Area 36 serves 329 athletes in Marquette, Alger, Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw Counties. Get in touch with us with the information below.
Fundraiser & Donation Information
Fundraising is an integral part of Area 36 Special Olympics. Money raised is used to pay for expenses in relation to practices, registration fees, transportation, lodging, food, equipment, and tournament opportunities for our athletes.
All fundraising proceeds and donations dedicated to Area 36, stays in Area 36 and supports our program expenses.
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to Area 36, please make payment payable to Area 36 Special Olympics and mail to Special Olympics Michigan Area 36, N5405 S Ferguson Rd, Skandia, MI 49885.
Getting Involved with Area 36
Area 36 provides year-round sports training to over 165 athletes with intellectual disabilities. Area 36 helps athletes to improve their fitness, learn new sport skills, and experience the joy of winning through competition and training. Along with sports training, we provide athletes the opportunity to meet new people, make friends, travel, and enjoy social events with other Special Olympic athletes and volunteers. Through Special Olympic athletes will gain self-esteem and discipline, which generally carries over into school, home, and workplace.
Area 36 would not be what it is without its exceptional family support. Families play an integral role in the success of the overall Special Olympic organization. Family members make it possible for the athlete to be a part of Special Olympics by encouraging them in their training efforts and sharing their achievements.
In addition, Area 36 would not move forward without all the help and support of our wonderful volunteers. The smile on an athlete's face; the fact that an athlete got the ball in the net; a new friend that an athlete made; the surge of confidence that the athlete feels at the finish line; these athletic achievements are possible because of every person that volunteers along the way and gives something from his or her gifts to support the athlete's goals. During all of our local events volunteers are needed to fulfill many roles from scorekeeper, referee, set-up/clean-up crew, to food servers.
If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering in any capacity with Area 36, please contact Area Director Pamela Bahrman at firstname.lastname@example.org or by registering as volunteer online at the link under Area 36 Resources.