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Special Olympics Michigan Celebrates 50 Years of In-Person State Summer Games at Central Michigan University

Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) is excited to mark a historic milestone, celebrating 50 years of in-person State Summer Games on the campus of Central Michigan University (CMU), May 30 – June 1, 2024. More than 2,500 athletes from across the state will compete in 90 events, commemorating five decades of quality sports competition.

2024 State Summer Games Resources

May 30 - June 1, 2024
Central Michigan University - Mount Pleasant, Michigan

The 2024 State Summer Games presented by SpartanNash represents 50 years of in-person competition on the campus of Central Michigan University. Join us for the biggest Special Olympics Michigan event of the year in Mount Pleasant, Michigan!


Special Olympics Michigan Prepares to Celebrate Regional Spring Games: One Day, Multiple Locations Statewide

The spirit of inclusion is set to ignite as Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) proudly announces the arrival of the much-anticipated 2024 Regional Spring Games. Saturday, May 4, athletes will compete throughout greater Grand Rapids and Detroit in the sports of Bocce, Swimming, Volleyball and Track & Field.

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)