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Area 16 Information

50505 Meadow Oak Trail
Mattawan, MI 49071
United States

849 Participants

14 Sports Offered

Area 16 Sports

Welcome to the Area 16 web page for Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties. You can reach us by phone at (269) 491-0000. If for some reason your questions about Special Olympics in Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties can't be answered by calling this number, please email the Area Director, Chris Maynard.

AJ Maynard receives the 2019 Timothy Krause Bunbury award.

2019 Timothy Krause Bunbury Award

Area 16 athlete AJ Maynard was named the recipient of the 2019 Timothy Krause Bunbury Award at the 2019 State Winter Games. AJ received an award and a prestigious Wertz Warriors jacket. 

The Timothy Krause Bunbury Award is presented annually during the State Winter Games in memory of Timothy Krause Bunbury. Timothy was an avid skier who passed away at a young age, and his family felt that an award in Timothy’s honor should recognize a SOMI athlete who enjoyed and excelled in skiing.

Area 16 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 Unified Champion Schools bring together students with and without intellectual disabilities through education, sports and youth leadership to provide them with the knowledge, attitudes and skill necessary to create and sustain school communities that promote acceptance, respect and human dignity.

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.

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