This year at Summer Games, we honor 30 years of commitment from Keesler Air Force Base to helping our athletes develop and reach their potential.
This May, Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi will host our annual statewide Summer Games competitions for the 30th year. Please check back for details on event times and locations.
Also: Support the men and women in blue who support our athletes! Find when the Law Enforcement Torch Run will be in your town, and show up to cheer them on!
Special Olympics Mississippi is kicking off its 2016 Summer Games season with a charity softball game that honors its athletes, volunteers and champions. The airmen and women of Keesler Air Force Base will face the police officers of the Law Enforcement Torch Run at the first “Boots & Badges" game at MGM Park on April 21, with proceeds from tickets sold by Special Olympics Mississippi benefiting the organization. The teams will include Special Olympics athletes playing alongside partner athletes on unified teams.
Thanks to all who made Polarpalooza 2016 a success!
Our annual Countdown to Victory fundraising gala honors the accomplishments of more than 4,000 athletes across the state who compete year-around locally, regionally and even on an international scale. The event will feature a $5,000 Drawdown, live entertainment from Stogdaddy & the Good Time Band, the Race to Taste featuring the best of the Jackson metro's restaurants and beverages, and much more.
It takes a mission as strong as the Special Olympics Play Unified movement to mend a rivalry as deep as the divide between our state's biggest rivalries. Support the second annual Unified Egg Bowl and the first-ever Unified Soul Bowl!
Purchase ticket vouchers now for Hit a Home Run for Special Olympics, featuring Brett Favre, Gov. Phil Bryant and more! Buying your ticket vouchers online in advance ensures your contribution to Special Olympics Mississippi.
Special Olympics Mississippi is sending two athletes and a partner to compete in the 2015 World Games, July 26-August 2, in Los Angeles.
Kyle Dutiel of Brandon has earned a spot among just ten American equestrian athletes and will compete in three events: dressage, working trails and English equitation. Taylor Rosenthal of Shannon will compete with his father and unified partner, Bill Rosenthal, in nine-hole golf.
Will you contribute today to help cover the costs of their journey to compete on the world stage? Donate here now!
Join us for celebrations in Tupelo, Jackson and Biloxi as the first-ever Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America makes its way to the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015.
Tuesday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Fairpark in Downtown Tupelo
Sunday, June 14 at 3:30 p.m.
Trustmark Park in Pearl
Monday, June 15 at 6 p.m.
Kings Daughters Memorial at Biloxi Town Green
Keesler Air Force Base hosted the 2015 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games on May 8-10. Photos, video and more to come soon! Check out this clip from The Sun Herald.
Get freezin' for a reason at the festival with a cause!
But this isn’t just another fundraising event. This is the premier event of the winter and the only major music festival in Central Mississippi. Featuring two-time Grammy® nominee headliners North Mississippi Allstars, rising blues star Jarekus Singleton and more, Polarpalooza is also an all-day concert with fun for the family, including a chili cookoff and much more right on Reservoir Landing in Ridgeland.
Special Olympics Mississippi will host its annual gala, Countdown to Victory Presented by Bob Boyte Honda, 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.
Special thanks to our sponsors, Watson Quality Ford, Magnolia Health, Trustmark, Atmos Energy, AdCamp, 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.