More than 1,100 athletes, coaches and chaperones from 49 counties take part in the Poly Hockey & Unified Bowling Finals each year.
Poly Hockey at Eastern High School and Fieldhouse in Lansing: 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.
Unified Bowling at Royal Scot in Lansing: Unified bowling pairs a Special Olympics Michigan athlete with an athlete who does not have an intellectual disability.
Volunteer to be a part of the Poly Hockey & Unified Bowling Finals:
ONLINE VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. HOWEVER, WALK-ON VOLUNTEERS ARE WELCOME EACH DAY. PLEASE ARRIVE BY 8 AM IF YOU WISH TO VOLUNTEER.
Scorekeeper (1-2 per court): Volunteers will work with officials in recording the scores for each game and for updating the score on the scoreboard. Volunteers will keep track of athlete numbers and goals scored and will turn in the final score at the end of each game to the registration table so that scores can be posted in a timely manner.
Timer (1 per court): The timer is responsible for keeping the official time during the game on the scoreboard and also for working with the officials during timeouts to keep track of the time.
Skills (5 per station): The individual skills contest is designed for lower functioning athletes who may not be ready to have meaningful involvement in team competition. Events in the skills competition include the shoot around the goal, pass, stick handling and shoot for accuracy. Volunteers will assist with scorekeeping, judging, timing and escorting the athletes between the events.
Special Events (5-10 per shift): Special events are events designed to provide fun, social interaction and a positive experience for our athletes when they are not competing. Special Events include: games, crafts and more and are a great way to interact with our athletes in a social setting.
Unified Bowling Schedule (Subject to Change)
Saturday, November 17 at Royal Scot (4722 W. Grand River Ave.)
8:00 a.m.: Registration
9:00 a.m.: Competition begins
11:00 a.m.: Lunch
3:00 p.m.: Bowling competition ends
Poly Hockey Schedule (Subject to Change)
Saturday, November 17 at Eastern High School
9:00 a.m. - ongoing: Arrival and registration - Fieldhouse
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Special Smiles - H.S. (1st floor), across from cafeteria
9:15 a.m.: Coaches Meeting - H.S. gym, Court #1
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: STRIVE - H.S. multi-purpose gym (2nd Floor)
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Competition - Fieldhouse & H.S. gym
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Special Events - H.S. multi-purpose room
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch - H.S. cafeteria (1st floor)
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Souvenirs - Fieldhouse (North entrance)
4:30 p.m.: Skills Registration - Fieldhouse
4:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.: Dinner - H.S. cafeteria (1st floor)
5:00 p.m.: Skills Competition - H.S. gym, Court #1
7:00 p.m.: Opening Ceremony - H.S. gym (2nd floor)
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Victory Dance - H.S. gym (2nd floor)
Sunday, November 18 at Eastern High School
8:00 a.m.: Registration - Fieldhouse (North end concessions)
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Competition - Fieldhouse & H.S. gym
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Special Events - H.S. multi-purpose room
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Souvenirs - Fieldhouse (North entrance)
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Box Lunch - H.S. cafeteria (1st floor)