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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ATTN: Volunteers
15 Olympic Way
Madison, MS 39110

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