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Return to Play Information

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.

In-person events postponed through July 31, Virtual Summer Games still happening

Following guidance from Special Olympics International (SOI), Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) has made the decision to extend its postponement of in-person events through July 31, 2020 as it formulates a gradual return to activities plan.

Virtual Summer Games taking place July 19-25

The Virtual Summer Games presented by SpartanNash takes place July 19-25 with a 6-week at-home health and wellness training program beginning June 8. This event is open to anyone and everyone, whether you're a SOMI athlete, volunteer or fan. Be a part of this first-of-its-kind, home field advantage event!

Today, Tomorrow, Forever

While it's easy to feel alone, isolated and disconnected during these uncertain times, we want to assure you that when the time is right to be together again, we'll be ready: today, tomorrow, forever. Watch the brand new Special Olympics Michigan PSA and see how you can help support a more connected world.

Bottle Drive benefiting SOMI

Bottles piling up? The final Law Enforcement Torch Run bottle drive takes place June 10 at various cities across Michigan. Proceeds from the bottle drive benefit Special Olympics Michigan.

Events postponed through June 30, Virtual Summer Games planned for July

All in-person SOMI events have been postponed through June 30. A Virtual State Summer Games is being planned for the week of July 20 with more details to come on this event in the near future.

State Summer Games Postponed

Due to concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus, Special Olympics Michigan has made the decision to extend its postponement of in-person events through May 31. This postponement includes the 2020 State Summer Games, originally scheduled for May 28-30 at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant.

Eric Lemmon: Cancer survivor, marathon runner

Eric Lemmon’s first cross-country skiing practice in 2018 didn’t go as planned. Halfway through his first race, he collapsed. Eric wasn’t sure what had happened, but he knew something wasn’t quite right.

SOMI events postponed through May 15

Due to concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus, and from the Guidance of Special Olympics International (SOI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Special Olympics Michigan has made the decision to extend its postponement of in-person events through May 15, 2020.

This includes all sport, training and competition activities as well as all in-person fundraising events.

Coronavirus Updates & Information

Get the latest updates and information on how the coronavirus is impacting Special Olympics Michigan events and activities as well as links to resources to help you stay healthy and active while events are being postponed and social distancing is in effect.

Remaining Polar Plunges of season postponed

Due to concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus, Special Olympics Michigan has made the difficult decision to postpone its final three Polar Plunge events of the season that were scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 14 in Manistee, Marquette and Sault Ste. Marie.

While this news is incredibly disappointing for all of us, the health and safety of our participants, spectators, volunteers, staff, and partners remains our top priority. It is our hope that these Polar Plunges may be able to be rescheduled at a later date.

State Basketball Finals Cancelled, SOMI events suspended until March 31

Due to concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus, and from the Guidance of Special Olympics International, Special Olympics Michigan has made the difficult decision to cancel the State Basketball Finals and suspend all events through March 31, 2020.

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