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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!

Champions Together Breakfast

Champions Together Breakfast

Date: May 15, 2024
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Detroit Athletic Club | 241 Madison Ave., Detroit

Join us at the Detroit Athletic Club for our annual Breakfast program benefiting the 22,000+ Athletes of Special Olympics Michigan.

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Athletes Like Audrey

May 7, 2024
Location: JW Marriott 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 Global Messenger Program.

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Ties & Tennies Gala

October 11, 2023 (tentative)
Ford Field - Home of the Detroit Lions

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.

Photo of a law enforcement community run.

LETR Flame of Hope Week (Run Week)

September 7-14, 2023

Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) Run Week is an opportunity for law enforcement, corrections personnel, and community members to run shoulder to shoulder, raising money and awareness for Special Olympics Michigan athletes.

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Dare to Dream Golf Outing

September 23, 2024 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.

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