2016 Schedule of Events

February 20: Polarpalooza festival featuring the Polar Plunge, the Nate Rogers Race for the Laces 5K, chili cookoff and live music

April 2: State Spring Games

April 21: Boots & Badges, MGM Park, Biloxi

May 16-20: Law Enforcement Torch Run

May 20 - 21: State Summer Games at Keesler AFB, Biloxi

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

June 25: State Softball Tournament, Shiloh Park, Brandon

October 21 - 22: State Fall Games at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg

November 7: Unified Soul Bowl, Alcorn State University, Lorman

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

November 14: Unified Egg Bowl, Mississippi State University, Starkville


Social Media

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.

Healthy Athletes Program Information
Fun Fitness
Health Promotion Fact Sheet