2014 Schedule of Events

  • March 22: SOMS State Basketball Tournament, Madison
  • May 9 - 11: SOMS State Summer Games, Keesler AFB/Biloxi/Ocean Springs
  • June 14 - 22: USA SO National Summer Games in Princeton, NJ
  • July 9 -13: SO SE Regional Sailing Regatta in Biloxi (note date change from August)
  • August 14: Hit a Home Run for Special Olympics, Presented by Watson Quality Ford, Pearl
  • September 20: Ingalls 5K on the Causeway, Pascagoula
  • September 27: EKS Day (Eunice Kennedy Shriver)
  • October 10 - 12: SOMS State Fall Games, Camp Shelby Training Site, Hattiesburg
  • November 15: Lucky 7 Fun Run, Flowood to Ridgeland
  • November 19: Unified Egg Bowl, Mississippi State Campus
  • November 22: SOMS State Equestrian Competition, Coffeeville
  • December 4: Countdown to Victory, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, Jackson


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 Special Olympics Mississippi will host its annual gala, Countdown to Victory, on December 4 at 6 p.m. at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson, featuring a chance to win $5,000 and much more.

Hosted by honorary chair Patrick House, winner of The Bigger Loser, the Countdown to Victory will be a fun-filled event that includes a $5,000 drawdown, live and silent auctions, dinner, beverages, live music and awards for our athletes and volunteers! Purchase your tickets online now.


On November 19th, students, alumni and fans of Mississippi State and Ole Miss can make history by supporting the first-ever Special Olympics Unified Egg Bowl and help start Special Olympics programs at their schools. Visit UnifiedEggBowl.org to join the cause!


Feeling lucky? Run for a great cause — Special Olympics Mississippi. Find out more and register now.


Register now for the Ingalls 5K on the Causeway and run for Special Olympics on Saturday, September 20 in Pascagoula!  

Hit a Home Run for Special Olympics Mississippi! The Media Giants will meet Gov. Phil Bryant’s Phillies at the 2014 Hit a Home Run for Special Olympics Presented by Watson Quality Ford, which returns to Trustmark Park in Pearl on August 14. The charity matchup is part of a doubleheader that concludes with the Mississippi Braves facing the Montgomery Biscuits at 7 p.m. that evening.

Damian Ford, Erin Showah, Kyle Dutiel, Stuart Brabham, Luke Robinson, Gov. Phil Bryant, Jason Smith, Ben Rogers, Chris Walters, Todd Carter; Robert Watson, Owner of Watson Quality Ford; and Tony Bahou, President and CEO of Special Olympics Mississippi.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Watson Quality FordMagnolia HealthTrustmark, Atmos EnergyAdCamp, Inc. and Hopper Properties! In addition, Mandy & Paul Rogers are sponsoring the event in memory of their son, Nate Rogers, and in honor of their son, Ben Rogers, who will play in the game.

Additional sponsor opportunities are available.  Click here for more information.

July 10-13th, Biloxi Yacht Club
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Children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics develop improved fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence and a more positive self-image. They grow mentally, socially and spiritually and, through their activities, exhibit boundless courage and enthusiasm, enjoy the rewards of friendship and ultimately discover not only new abilities and talents but “their voices” as well.