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2023 State Summer Games Resources

May 31 - June 2, 2023
Central Michigan University - Mount Pleasant, Michigan

The 2023 State Summer Games represents SOMI's largest event since 2019 - a return to form for our biggest competition and celebration of the year! However, this year, there will be several significant changes to our competition, as CMU is undergoing major construction of the outdoor facilities and athletics grounds. 


Meeting the Moment: Special Olympics Michigan’s NEW Podcast is Live!

Stories from and inspired by the Special Olympics inclusion movement across Michigan and beyond.

Special Olympics Michigan’s podcast is inspired by our Special Olympics athletes - the true game-changers who stand tall, push comfort zones, and inspire us when it counts - in the moment. Through our newest storytelling platform, we share stories about how Special Olympics game-changers met "their moment" and rose above, to make a more inclusive, just world. 

SOMI Capitol Day: Unified Sports Brings Lansing Lawmakers Together

The Capitol lawn in Lansing was alive with laughter and cheers this week, as Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) athletes, Unified partners, and supporters invited lawmakers to participate in a sports exhibition following a morning of budget negotiations inside the state house. 

While the mood was light as dozens of legislators learned the skill behind the sports of bocce, soccer, and badminton, the message behind the games was powerful. 

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