2012 Schedule of Events

  • January 21: State Bowling Tournament, Tupelo/Flowood/Keesler AFB
  • March 24: SOMS State Basketball Tournament, Madison, Mississippi
  • May 11 - 13: SOMS State Summer Games, Keesler AFB/Biloxi/Ocean Springs
  • August 8 - 12: SO SE Regional Sailing Regatta, Biloxi, Mississippi 
  • September 25: EKS Day, (Eunice Kennedy Shriver)
  • October 19 - 21: SOMS State Fall Games, Camp Shelby Training Site, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • November 16 - 17: SOMS State Equestrian Competition, Gulfport, Mississippi


Special Olympics is run almost entirely by volunteers. Over 6,000 volunteers provide manpower for Special Olympics Mississippi. The volunteers include, high school & college students, retired persons, members of civic & fraternal groups, amateur & professional athletes, sports officials & coaches, teachers, parents, and law enforcement personnel.

Volunteer activities

  • Coaching
  • Competitions
  • Competition & Event Planning/ Management
  • Fundraising
  • Medical
  • Office Support
  • Public Relations
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Volunteers

To volunteer with the Mississippi Chapter of Special Olympics, please fill out the Volunteer Application Form.

Mail the completed form to
Special Olympics Mississippi
ATTN: Helen Parish
15 Olympic Way
Madison, MS 39110

Or Fax the completed form to
Helen Parish

Special Olympics requires all volunteers to participate in the Protective Behavior Training.