The State Summer Games 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.

Competition

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.

Athletes compete in State Summer Games after qualifying at local competitions throughout the year.

The State Summer Games is one of six annual statewide competitions for the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan. The Special Olympics Michigan programs are offered at no cost to the athletes or their families.

The State Summer Games is proudly presented by SpartanNash, the only Statewide Premier Medallion Partner of Special Olympics Michigan.

2018 Results

Click here to view competition results


Volunteer

Online volunteer registration is closed, but day-of volunteers are welcome. Please report to the volunteer check-in booth on the SAC lawn. The check-in booth opens at 7:30 AM.

Download the 2018 Summer Games Volunteer Guide

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. This is the same Special Olympics Michigan app that has been used for the 2017 State Summer Games and 2018 State Winter Games, so you may already have it on your device.

Once downloaded, adding State Summer Games info to the app is easy:

• Open the app

• Tap the "search" icon in the bottom-middle of the screen

• The 2018 State Summer Games will be listed on the screen under "Upcoming" events

• Tap on the red "+" to download the State Summer Games info to your app

• Once the info is downloaded, tap on the State Summer Games logo on your screen to access event info

You do not need a username or password to use the app. However, you can create one if you would like to use the in-app messaging feature or save documents and notes within the app or. To do so, tap on "my profile", then "login". Enter your email address and follow the on screen instructions to create an account.

State Summer Games General Schedule (Subject to Change)

Download the complete general schedule here

Thursday, May 30, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Nerve Center - SOMI Office

10:30 a.m.: Unified Sports Day Registration - Field Hockey Field

11:00 p.m.: Unified Sports Day Rally - Field Hockey Field

11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Unified Sports Day Bocce Tournament - Field Hockey Field

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Unified Sports Day Track Event - Bennett Outdoor Track

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Opening Eyes Vision Screening - IAC Turf Bay

1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Information/Volunteer Check-In Booth - SAC Lawn

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: SpartanNash Tailgate Party - Lot 64

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: VIP Reception - Courtyard by Marriott

6:15 p.m.: Parade and Opening Ceremony - Kelly/Shorts Stadium

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Kiwanis Carnival - Rose Ponds Area

Friday, May 31, 2019

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Nerve Center - SOMI Office

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Information/Volunteer Check-In Booth - SAC Lawn

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Competition - Sport Venues

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Opening Eyes - IAC Turf Bay

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Parent/Family Reception - SAC West Conference Room & Bennett Track

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Healthy Athlete Village - IAC Turf Bay

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Healthy Hearing - IAC Testing Center

9:00 a.m. - Noon & 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Special Events - Rose Ponds Area

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Young Athletes event - McGuirk Arena

12:45 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Competition - Sport Venues

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Parent/Family Reception - SAC West Conference Room & Bennett Track

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Celebrity Autographs - Event Center Atrium

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Rev It Up Ride Procession to Stadium - Kelly/Shorts Stadium

6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Rev It Up Ride Autographs - Kelly/Shorts Stadium

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Closing Ceremony and Victory Dance - Kelly/Shorts Stadium

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Open Bowling - SAC Lanes

9:30 p.m. - Midnight: Venue Volunteer Appreciation - Riverwood Golf Course

Saturday, June 1, 2019

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Nerve Center - SOMI Office

7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Information/Volunteer Check-In Booth - SAC Lawn

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Competition - Sport Venues

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Opening Eyes - IAC Turf Bay

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Young Athletes Healthy Athlete Opportunity - IAC Turf Bay

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Parent/Family Reception - SAC West Conference Room & Bennett Track

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Healthy Hearing - IAC Testing Center

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Healthy Athlete Village - IAC Turf Bay

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Young Athletes event - McGuirk Arena

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Competition - Sport Venues

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