Skip to main content

News

Sports Paused Through April 25, Summer Games Delayed

Following guidance from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the State of Michigan, Special Olympics Michigan is enacting a two-week pause of all in-person sports effective through Sunday, April 25. The 2021 State Summer Games is also delayed from its previously-proposed date of Friday, June 4.

Volunteers Needed All Across Michigan

As Special Olympics Michigan gears-up to return to action, local programs near you are in need of volunteers. From helping at practices to coaching, being a chaperone and other positions, there's a great need all across the state.

Watch the 2021 Winter Games Celebration

Re-live the excitement of the 2021 Special Olympics Michigan Winter Games Celebration presented by Wertz Warriors. This 11-minute video features highlights from two regional Winter Games events in Grand Rapids and Detroit, participant-submitted videos from the Virtual Winter Games, and interviews with Wertz Warriors members.

Virtual Winter Games Underway

The first-ever Special Olympics Michigan Virtual Winter Games presented by Wertz Warriors is open now! Submit your results by February 24, then join us for an online celebration on February 26.

Renne Wyman Named Golisano Health Leadership Award Honoree

Sparta High School teacher Renne Wyman has been selected as Special Olympics Michigan's 2020-2021 Golisano Health Leadership Award Honoree for her dedication to improving the health of people with intellectual disabilities and advancing the health work of Special Olympics.

Tim Hileman Appointed to Protect Michigan Commission by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Special Olympics Michigan President and CEO Tim Hileman is among the group of new members appointed to the bipartisan Protect Michigan Commission by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The commission will help raise awareness of the safety and effectiveness of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, while also helping to protect the health and safety of all Michigan residents.

State YAC members and U.S. Youth Ambassadors

State YAC members and U.S. Youth Ambassadors, Max and Sam, in the Unified Talks video. They will discuss the importance of practicing healthy habits for better physical and mental wellbeing. You're not just striving, you're thriving.

2020 SOMI Car Raffle Winners Drawn

Find out which three lucky winners were drawn for the 2020 SOMI Car Raffle!

Host a Third Party Fundraiser

Fundraising on behalf of Special Olympics Michigan is a fun way for you to raise money and share SOMI with others! Learn more about how you can host a third party fundraiser!

Donor Advised Funds

You can establish a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) with a sponsoring organization and utilize the fund to support Special Olympics Michigan. Learn more about how Donor Advised Funds work.

401(k) and IRAs

Maximize value by avoiding income and real estate taxes. If you are 70 1/2 or older and have excess IRA assets, ask how you can give up to $100,000 to charity, free from income tax through an IRA Charitable Rollover.

Stocks, Bonds & Mutual Funds

Receive a deduction for the full fair market value and avoid paying tax on your capital gain. This giving option can provide greater tax benefit than a cash gift of the same amount.

Subscribe to Special Olympics Michigan News