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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!

Photo of a law enforcement community run.

LETR Run Week

September in various cities

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. More than 30 runs take place across Michigan each September.

A Special Olympics Michigan golfer prepares to putt

Dare to Dream Golf Outing

September 23, 2019 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

October 18, 2019 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.

Attendees sitting at tables during the Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

May in Detroit

The Breakfast of Champions 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

June 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

Row-4-Dough

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!

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