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State Summer Games
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A Special Olympics Michigan swimmer competes at the State Summer Games.


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. 

The State Summer Games presented by SpartanNash is the largest Special Olympics Michigan event with 2,900 SOMI athletes along with an additional 3,400 coaches, volunteers, chaperones, family members and spectators attending each year.

Ten types of competition are offered at the State Summer Games each year, including athletics, bocce, bowling, gymnastics, horseshoes, power lifting, swimming, weightlifting, volleyball, developmental athletics and motor activities training program.

Special Olympics Michigan App

The Special Olympic Michigan app is available for download for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The app includes interactive schedules, maps, venue information, competition results, videos, social media feeds and more! Should any schedule changes happen during the Games, the app will be updated automatically to reflect these changes.

10:30 a.m. - Unified Sports Day Registration begins - SAC 
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Unified Sports Day Rally - SAC
11:15 a.m. - Unified Sports Day Bocce begins - Multi-purpose Stadium
11:30 a.m. - Unified Sports Day Track begins - Bennett Track
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Delegation arrivals / Info/volunteer check in booth - Residence halls
1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Nerve Center - SAC Alumni Room
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Open eyes vision screening - IAC Turf Bay
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Powerlifting Weigh-in begins - SAC MAC II
2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Souvenirs - Kelly/Shorts Will Call Booth
3:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. - Delegation dinner - Residence halls
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - VIP Reception
6:15 p.m. - Parade and opening ceremony - Kelly/Shorts Stadium
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Kiwanis Carnival - Lot 62

State Summer Games Partners


State Summer Games Presenting Partner

Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel

State Summer Games Gold Medal Partner

Central Michigan University

State Summer Games Bronze Medal Partner


State Summer Games Bronze Medal Partner


State Summer Games Bronze Medal Partner

Inspired Concepts

State Summer Games Bronze Medal Partner

LeBelle Management

State Summer Games Bronze Medal Partner

State Summer Games Team Partners

DTE Foundation

Kepler Family Foundation

Olivieri Homes


State Summer Games Athlete Partners

Isabella Bank

Knights of Pythias

Weichert Realtors Broadway Realty


State Summer Games Special Smiles Partner



State Summer Games Sport Partners

Baymont by Wyndham

Leprino Foods

Mt. Pleasant Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort