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Revealing the champion in all of us

Polar Plunge Season Returns!

(STATEWIDE, Mich.) – Each day the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) push themselves outside of their comfort zone, breaking down barriers in an effort to create a unified world. You’re invited to join them as they pave the way in the Inclusion Revolution by taking the Polar Plunge!

2022 Winter Sports Update

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Special Olympics Michigan's top priority has been the health and safety of our athletes and community members. As we continue navigating this unprecedented time together, we know this chapter for our community has been difficult, leaving many of our Special Olympics community feeling isolated and alone.

Return to Play Information

Get all the information and resources you need regarding Special Olympics Michigan's return to play/practice process.

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