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.


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.

2019 Results

Click here to view competition results


Online volunteer registration for the 2020 State Summer Games will open 60 days prior to the Games. Check back for more details.

On the day of your volunteer shift, please report to the volunteer check-in booth on the SAC lawn. The check-in booth opens at 7:30 AM.

Special Olympics Michigan App

iOS Download Link | Android Download Link

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 was used for the 2019 State Winter Games, so you may already have it on your device. If so, be sure to update your app to the latest version, which includes Summer Games info.

State Summer Games General Schedule (Subject to Change)

View all event and competition schedules here. Schedules through this link are automatically updated as changes are made and are identical to the schedules found inside the Special Olympics Michigan app.