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Polar Plunge Season Returns!

(STATEWIDE, Mich.) – Each day the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) push themselves outside of their comfort zone, breaking down barriers in an effort to create a unified world. You’re invited to join them as they pave the way in the Inclusion Revolution by taking the Polar Plunge!

2022 Winter Sports Update

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Special Olympics Michigan's top priority has been the health and safety of our athletes and community members. As we continue navigating this unprecedented time together, we know this chapter for our community has been difficult, leaving many of our Special Olympics community feeling isolated and alone.

Record turnout at Special Olympics Michigan Ties and Tennies Gala

(DETROIT, Mich.) – It was a record-breaking evening at Ford Field for the return of the in-person Ties and Tennies Gala for Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI). The November 5th event, presented by Real Estate One Charitable Foundation (REOCF) raised more than $255,000 dollars, making 2021 the most profitable year for the annual fundraiser. Guests were able to attend the event in-person or participate from home virtually.

Epic ending earns Holland Christian Unified Soccer team a slot at USA Games in Orlando

Team surprised by Special Olympics Michigan and Ally Financial after high-stakes shootout at soccer competition

(HOLLAND, Mich.) – It was a shoot-out showstopper that secured a dozen athletes from the Unified Holland Cristian soccer team a spot at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, Florida.

Dare to Dream sets new record in fundraising!

September 22, 2021 - Byron Center, MICH. - On Monday, more than 120 golfers made dreams come true for the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan at the fourth-annual Dare to Dream golf outing at the Railside Golf Club, 

Preparing for 2021 Fall Games!

Nearly 500 athletes will compete in soccer, softball and golf in the statewide Fall Games tournament presented by Real Estate One Charitable Foundation

2021 State Summer Games concludes for Special Olympics Michigan athletes

STATEWIDE – After weeks of training and anticipation, Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) marked their return to competition this weekend with the State Summer Games presented by SpartanNash.

Special Olympics Michigan Announces Multi-Million Building Tomorrow’s Champions Campaign

Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) announced the Building Tomorrow’s Champions campaign, a multi-million-dollar fundraising effort to renovate and transform the former South Christian High School into the world’s largest Special Olympics facility.

2021 State Summer Games Announced!

The 2021 State Summer Games presented by SpartanNash will return for an in-person and virtual competition hybrid event!

Virtual Summer Games announced!

Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) is excited to announce that the second annual Virtual Summer Games, running now through July 16!  

SpartanNash retail scan program underway through May 16

Between May 5-16, the SpartanNash Foundation will launch its fundraising campaign to support Special Olympics athletes here in Michigan, and seven other states.

In-person sports resume Monday, May 3

Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) is lifting its pause of all in-person sports effective Monday, May 3.

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