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 16: Unified Egg Bowl, University of Mississippi Campus

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


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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: Volunteers
15 Olympic Way
Madison, MS 39110

Or Fax the completed form to
Special Olympics MS Volunteers

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

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