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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.

Basketball teams earn district titles

District basketball tournaments played out in Caledonia, Mt. Pleasant, Northville and Saline on Saturday, March 7. To find out which teams captured District titles, visit the District Basketball Finals page.


Red Wings team with SOMI for Hockeytown Cares Night

Be a part of a fun night with the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, March 10 as they host the Carolina Hurricanes on Hockeytown Cares Night! Discounted tickets range from $29-$59/ticket with $5 from each ticket purchased going back to SOMI. Plus, if SOMI gets the largest group of attendees at the game, you can be part of a group pic with Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin!

BIGGBY Round Up Campaign runs Feb. 17-23

We're proud to partner with BIGGBY Coffee for a week-long round up campaign supporting inclusion. From February 17-23, visit any BIGGBY location in Michigan and choose to round up your order to support Special Olympics Michigan athletes.

In addition, BIGGBY is also promoting its Polar Bear Latte (white chocolate and hazelnut) during this time with proceeds benefiting SOMI.

Polar Plunges happening at record-setting pace

The 2020 Polar Plunge season is on pace to set new records in Michigan for most money raised and most total Plunge participants. And there's still time for you to be a part of this record-setting season!

State Winter Games returns to Grand Traverse region

Join the excitement as nearly 850 Special Olympics Michigan athletes from more than 60 counties across Michigan take part in the 2020 State Winter Games presented by Wertz Warriors February 5 through February 7 in the greater Grand Traverse region.

Handy Middle School receives National Banner recognition

Handy Middle School in Bay City has been recognized as a Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools National Banner program. Handy is one of approximately 350 schools in the U.S. to receive the honor this year.

Michigan Unified flag football teams take their place among Ford Field champions

Six Unified high school flag football teams competed at Ford Field on November 30 with teams comprised of Special Olympics Michigan athletes and high school students.

Poly Hockey and Unified Bowling State Finals return to Lansing area Nov. 23-24

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 with he Unified Bowling Finals, which features athletes with and without intellectual disabilities competing together on the same teams, being held at Royal Scot in Lansing.

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