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To Orlando and beyond: Team Pontiac honored by City of Pontiac in 2022 USA Games performance

PONTIAC, MI – Pontiac’s Special Olympics Michigan basketball team was honored by City Council for their silver medal-winning performance at USA Games in Orlando earlier this summer. The City Council issued a resolution during a public meeting, honoring the success of Team Pontiac for their commitment to sport and perseverance.

Special Olympics Michigan Rings Closing Bell at Nasdaq ahead of International Soccer Tournament in Detroit

Special Olympics International announces Celebrity Ambassadors lending Support to the Special Olympics Unified Cup Detroit 2022

DETROIT, Michigan, USA, 14 July 2022 – The Special Olympics Unified Cup , presented by Toyota, is pleased to announce commitments from an extraordinary lineup of celebrities and athletes who agreed to lend their voices in support of the hundreds of Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners participating in the Unified Cup.

Celebrate summer with a drive-in movie

In its ongoing quest to support the community, Krapohl Ford & Lincoln will set up a 30-foot drive-in movie screen on their lot and entertain area families on Saturday, June 25, with Disney’s latest animated feature, “Encanto.” 

SHINE AS ONE: A Rewarding Week for Special Olympics Michigan Athletes at 2022 USA Summer Games

Team Michigan’s message on and off the field shined bright throughout the week, cheering on their competitors and one another. The delegation will travel home Sunday with 19 medals in tow, including 10 gold, 6 silver, and 3 bronze. 

Team Michigan Arrives in Orlando for 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

DETROIT, Mich. – Let the games begin! The Flame of Hope is officially lit in Orlando, Florida signifying the start of a full week of competition for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, hosted by Special Olympics North America (SONA).

Team Michigan Delegation Announced for 2022 Special Olympic USA Games in Orlando

STATEWIDE, Mich. – More than 50 Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) athletes, Unified Partners, coaches, and support staff have earned a place on Team Michigan for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games hosted in Orlando, Florida this June. 

Save the Date for State Summer Games!

This June, Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) is excited to celebrate one of the biggest events of the year - the 2022 State Summer Games - featuring in-person competition on the campus of Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. As the first major return since the 2019 State Summer Games, SOMI is excited to announce a large-scale event for our athletes and community members.

Take the Field at Ford Field for Special Olympics Athletes

Have you dreamed of your chance to take the turf at a professional sports stadium? Make that dream a reality all while contributing to the Inclusion Revolution.  Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) is pleased to announce the inaugural year for two unique fundraisers: Motor City Yoga and Motor City Blitz. The two separate events will happen on the same day, May 14, 2022, at the home of the Detroit Lions: Ford Field. All proceeds will benefit sports and health programming for athletes with intellectual disabilities in and around the Detroit area, allowing them to participate in regional and state competitions at no cost to them – all while spreading the message of unity across the state!

Commitment to Coaching: SOMI Volunteer Recognized Nationally  

“I was overwhelmed and a little in shock,” said Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) Coach, Allison Wonch, when she was awarded the Special Olympics North America (SONA) Outstanding Coach Award this month. “I am so thankful for the families and school community who continue to support Special Olympics for our athletes; giving them this great opportunity to thrive.”

Eat a Sub and Support SOMI Athletes!

 57 Michigan Jersey Mike’s Locations Will Donate 100% of Sales to Help Local Athletes Attend the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

Record Setting Polar Plunge Season!

This year, the Polar Plunge season raised $1,450,000 million for Special Olympics Michigan. Money raised allows athletes to compete in sports and health programming year-round at no cost. 

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