Area 34

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Sports » Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Athletics (Track and Field), Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country Skiing, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Motor Activities Training Program (MATP), Poly Hockey, Powerlifting, Snowshoeing, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Bocce, Weightlifting, Rollerskating, Speed Skating, Snowboarding

Total Athletes » 533

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Upcoming Events

  • Swim Meet

Tuesday, April 29 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Mason High School
  • Area Track & Field Tournament

Friday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m. at Jefferson High School

Pre-registration required

Athletes will compete in running, events, bocce ball, softball throw and more!

  • ARC Basketball Game

Friday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Unified Basketball for Monroe will attend the 2014 USA Games

June 14-21 in New Jersey

Area 34 Unified Basketball Team

Area 34 Director

Welcome to the AREA 34 (Monroe County) website. You will find all necessary information on this page related to our Special Olympics program. If you should have any questions, concerns, or comments- please feel free to email us at


Athlete of the Month: Anna Krieger

An Enriching Activity in My Life
By: Anna Krieger

 Being involved in Special Olympics sports makes me a better person. I am a member of both the soccer and basketball Special Olympics sports teams. Special Olympics have taught me to work with a team.

At first I was afraid to try something new, I had to learn how to interact with my peers. Special Olympics helps me to improve my listening and following directions skills. I also get the chance to become a positive leader for my teammates. It is important for me to show good sportsmanship and work hard. Special Olympics has become something very important in my life, I am glad that I got involved.

NHS is also a team so the skills I am learning through Special Olympics are transferable to what I may be doing while participating in NHS. I've learned that it is important for people to work together. Special Olympics has taught me to be a good listener, something that I will also need to be a good NHS member.

I am excited with the possibility of becoming involved in NHS. By getting involved, it makes my time at high school fun. I enjoy trying new things and am willing to work hard to be a good representative for my school. Even though I am a special needs student, I understand the importance of working hard, doing my very best. By doing this it helps me to grow and mature and become the very best student and learner I can possibly be.



Below are all the forms available for our local parents! If you're interested in signing up your athlete for Special Olympics, please fill out the health appraisal form & the sports registration form (either hardcopy or electronic version). You will be notified about two weeks before the season begins to let you know details on location and time of practices. Practices are generally eight weeks long and free of charge. If you should have any questions, please contact us at 

Fundraising Information  

  • Kroger Community Awards

Monroe County Special Olympics is now a Community Reward partner with Kroger!! By linking up your Kroger Plus Card to our organization, we will receive a percentage of what you spend. It is SIMPLE to Sign-up!! Click here for the directions.
  • May Lottery Tickets

May lottery tickets are now on sale! To purchase a ticket, please email

Volunteer for Special Olympics!

It's easy to volunteer! Please fill out the attached forms, mail them to the specified person on the page, and we will contact you when a position comes open. All coaches and area management team members are volunteers within the community who desire to make a difference in the lives of those with intellectual disabilities. Attached is a volunteer interest form that outlines the sports, fundraisers, and events we offer in Monroe. Please choose the area that best fits your personality.

Monroe County Special Olympics relies on the dedicated support of volunteers who offer their time and talents in a number of ways, including coaching, chaperoning athletes at events, assisting with fundraising, and helping run local competitions.Special Olympics receives no funding from local, state, or federal government. No fees are charged to the athletes or their families for participation in the program.

Coaching Forms


Area 34 Newsletter


Click here for the 2012 Winter Newsletter           

Click here for the 2013 Spring Newsletter


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  • Director » Stacie Ourlian
  • (734) 625-4041
  • P.O. Box 1074 Monroe, MI 48161