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State Summer Games presented by SpartanNash return to Mt. Pleasant May 29-31State Summer Games presented by SpartanNash return to Mt. Pleasant May 29-31

2,600 Special Olympics Michigan athletes along with 3,400 coaches, volunteers, chaperones, family members, volunteers and spectators will attend the largest SOMI state event of the year. » Full Story

CMU Greek Week Raises $30,000 for SOMICMU Greek Week Raises $30,000 for SOMI

Central Michigan University's Greek community dedicated a week of fundraising efforts toward Special Olympics Michigan this year, and exceeded expectations by raising more money than any previous year. » Full Story

Curtis Castle goes from athlete to coachCurtis Castle goes from athlete to coach

Following a tragic motorcycling accident, Area 12 lost Coach “Del” Kragt this February. With a coaching position sadly sitting open, athlete Curtis Castle rose to the occasion. » Full Story

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signs bills to remove R-Word from Michigan lawLt. Gov. Brian Calley signs bills to remove R-Word from Michigan law

Michigan has officially removed the term "retard(ed)" from state laws after Lt. Governor Brian Calley signed the bipartisan "R-Word" package of bills at Hill Auditorium in Lansing on Friday, March 28. » Full Story

One School Making a Big DifferenceOne School Making a Big Difference

JoBrighton Skills Center in Wyandotte is helping students with moderate cognitive impairments make a successful transition into the community and adult life. » Full Story

R-Word Bill Signing March 28 in LansingR-Word Bill Signing March 28 in Lansing

On Friday, March 28, Michigan will officially remove the term “retard(ed)” from state laws when Lt. Governor Brian Calley puts pen to paper on the “R-Word” package of bills at Hill Auditorium in Lansing. » Full Story

State Basketball Finals Return to Rockford March 21-22State Basketball Finals Return to Rockford March 21-22

The 2014 Special Olympics Michigan State Basketball Finals will take place Friday and Saturday March 21-22 at Rockford Public Schools. This two-day competition will bring 650 athletes, coaches and chaperones from all around Michigan to Rockford. There will also be more than 150 volunteers to provide support, encouragement and cheers! » Full Story