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State Competitions

Special Olympics Michigan holds more than 700 local and regional competitions each year in addition to seven state-level competitions and four district basketball tournaments. Information on local and regional competitions can be found on the events calendar. State-level competition information can be found below.

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State Fall Sports

Dates TBD

The State Fall Classic and State Fall Games have been postponed for 2020. We are currently working on a plan to conduct fall sports in a combination of in-person and virtual settings. Check back soon for more details.

A Special Olympics Michigan athlete flexes his muscles.

State Poly Hockey & Unified Bowling Finals

November TBD in location TBD

More than 1,100 athletes, coaches and chaperones from 49 counties take part in the Poly Hockey & Unified Bowling Finals each year.

A Special Olympics Michigan figure skater reaches to the sky while the crowd cheers

State Winter Games

January 26-29, 2021 in the greater Grand Traverse region

Approximately 900 Special Olympics Michigan athletes to showcase their skills in alpine skiing, cross country skiing, figure skating, snowboarding, snowshoeing and speed skating. Events take place in the greater Grand Traverse area.

A Special Olympics Michigan athlete tries to take a shot over top two defenders

District Basketball

March 7, 2020 at various locations

Approximately 1,800 athletes and 350 coaches/chaperones participate in the district basketball tournament each year. The district basketball tournament is the qualifying tournament for the State Basketball Finals.

A Special Olympics Michigan basketball player looks to drive to the basket

State Basketball Finals: Cancelled

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 scheduled for March 20-21, 2020 at Calvin University in Grand Rapids

Two female athletes run to the finish line on the track.

State Summer Games: Postponed

Postponed until 2021

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 (SOMI) has made the decision to postpone the State Summer Games until 2021.

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Virtual Summer Games

July 19-25 Online

Special Olympics Michigan’s Virtual Summer Games is a week-long, first-of-its-kind event giving thousands of athletes across the state a new way to train and compete amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2020 Virtual Summer Games will give hope, joy, and an opportunity for our state to celebrate the athletes they love and join together in support of a vision for an inclusive Michigan.