2015 Schedule of Events

January 21: Special Olympics Mississippi will play Special Olympics Alabama in a traditional basketball exhibition during halftime of the MSU vs. Auburn game in Auburn, AL

February 14: Polarpalooza Festival featuring the Polar Plunge and music from North Mississippi Allstars, Jarekus Singleton, Mustache the Band and Stogdaddy and the Good Time Band

February 21: Nate Rogers Race for the Laces 5K, Madison

March 21: Color My College 5K, Ole Miss

March 28: SOMS State Basketball & Soccer Tournament

May 8 - 10: SOMS State Summer Games at Keesler AFB, Biloxi

June 29 - July 1: SOMS State Canoeing Games at Paul B. Johnson State Park, Hattiesburg

July 26 - August 2: Special Olympics World Games, Los Angeles

August 21: Hit a Home Run for Special Olympics, Trustmark Park, Pearl

August 22: State Softball Tournament

September 24-27: Softball Invitational Tournament, Wichita, KS

October 9 - 10: State Fall Games at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg

November 7: State Equestrian Competition, Purvis

November 9: Unified Soul Bowl, Jackson State University, Jackson

November 16: Unified Egg Bowl, University of Mississippi Campus

December 10: Countdown to Victory, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, Jackson


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Mississippi Chapter Staff

Tony Bahou, CEO & President
601-856-7748, ext. 101

Karri Chaney, Director of Development
601-856-7748, ext. 104

Frances Rooks Patterson, Director of Athlete & Family Initiatives
601-856-7748, ext. 108

Jim Beaugez, Director of Public Relations & Communications
601-856-7748, ext. 105

Terry Shinall, Director of Sports Programs
601 856-7748, ext. 103

Alisha Parker-Cummins, Special Events Manager
601 856-7748, ext. 113


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Special Olympics Mississippi
15 Olympic Way
Madison, MS 39110
Office- 601-856-7748
Fax- 601-856-8132

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