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State Poly Hockey and Unified Bowling Finals
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Water Warriors

A Special Olympics athlete wearing a hockey mask smiles

2020 State Finals: Cancelled

As Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) and its local programs across the state continue to navigate a gradual return to activities, the organization has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 State Poly Hockey and Unified Bowling Finals. The event, originally planned for November in the greater Lansing area, typically hosts more than 1,100 athletes, coaches and chaperones from nearly every county in Michigan.

Poly hockey and bowling fall within a high risk category due to the nature of their sports. With the safety of SOMI’s athletes, volunteers and spectators in mind, holding a large-scale, in-person event at this time is not feasible. While this decision is disappointing, SOMI is currently offering various smaller-scale, in-person training opportunities for its athletes in addition to various virtual, at-home training options.

Competition & Venues

Unified Bowling

Unified bowling pairs a Special Olympics Michigan athlete with an athlete who does not have an intellectual disability.


Royal Scot (4722 W. Grand River Ave., Lansing 48906)

2019 Unified Bowling Finals Results

2019 Unified Bowling Finals Photos

Poly Hockey

Poly Hockey is an adaptive sport similar to floor hockey. Athletes use plastic hockey sticks and pucks and play on a floor surface. The poly hockey competition will consist of both team play and an individual skills contest.


Holt High School - Main Campus & North Campus (5885 Holt Rd, Holt, MI 48842)

2019 Poly Hockey Finals Results

2019 Poly Hockey Finals Photos

Unified Bowling General Schedule (subject to change)

  • 8:00 a.m.: Registration for Doubles/Ramp bowlers only
  • 9:00 a.m.: Competition begins for Doubles/Ramp
  • 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Lunch in the Banquet Room
  • 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Awards for Doubles/Ramp competition
  • 12:00 p.m.: Registration for Teams (for those not entered in doubles competition)
  • 1:00 p.m.: Competition begins for Teams
  • 2:00-4:00 p.m.: Awards for Team Bowlers

Poly Hockey General Schedule (subject to change)

  • 8:30 a.m.-Ongoing: Arrival and Registration (High School Commons)
  • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Special Smiles (HS Commons, East End)
  • 9:30 a.m.: Coaches Meeting (HS Gym, Court 1)
  • 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.: Competition (HS and North Campus)
  • 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: Performance stations (HS Center Balcony Area)
  • 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.: Concessions (HS Commons & North Campus Coffee Shop)
  • 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Lunch (HS Commons, West End)
  • 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.: Souvenirs (HS Center Commons)
  • 3:00 p.m.: Skills registration (North Campus Cafeteria)
  • 4:00 p.m.: Skills competition (North Campus, Gym Court #6)
  • 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Awards (HS Commons, West End)
  • 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Dinner (HS Commons, West End)
  • 7:30 p.m.: Opening Ceremony (HS Auditorium)
  • 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.: Victory Dance (HS Commons, East End)

State Poly Hockey & Unified Bowling Partners

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