Skip to main content

Area 11 Information

160 68th Street Southwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
United States

1,194 Participants

25 Sports Offered

Area 11 Contacts

Area 11 Sports

Welcome to the Area 11 web page for Kent and Barry Counties. You can reach us by phone at (616) 446-8851. If for some reason your questions about Special Olympics in Area 11 can't be answered by calling this number, please email Area Director Scott Jousma.

Return to Play

All of the information regarding the return to play/return to activities, can be found by clicking the link below.

Return to Play Information


Director's Corner

This section will contain updates from Area 11 Director Scott Jousma.


Area 11 Newsletter

Stay up to date on all the latest happenings in Area 11 through our electronic newsletter. To sign up, email

View the latest Area 11 newsletter by clicking the link below.

View the Area 11 Newsletter

Tax deductible donations for Area 11 can also be made payable to:

Special Olympics Michigan Area 11
160 68th Street Southwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Area 11 Programs

SO College connects college students and individuals with intellectual disabilities through sport to build friendships and help lead the social justice movement of Special Olympics. Created by college students for college students, the network seeks the membership of campuses that seek the common goals of enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and building a more accepting world for all.

Special Olympics Michigan Unified Champion Schools is an education and sports-based strategy powered by an engaged student community that breaks down the barriers that separate students with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools bring together students with and without intellectual disabilities through education, sports and youth leadership to provide them with the knowledge, attitude and skills necessary to create and sustain school communities that promote acceptance, respect, inclusion and human dignity. We can help you do this virtually.

Special Olympics Young Athletes™ is a sport and play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities, ages 2 to 7 years old. Young Athletes introduces basic sport skills, like running, kicking and throwing. Children learn how to play with others and develop important skills for learning. Young Athletes™ is a fun way for children to get fit. It is a good way of teaching children healthy habits while they are young. Parents say their children in Young Athletes also develop better social skills.

Area 11 Events

Event Type