Special Olympics Michigan's
State Summer Games brought more than 2,800 athletes and 3,400 coaches, volunteers, chaperones, family members and spectators to Central Michigan University's campus — the most since 2005. Competitions included aquatics, athletics, bocce, bowling, gymnastics, horseshoes, powerlifting, weightlifting, volleyball, developmental athletics and motor activities training.
The event, which has been hosted on campus for more than 40 years, also engages hundreds of CMU faculty, staff, students, student-athletes and alumni as volunteers.
Learn more about the impact of this event on the Special Olympics Michigan athletes and the CMU community.
Special Olympics State Summer Games Opening Ceremony
The Special Olympics Michigan Flame of Hope was ignited Thursday during the State Summer Games Opening Ceremony.
Athletes, coaches, family and friends compete and celebrate
Athletes gave it their all Friday in 10 types of competitions. After a week of hard work, everyone gathered in Kelly Shorts Stadium for the State Summer Games Closing Ceremony and an incredibly large dance party for athletes, coaches, friends, families and volunteers.