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Coronavirus Updates & Information

Get the latest updates and information on how the coronavirus is impacting Special Olympics Michigan events and activities.

State Summer Games Postponed

Due to concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus, Special Olympics Michigan has made the decision to extend its postponement of in-person events through May 31. This postponement includes the 2020 State Summer Games, originally scheduled for May 28-30 at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant.

Eric Lemmon: Cancer survivor, marathon runner

Eric Lemmon’s first cross-country skiing practice in 2018 didn’t go as planned. Halfway through his first race, he collapsed. Eric wasn’t sure what had happened, but he knew something wasn’t quite right.

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