Special Olympics Michigan previously announced that all in-person activities were postponed through Friday, July 31. That postponement is being extended until local/area programs complete the necessary steps outlined in SOMI's Return to Practice Guidelines. The return to play process will be on a per-Area basis, pending approval by the SOMI state office. Official statements regarding return to practice/play and the status of the State Fall Games can be found below.
Return to Practice/Play Statement
Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) has designed a return to practice/play plan based around the safety of all of our athletes and volunteers. Step 1 of the plan is based on education, where coaches and volunteers will receive training focused on a return to practice/play. Once an area/program has completed Step 1, it will request approval from the SOMI state office to move into Step 2, which allows for a phased-in return to sport activities as outlined in the return to practice/play plan. Until the area/program has completed Step 1 and received approval from the Special Olympics Michigan state office to move Step 2, all in-person sport activities will remain postponed for that area/program.
State Fall Games Statement
The State Fall Games and State Fall Classic will not be held as planned. Instead, these events will move to a virtual concept where results and scores will be submitted online with actual competition taking place at the local level as per return to practice/play guidelines.