State Poly Hockey & Unified Bowling Finals

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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



  • 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




  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.

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Statewide Premier Gold Medal Sponsor:

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Statewide Bronze Medal Sponsors:

    Sam's Club

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Presenting Sponsor for Healthy Athletes® Program:

Event Bronze Medal Sponsors:

Civitan InternationalGreater Lansing Sports Authority