Area 11

Counties » Kent, Barry

Sports » Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Athletics (Track and Field), Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Cross Country Skiing, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Poly Hockey, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Soccer, Softball, Speed Skating, Volleyball

Total Athletes » 1,104

On this page, you will find information about our area, a list of upcoming events and even news articles about what is happening. If you have any questions about Area 11, please email Scott Clark and Lisa Hickman. Volunteer information available by contacting:

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Area 11 Weekly Newsletter Updates

Area 11 sends out one update per week via email with the latest sports program sign-ups and information, current events, and save-the-dates. Please subscribe here if you would like to receive this e-newsletter.

For our monthly newsletter please see the "Related Documents" section at the bottom of the page.

New Online Calendar!


Want to know what's coming up in 2014? Check out our new Area 11 Google calendar! It's right here:

If you have anything to add, please call Ashley Diersch at the office (616) 583-1202.

YAP Logo  

We are still in need of a volunteer coordinator to oversee the YAP program for Area 11. Duties include handling email inquiries, working with interns and volunteers, and communicating with the three YAP program venues. Call Ashley Diersch at (616) 583-1202 for more information.

We also need volunteers to assist with the weekday school-based programs. We have programs at Ridgemoor Early Childhood on Tuesday mornings and afternoons and Campus Early Childhood on Wednesday morning and afternoons. Please let us know if you're available to assist our interns. Check out some fun photos of recent YAP sessions on our facebook page, too.

Knights of Columbus Golf Scramble

Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014

Time: 1:00 PM Shotgun start (CHECK-IN OPEN AT NOON)

WHERE: Arrowhead Golf Course, 2170 Alden Nash NE, Lowell, MI 49331

Price: $50 per golfer

Dinner Only Price: $5 per person


Medaling Monkey 5k Walk/Run

  • What: 5k Walk/Run for Special Olympics Michigan - Kent and Barry County
  • Where: John Ball Park (1300 W Fulton St.)
  • When: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
  • Registration: 5 pm
  • Race: 6:30 pm
  • Awards: Immediately after
  • Registration Fees: $25


  • For more information contact:

Ashley Diersch
Marketing and Development Director, SW
(616) 583-1202

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Meet Our Area Directors


Since November 1, 2012, Scott Clark and his wife Lisa Hickman have been the fearless leaders of Area 11.  Scott and Lisa coached the Robins Skills basketball and softball teams for six years before taking on this new volunteer role. They bring enthusiasm, knowledge and passion to the position, and we are very lucky to have them!

Thank You, Nexus Academy

Our thanks to Nexus Academy for their support of Area 11 Special Olympics as a Silver Medal sponsor!

Nexus Academy is a tuition free college preparatory high school with locations Grand Rapids, Lansing, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo. Nexus Academy provides students with a unique blend of online and classroom learning with personalized learning plans and a challenging curriculum featuring Advanced Placement and Honors level courses in Mathematics, Science, Language Arts, Humanities and Social Studies. Nexus Academy limits enrollments to 300 students in order to deliver a more personalized learning environment. Students develop strong organizational skills, communication skills, leadership skills-the exact skills that are critical for success in college and beyond! Call 888-533-6360 to learn more.

We are excited to have their support and partner with them this year.  To learn more about them, please visit their website at

Facts: Health Appraisals


  Special Olympics Michigan requires an "application for participation" on this official physical form to be completed by a medical professional and signed by a parent/guardian before an athlete may begin training for any sport.

  The Application for Participation, sometime called a "health appraisal," is valid for 3 years after the physician signature date.

  Please help us be prepared for a medical situation by fully completing sections A, B, C, and D.

  Return the form via email to, by fax (616) 583-1635, or mail to SOMI Area 11, 1239  76th ST SW, Suite E, Byron Center, MI 49315.

Related Documents

  • Director » Scott Clark and Lisa Hickman
  • 616-583-1202
  • 1239 76th Street SW, Suite E Byron Center, MI 49315