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. We are currently working on rescheduling and modifying the State Summer Games with a tentative placeholder for the week of July 20, 2020. The Games will most likely be a modified one- or two-day event with the location and sports offered still to be determined.
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.