More than 1,100 athletes from 50 counties across the state will compete in the Special Olympics Michigan Poly Hockey and Unified Bowling State Finals in Holt and Lansing from November 23-24.
The Poly Hockey Finals will take place at Holt High School’s main and north campus locations (5885 Holt Rd.) in Holt. The Unified Bowling Finals, which features athletes with and without intellectual disabilities competing together on the same teams, will be held at Royal Scot (4722 W. Grand River Ave.) in Lansing.
The event is proudly sponsored by the Water Warriors, a group of dedicated volunteers and personal watercraft enthusiasts who work year-round to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Michigan.
The Poly Hockey and Unified Bowling State Finals is one of six state-level competitions held annually for Special Olympics Michigan, with more than 700 additional competitions being offered at the local and regional levels each year.
Poly Hockey is an adaptive sport similar to floor hockey. Athletes use plastic hockey sticks and pucks and play on a gym floor surface. The State Poly Hockey Finals will consist of both team play and individual skills competition. Unified Bowling brings together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities on the same teams.
The State Poly Hockey and Unified Bowling Finals also feature components of the Healthy Athletes® program. On Saturday at Holt High Schools main campus, athletes will have the opportunity to receive free dental screenings, oral health information and instructions on proper brushing and flossing through the Special Smiles® program.
For a more info, including a general schedule and tournament brackets, visit the Poly Hockey and Unified Bowling Finals event page.