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Fundraising Events

Special Olympics Michigan would not be able to provide its programming free of charge without the support of donors and fundraisers. Join us for any of our major statewide fundraisers throughout the year!

Attendees sitting at tables during the Breakfast of Champions

Champions Together: Breakfast & Networking Event

July 31, 2020 at the Detroit Athletic Club

The Champions Together: Breakfast & Networking Event is an inspiring morning with the athletes and friends of Special Olympics Michigan. Here you will learn more about the many amazing programs Special Olympics Michigan offers and how your contribution can change lives and change society's perceptions of children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Athletes Like Audrey Luncheon committee group photo.

Athletes Like Audrey Luncheon

August 24, 2020 in Grand Rapids

Each year, more than 500 athletes and their families from across the state travel to Grand Rapids to compete in the State Basketball Finals. Join the Secchia, Jandernoa, Korte, and Custer families at the Athletes Like Audrey Luncheon where all proceeds will help to build a sustaining fund for the State Basketball Finals to ensure that athletes of all abilities can continue competing for generations to come.

Competitors take part in a Row-4-Dough event


Various dates and locations throughout the year

Teams of 10 pull on a row machine the distance of a marathon (26.2 miles) in the shortest amount of time. Think you have what it takes? Grab some friends, get pumped and register today!

Photo of a law enforcement community run.

LETR Run Week

September 11-18 - being held virtually in 2020

Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Run Week is going virtual in 2020! Through this Virtual Run Week we are going to keep the Flame of Hope for our athletes alive by running, jogging or walking in your local community and help to raise funds and awareness for those who have experienced social isolation throughout their lives. While this isn't the traditional Run Week this year we want to keep the tradition going.

A Special Olympics Michigan golfer prepares to putt

Dare to Dream Golf Outing

September 21, 2020 at Railside Golf Club in Byron Center

The Dare to Dream West Michigan Charitable Golf Outing gives you the opportunity to golf with Special Olympics athletes and learn about the powerful programs that Special Olympics Michigan offers within our West Michigan communities.

People dancing at the Ties and Tennies Gala

Ties & Tennies Gala

November 6, 2020 at Ford Field in Detroit

The Ties and Tennies Gala is the organization's signature event held in southeast Michigan which has the largest athlete population served in all of Michigan.

Plungers react to hitting the icy water at a Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge

January-March in various locations

Each year, the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge series challenges thousands of brave jumpers at numerous locations around the state. It's a great way for everyone - individuals, organizations and businesses - to get involved in supporting Special Olympics Michigan. All funds raised go towards year-round sports training and athletic competition for more SOMI participants.

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