 | North America: Virginia

Friends Forever, the Surprising Lesson of Special Olympics :-)

By Robin Schermerhorn

One of David's friends gives him heartfelt praise

Recently I attended a birthday party for a friend, David Egan, from Virginia who was turning 35 years old. The party had all the ingredients for a wonderful time--pizza, games, dancing, music, and runView Story Recently I attended a birthday party for a friend, David Egan, from Virginia who was turning 35 years old. David is a Special Olympics basketball player, soccer player, swimmer and much more. The party had all the ingredients for a wonderful time--pizza, games, dancing, music, and running video of accomplishments displayed nearby. The cake was cut and served. I thought that the party couldn't get any better. Then attendees in the room were invited to speak. I expected to hear sweet birthday wishes and funny comments of past occasions, especially since his family members were such jokers. One of his friends took the microphone, stood tall, took a deep breath, and with his sensitive and inspiring speech blew me away with his compassion for both his friend and the ties that bound them through the Special Olympics. I felt humbled in the presence of a spirit in the room bigger than any one of us there. The presence of Special Olympics in these men and women empowers and enables them to think beyond athletics to having a social network of close friends; friends forever.

About Robin Schermerhorn:I am a parent of a son, Mason, who participates in several activities yearly with Special Olympics. The organization has had a very positive impact on my son's life.
Share
View less ▲

شوال 01, 1412 | North America: Jamaica

My Mummy and Clinton Global Initative Conference

By Esther C. Pair

Mummy and me

On Friday September 21 2012 my mummy my daddy and I went from Jamaica to New York We went to the Empire State Building and to Cenral Park also to Times Square, the same places that I see on TV and inView Story On Friday September 21 2012 my mummy my daddy and I went from Jamaica to New York We went to the Empire State Building and to Cenral Park also to Times Square, the same places that I see on TV and in the movies BUT the best part was on Sunday when we went to the Sheraton Hotel and met President Clinton AND my mummy spoke at his conference about me and Special Olympics, it was so exciting and then I was interviewed by the New York Times and the Boston Globe and others, I also met Timothy Shriver, Loretta Clairbourne and Allison Felix and even took my picures with them. I am so proud of myself and my mummy and daddy too.

About Esther C. Pair:I am 25 years old and have been in Special Olympics for 10 years. I went to the world summer games in China and in Greece there I got a silver medal for Bocce.
Share
View less ▲

هل لديك قصة للمشاركة؟

اسرد لنا قصتك حتى نتمكن من نشرها ليراها الآخرون..


Upcoming Events Around the World


Date

Event

Location

رجب 8, 1436
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Coaches Training - Volleyball

This is a Coaches Training in the sport of volleyball. It is an online webinar so attendance in Mount Pleasant is not needed. To register for this training, please use the link below. If you have further questions please contact Zach Warner at warne1zd@cmich.edu.
For more information
Register
Zach Warner
Email: warne1zd@cmich.edu
View More


Mount Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

رجب 11 - رجب 13 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.
For more information
More Details
Juli Prokopchuk Brattan
Email: julip@specialolympicsontario.com
Phone: 1-888-333-5515 ext.
View More

Seneca College, King Campus
65 Overlea Blvd Suite 200

Toronto, Ontario
CANADA

رجب 12 - 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.
For more information
Joyce Destrampe
Email: area01@somi.org
Phone: 906-428-3323
View More

Escanaba High School
500 S. Lincoln Road

Escanaba, Michigan
UNITED STATES

رجب 12, 1436
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.
For more information
More Details
Kerry Simmons
Email: area34@somi.org
View More

Jefferson High School
Monroe, Michigan
UNITED STATES

رجب 12 - 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!
For more information
More Details
Kelly Garrick
Email: kgarrick@so-sc.org
Phone: 803-772-1555
View More

Fort Jackson
Columbia, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

رجب 12, 1436
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.
For more information
More Details
Bloom's BPA
Email: bloomsbpa@gmail.com
View More

Bloom Highschool
101 West 10th Street

Chicago Heights, Illinois
UNITED STATES

رجب 13, 1436

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.
For more information
More Details
Justin Kraemer
Email: jkraemer@sowa.org
View More


Tukwilla, Washington
UNITED STATES

رجب 13, 1436
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.
For more information
More Details
Chris Hopkins
Email: chris@specialolympicsri.org
Phone: (401) 349-4900
View More

Bryant University
1150 Douglas Turnpike

Smithfield, Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

رجب 18 - 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.
For more information
More Details
View More

Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario
CANADA

رجب 18, 1436
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.
For more information
Krista Paulin
Email: pauli1kc@cmich.edu
Phone: (616) 583-1202, ext.
View More

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel’s Pantlind Ballroom
Grand Rapids, Michigan
UNITED STATES

رجب 19 - 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.
For more information
More Details
Special Olympics Mississippi
Phone: 601-856-7748
View More

Keesler Air Force Base
Biloxi, Mississippi
UNITED STATES

رجب 20 - 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.
For more information
More Details
View More

Disneyland Resort
Anaheim, California
UNITED STATES

رجب 20, 1436
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.
For more information
Cindy Hummer
Email: chummer12@gmail.com
View More

Mason County Eastern High School
18 S. Main Street

Custer, Michigan
UNITED STATES

رجب 24 - 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.
For more information
More Details
View More

Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma
UNITED STATES

رجب 26 - 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.
For more information
More Details
View More

Lipscomb University
Nashville, Tennessee
UNITED STATES

رجب 26 - 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
For more information
More Details
View More


Salt Lake City, Utah
UNITED STATES

رجب 26, 1436
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.
For more information
More Details
Sarah Henry
Email: sarah.henry@somi.org
Phone: 734-476-0701
View More

Detroit Athletic Club
241 Madison Avenue

Detroit, Michigan
UNITED STATES

رجب 26 - 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.”
For more information
More Details
Rissa Chavez
Email: mchavez@ucpsd.org
Phone: 858-361-5546
View More

San Diego Mission Valley Marriott
8757 Rio San Diego Dr.

San Diego, Calfornia
UNITED STATES

رجب 26 - 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.
For more information
More Details
Akin Joseph
Email: akinjoseph@sofl.org
Phone: 352-243-9536
View More

ESPN Wide World of Sports
700 South Victory Way

Lake Buena Vista, Florida
UNITED STATES

رجب 27, 1436
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!
For more information
Marc Wills
Email: area04@somi.org
View More

Houghton Lake Bobcat Field
4433 W Houghton Lake Dr

Houghton Lake, Michigan
UNITED STATES

رجب 28, 1436
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.
For more information
Register here
Jim Ormiston
Phone: 616-897-5867
View More

Arrowhead Golf Course
2180 Alden Nash NE

Lowell, Michigan
UNITED STATES

شعبان 1 - 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.
For more information
More Details
Special Olympics District of Columbia
Phone: 202-408-2640
View More

Catholic University
Washington, District of Columbia
UNITED STATES

شعبان 1 - 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!
For more information
More Details
View More

Various Venues
Missoula, Montana
UNITED STATES

شعبان 3 - 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.
For more information
More Details
Special Olympics Texas
Email: info@sotx.org
Phone: 800-876-5646
View More

University of Texas
Arlington, Texas
UNITED STATES

شعبان 3 - 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.
For more information
More Details
Special Olympics Arkansas
Phone: 501-771-0222
View More

Harding University
Searcy, Arkansas
UNITED STATES

شعبان 3, 1436
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.
For more information
More Details
Special Olympics Vermont
Phone: 802-863-5222
View More

Collins Perley Sports Center
890 Fairfax Road

St. Albans, Vermont
UNITED STATES

شعبان 7 - 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.
For more information
More Details
View More


Oshawa, Ontario
CANADA

شعبان 8 - 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.
For more information
More Details
Maria-Nelly Johnson
Email: mjohnson@specialolympicsdc.org
Phone: 202-408-2640
View More

Downtown DC to Arboretum (White): Between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM
Washington DC, District of Columbia
UNITED STATES

شعبان 10 - 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.
For more information
More Details
Aaron Mills
Email: aaron.mills@somi.org
Phone: (989) 774-4393
View More

Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

شعبان 10, 1436
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.
For more information
Andrea Rachko
Email: rachk1am@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3911
View More

Capital Steps
Lansing, Michigan
UNITED STATES

شعبان 10 - 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!
For more information
More Details
Johna Thum
Email: jthum@sosd.org
Phone: 605-331-4117
View More

South Dakota State University Campus
Brookings, South Dakota
UNITED STATES

شعبان 11 - 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.
For more information
More Details
Special Olympics Hawaii
Phone: 808-943-8808
View More

University of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii
UNITED STATES

شعبان 11 - 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.
For more information
More Details
Chris Hopkins
Email: chris@specialolympicsri.org
Phone: (401) 349-4900
View More

University of Rhode Island
45 Upper College Road

Kingston, Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

شعبان 11 - 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.
For more information
More Details
Susan Shaffer
Email: shaffer@somo.org
Phone: 573-635-1660
View More


Springfield, Missouri
UNITED STATES

شعبان 11 - 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!
For more information
View More

University of New Mexico Track and Field Stadium
Albuquerque, New Mexico
UNITED STATES

شعبان 11 - 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.
For more information
More Details
View More

Various Venues
Fairfax, Vermont
UNITED STATES

شعبان 17 - 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.
For more information
More Details
View More

Penn State University
State College, Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES

شعبان 18 - 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.
For more information
More Details
Special Olympics Colorado
Email: beafan@SpecialOlympicsCO.org
Phone: 720-359-3100
View More

Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, Colorado
UNITED STATES

شعبان 18 - 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.
For more information
More Details
View More

Various Venues
Charleston, West Virginia
UNITED STATES

شعبان 18 - 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.
For more information
More Details
Special Olympics Alaska
Email: info@specialolympicsalaska.org
Phone: 1-907-222-7625
View More

Anchorage
Anchorage, Alaska
UNITED STATES

شعبان 18 - 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.
For more information
More Details
Matt Ruxton
Email: Matt.Ruxton@SpecialOlympicsMA.org
Phone: 508-485-0986 Ext. 22
View More

Boston University and Harvard Athletic Complex
Boston, Massachusetts
UNITED STATES

شعبان 18 - 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.
For more information
Schedule Details
Mike Czarnowsky
Email: mczarnowsky@somd.org
Phone: 410-242-1515
View More

Towson University
8000 York Ave

Towson, Maryland
UNITED STATES

شعبان 18 - 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.
For more information
More Details
Special Olympics Maine
Phone: 207-879-0489
View More

University of Maine
Orono, Maine
UNITED STATES

شعبان 18 - 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!
For more information
More Details
Tim Rehder
Email: rehdert@ksso.org
Phone: 913-236-9290 X 108
View More

Wichita State University
Wichita, Kansas
UNITED STATES

شعبان 18 - 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.
For more information
More Details
Harry Mong
Email: HarryM@sonv.org
Phone: 702-635-8237
View More

University of Nevada
1664 North Virginia St.

Reno, Nevada
UNITED STATES

شعبان 25 - 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!
For more information
More Details
Special Olympics New Jersey
Phone: 609-896-8000
View More

The College of New Jersey
Ewing, New Jersey
UNITED STATES

شعبان 25, 1436

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!
For more information
View More

University of Richmond and surrounding venues
Richmond , Virginia
UNITED STATES

شعبان 25 - 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!
For more information
More Details
David Shindley
Email: dshindley@soill.org
Phone: 309-888-2551
View More

ISU & IWU Campus
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
UNITED STATES

شعبان 27, 1436
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.
For more information
More Details
Maureen Barclift
Email: mbarclift@sosc.org
Phone: 562-502-1135
View More

Cal State Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, California
UNITED STATES

شعبان 27, 1436
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!
For more information
More Details
View More

Uncle Jim's Famous Jerky
14345 Ironwood Dr NW

Grand Rapids, Michigan
UNITED STATES


Do you have an event to add?

Tell us about it so we can publish the details to our calendar.

Register Your Event

Special Olympics Contact Information


Special Olympics North America
3712 Benson Drive, Suite 102
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
Office:  (919) 785-0699
Fax:  (919) 782-3311  
Email: Lynn Idaszak
Manager, Internal Communications & Operations 

Follow Us

ساعدنا في الوصول إلى بطل رياضي آخر

التبرع »

Our Supporters

AVSC RecordThe most successful benefit recording in musical history.Learn More »


Our Supporters

Annenberg FoundationSupports our goals for coaches’ excellence.Learn More »


Our Supporters

Bank of America

Proud partner of Special Olympics.

Learn More »


Our Supporters

Coca-ColaSpecial Olympics Founding Partner.Learn More »


Our Supporters

ESPNGlobal Presenting Sponsor of Unified Sports®.Learn More »


Our Supporters

EssilorOfficial global supplier of ophthalmic lenses.Learn More »


Our Supporters

Health One GlobalGlobal health data technology partner.Learn More »


Our Supporters

AIPSGlobal Impact Partner for Special Olympics.Learn More »


Our Supporters

Lions ClubSupports access to quality eye care.Learn More »


Our Supporters

MattelSupports Special Olympics Youth Programs.Learn More »


Our Supporters

Procter & GambleCelebrating over 30 years of partnership with Special Olympics.Learn More »


Our Supporters

SafewayRaises funds and awareness for people with disabilities.Learn More »


Our Supporters

SàfiloSupplies optical frames and sunglasses.Learn More »


Our Supporters

UNICEFProvides greater inclusion of children with disabilities.Learn More »


Our Supporters

MTM RecognitionSupplier of awards and medals for our athletes.Learn More »


Our Supporters

Perfect Sense DigitalSpecial Olympics' leading digital partner.Learn More »


Our Supporters

Y&RPowering our global youth marketing campaign.Learn more »


Special Olympics Blog

Jean Vanier, a prophet of humility and simplicity, wins!

Today, the Templeton Foundation gave its most prestigious award to my hero, Jean Vanier.  For Linda and our children and me, he has also been our retreat leader, our teacher of humility, our guide. 

read more »

Posted on 2015-03-11 by Tim

go to blog »


*

Special Olympics - Become a Fan