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Revealing the champion in all of us

Polar Plunge season begins January 25

Polar Plunge season is nearly upon us! This winter, there are 30 Polar Plunges scheduled all across Michigan - register for one near you today!

State Winter Games returns to Grand Traverse region

Join the excitement as nearly 850 Special Olympics Michigan athletes from more than 60 counties across Michigan take part in the 2020 State Winter Games presented by Wertz Warriors February 5 through February 7 in the greater Grand Traverse region.

Special Olympics Michigan transforming former school into world's largest Special Olympics facility

Special Olympics Michigan has purchased the former South Christian High School campus in Byron Township and will transform the former Grand Rapids area school into the Special Olympics Michigan Unified Sports & Inclusion Center. 

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.

  • 22,777 Participants
  • 24 Sports
  • 3,278 Active Certified Coaches
  • 32,867 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

Our Partners