Special Olympics Michigan hosts state finals for two sports

Special Olympics Michigan hosted the Poly Hockey and Unified Bowling State Finals

LANSING, MICH. - More than 1,200 athletes from around Michigan competed in the Special Olympics Michigan Poly Hockey and Unified Bowling State Finals. 

There were 72 poly hockey teams and 397 bowlers at the event, which had the highest athlete turnout in the history of those sports' State Finals.

Poly Hockey is similar to floor hockey, and athletes use plastic hockey sticks and pucks. They play on a gym floor surface. 

In Unified Bowling, athletes with and without intellectual disabilities pair up and compete as a team. 

The bowling competition finished on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 11, and the Poly Hockey competition finishes on Sunday, Nov. 12. 

This is the last of six state competitions that are hosted by Special Olympics Michigan each year. 

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