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.

Michigan Contact Info

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East Campus Drive
Mt. Pleasant, MI,  48859

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+1 (989) 774-3911

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Sports Offered

Upcoming Events

  • окт
    29
    3rd Annual Heart of a Lion 5K Run/Walk
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    Вс окт 29, 2017
    08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Jackson
    MI
    USA

    3rd Annual Heart of a Lion 5K Run/Walk

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    Вс окт 29, 2017
    08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sunday October 29, 2017 9AM – 5K Run/Walk 10AM – SOMI Athletes/Kids Fun Run Ella Sharp Park 2800 Fourth St, Jackson, MI 49203


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    Ella Sharp Park
    2800 Fourth Street
    Jackson, MI
    USA
    City Park
  • ноя 03 - ноя 05
    November Leadership Conference
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    Пт ноя 3 - Вс ноя 05, 2017
     
    location
    Gaylord
    Michigan
    USA

    November Leadership Conference

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    Пт ноя 3 - Вс ноя 05, 2017
     

    The 2017 November Leadership Conference is set for November 3rd - 5th at Tree Tops Resort in beautiful Gaylord, Michigan! Friday 7 PM-9:30 PM, PAC Social & Celebration Saturday 9 AM-10 AM, Registration 9 AM-12 PM, Sport Specific Coaches Training 10 AM-4:45PM, Conference, Lunch and Sessions 1 PM-4 PM, Board Meeting 5 PM-6:30 PM, Social Hour 6:30 PM-8:30 PM, Hall of Fame Banquet 8:30 PM-10:30 PM, Celebration, dancing, music and games Sunday 7 AM-8 AM, Breakfast 8 AM-9 AM, Regional breakout sessions 9 AM-10 AM, Transition/empowering others to lead 10 AM-11 AM, Scavenger hunt


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    location
    Treetops Resort
    3962 Wilkinson Rd
    Gaylord, Michigan
    USA
  • ноя
    04
    Scrap-a-pa-looza
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    Сб ноя 04, 2017
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    location
    Ferndale
    Michigan
    USA

    Scrap-a-pa-looza

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    Сб ноя 04, 2017
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Join us for a 12 hour crop benefiting Special Olympics Michigan. Event cost $40 which is due Oct. 27th. Price includes lunch, dinner, snacks, and beverages. Mail payment to: Misty Morin, 429 Converse Ct, Lake Orion, MI 48362. ALL scrapbookers, card makers, and crafters welcome. There will be raffles and door prizes!!

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    F.O.P. Lodge 130
    2233 Burdette St.
    Ferndale, Michigan
    USA
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  • ноя
    05
    Medaling Monkey 5K Walk/Run
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    Вс ноя 05, 2017
    02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    location
    Grand Rapids
    Michigan
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    Medaling Monkey 5K Walk/Run

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    Вс ноя 05, 2017
    02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

    Join us for the Medaling Monkey 5K Walk.Run at Millennium Park in Grand Rapids on Sunday, November 5 at 2:30 PM. The Medaling Monkey hopes to promote fun, fitness and inclusion for all ages and abilities!


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    Millennium Park
    1415 Maynard Ave SW
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    USA
  • ноя 11 - ноя 12
    Poly Hockey and Unified Bowling Finals
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    Сб ноя 11 - Вс ноя 12, 2017
     
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    2 venues
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    Poly Hockey and Unified Bowling Finals

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    Сб ноя 11 - Вс ноя 12, 2017
     

    More than 1,200 athletes, coaches and chaperones from 46 counties take part in the Poly Hockey & Unified Bowling Finals each year. Poly Hockey at Eastern High School and Fieldhouse in Lansing: Poly Hockey is an adaptive sport similar to floor hockey. Athletes use plastic hockey sticks and pucks and play on a floor surface. The poly hockey competition will consist of both team play and an individual skills contest. Unified Bowling at Spare Time Entertainment Center in Lansing: Unified bowling pairs a Special Olympics Michigan athlete with an athlete who does not have an intellectual disability.


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    Spare Time Entertainment Center
    3101 E. Grand River Ave.
    Lansing, Michigan
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    Unified Bowling location. Competition is Saturday, November 11.
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    Eastern High School
    220 N Pennsylvania Ave
    Lansing, Michigan
    USA
    Poly Hockey location. Competition is Saturday and Sunday.
  • ноя
    18
    Oakland County Bowling Event
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    Сб ноя 18, 2017
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    Waterford
    MI
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    Oakland County Bowling Event

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    Сб ноя 18, 2017
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Join us in November for our annual Special Olympics bowling event! We will have over 100 athletes converge on the 300 Bowl in Waterford for a number of events including Singles,Doubles, Team Bowling, Ramp bowling and more! Don't miss out!

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    300 Bowl
    100 S. Cass Lake Road
    Waterford, MI
    USA
  • апр
    08
    2018 Oakland County Aquatics Event
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    Вс апр 08, 2018
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    location
    Waterford
    MI
    USA

    2018 Oakland County Aquatics Event

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    Вс апр 08, 2018
    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
  • мар 14 - мар 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    Чт мар 14 - Чт мар 21, 2019
     
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    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    Чт мар 14 - Чт мар 21, 2019
     

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


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    Opening Ceremony

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

Sports Seasons

  • сен 19 - ноя 28
    Mt. Pleasant Poly Hockey
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    Вт сен 19, 2017
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    Mt. Pleasant
    MI
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    Mt. Pleasant Poly Hockey

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    Вт сен 19, 2017

    Poly Hockey practice will be Tuesdays and Fridays 7-8pm

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    Venue(s)
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    Mary McGuire Elementary School
    4883 Crosslanes Street
    Mt. Pleasant, MI
    USA
    Practice is located in the Gym

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