State Poly Hockey & Unified Bowling Finals
The State Poly Hockey Tournament is one of 6 state-level competitions annually for Special Olympics Michigan, but the state level is just a slice of the more than 440 annual local and regional competitions.
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.
Approximately 1,078 Athletes & 300 Coaches/ Chaperones will be in attendance.
November 22-23, 2014 (Poly Hockey) - Eastern High School & Fieldhouse, Lansing
November 22, 2014 (Unified Bowling) - Royal Scot Lanes, Lansing
UNIFIED BOWLING SCHEDULE
- 10:30 a.m. - Registration
- Noon - Bowling begins
- 12:30 p.m. - Pizza and drinks delivered to lanes
- 3:00 p.m. (approximately) - Competition ends
POLY HOCKEY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (tentative)
9:00 a.m. - Ongoing Arrival & Registration Fieldhouse
9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Special Smiles & TRAIN HS Upper Multi Purpose Room
9:30 a.m. Coaches Meeting Fieldhouse
10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Competition Begins Fieldhouse & HS Gym
10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Special Events HS Multi-Purpose Room
11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Lunch HS Cafeteria - 1st floor
12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Souvenirs Fieldhouse North End Entrance
4:45 - 6:45 p.m. Dinner HS Cafeteria - 1st floor
7:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies HS Gym - 2nd Floor
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Victory Dance HS Gym - 2nd Floor
8:00 a.m. Arrival & Registration Fieldhouse - North End Concessions
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Competition Fieldhouse & HS Gym
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Special Events HS Multi-Purpose Room
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Souvenirs Fieldhouse North End Entrance
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Box Lunch HS Cafeteria
Poly Hockey Volunteer Opportunities:
Scorekeeper (1/2 per court): Volunteers will work with officials in recording the scores for each game and for updating the score on the scoreboard. Volunteers will keep track of athlete numbers and goals scored and will turn in the final score at the end of each game to the registration table so that scores can be posted in a timely manner.
Timer (1 per court): The timer is responsible for keeping the official time during the game on the scoreboard and also for working with the officials during timeouts to keep track of the time.
PH Skills (5 per station): The individual skills contest is designed for lower functioning athletes who may not be ready to have meaningful involvement in team competition. Events in the skills competition include the shoot around the goal, pass, stick handling and shoot for accuracy. Volunteers will assist with scorekeeping, judging, timing and escorting the athletes between the events.
Special Events (5-10 per shift): Special events are events designed to provide fun, social interaction and a positive experience for our athletes when they are not competing. Special Events include: games, crafts and more and are a great way to interact with our athletes in a social setting.
Statewide Premier Gold Medal Sponsor:
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Presenting Sponsor for Healthy Athletes® Program: