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Revealing the champion in all of us

Athletes prepare for Special Olympics Michigan Poly Hockey & Unified Bowling Competition

Championship medals are being polished ahead of the Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) Poly Hockey and Unified Bowling finals next week. Nearly 500 athletes and Unified partners from across Michigan are expected to participate in the Lansing area events on Friday, Nov. 4.

2022 Award & Appreciation nomination forms released!

After a two-year hiatus, the SOMI Awards & Appreciation Dinner returns! Below you will find our nomination forms for awards that will be given on Friday, Dec. 2, 202 to highlight the amazing work of our athletes, volunteers, coaches & supporters this past year. See the categories and nominate those who have gone above and beyond.

Special Olympics Michigan Athlete’s Health Journey takes her to the White House 

Cornell was one of 500 attendees at the conference in our nation’s capital, hand-picked by Special Olympics International to represent an underserved population – those individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID).

What We Do

Special Olympics Michigan provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Athletes develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy while participating in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship among their families, Special Olympics athletes and the community. The athletes achieve their dreams with the support of caring volunteers, coaches, family members and staff. Donations from Michigan citizens and businesses provide funding for the program.

  • 23,807 Participants
  • 24 Sports
  • 2,954 Active Certified Coaches
  • 23,216 Volunteers

SOMI Programs

Special Olympics Michigan has a variety of programs that promote awareness, inclusion, unity, health, and more.

Special Olympics Health

SO College

Young Athletes™

Unified Champion Schools (UCS)

Our Partners