FAQ

Q:  Where are the 2020 Michigan Senior Olympic Summer Games being held?
A:   A full list of games, times, and locations can be found on our website under the “Summer Games” tab, and select “Schedules”. 

Q:  When are the 2020 dates for the games?
A:  Summer Games - August 1-16, 2020, Softball September 12-13

Q:  Will the 2020 Michigan Senior Olympic Summer Games qualify me for Nationals?
A:  The 2020 Summer Games will count as the qualifier for the 2021 National Senior Games in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Q:  What are the options for lodging?
A:  Please visit our lodging page under Summer Games.

Q:  How do I register for the 2020 Michigan Senior Olympic Games?
A:   There are multiple ways to register depending on your event.

  1. Online: Click on the yellow "Register Now" button
  2. By Phone: Call 248-608-0250 or 248-608-0252
  3. Mail-in: Send completed registration form to:
  4. Michigan Senior Olympics
            Attn: Becky Ridky
            650 Letica Dr.
            Rochester, MI 48307
  5. Pickleball ONLY - www.pickleballtournaments.com
  6.  Dancesport - Call 248-608-0252 or print the forms and mail them

 

Q:  Where can I receive a paper registration? 
A: Paper copies can either be printed from the Michigan Senior Olympics website under “Summer  Games” and select “Registration”, or participants can call the Michigan Senior Olympics office at (248) 608-0252 and a paper copy can be mailed.

Q:  Will I get a confirmation of my registration? 
A:  Yes, participants will receive and email confirmation once their registration has been completed.

Q:  What is the deadline for registration?
A:  Registration Deadline: July 17, 2020

Q:  Can I get a refund?
A:  Yes, if you request a refund before July 17th there is a $5 administration fee that will be charged. No refunds will be given after July 17th without a medical waiver

Q:  How many out-of-state players are allowed on my team roster?
A:  There is no longer a rule limiting the number of out-of-state athletes on rosters.

Q:  How old must I be to compete in The Games?
A:  All competitors must be 50 years of age or older by December 31, 2020.

Q:  Do I need to purchase my own equipment? 
A:  Yes, all participants are responsible for their own equipment.

Q:  Are out of state athletes allowed to compete in the Michigan Senior Olympics?
A:  Yes, the Michigan Senior Olympics is an "Open" state meaning we welcome out of state athletes. Out of state athletes can qualify for the National Senior Games and earn MSO medals but they cannot take away qualifying spots from Michigan Athletes.

Here is an example from Pickleball (Top 4 in each age group qualify)

1st Place - Bob - Ohio - Qualifier

2nd Place - Jim - Michigan - Qualifier

3rd Place - Tom - Indiana - Qualifier

4th Place - Don - Michigan - Qualifier

5th Place - Steve - Michiagn - Qualifier

6th Place - Joe - Florida

7th Place - Larry - Michigan - Qualifier

8th Place - Mark - Michigan

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