MIAC Special Olympics Involvement

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) is a proud participant in the NCAA Division III partnership with Special Olypmics. The purpose of the partnership is to enhance the lives of Division III student-athletes and Special Olympics athletes through a mutual learning experience; provide a platform for recognition of Special Olympics athletes and Division III student-athletes within their communities; and raise awareness of Special Olympics, its programs and services.

MIAC student-athletes benefit Special Olympics Minnesota and Special Olympics North Dakota in a number of ways each year. Student-athletes team up with Special Olympians in Unified games; volunteer at local, regional and state competitions; host Special Olympics events on campuses; form partnerships with local Special Olympics teams; and raise money and awareness through the Polar Plunge and other fundraisers. In 2016, the MIAC and Special Olympics teamed up for the first-ever conference-wide Unified Basketball Tournament, and that tournamnet continued with the second-annual event in 2017.

To learn more about the NCAA Division III partnership with Special Olympics, the MIAC's Unified Basketball Tournament or more Special Olympics happennings around the conference, use the links below. If your school or team is looking for ways to get involved, check out this information from SOMN.

| NCAA Division III Special Olympics Partnership | Special Olympics Minnesota | Special Olympics North Dakota |

2016 MIAC-Special Olympics Unified Basketball Tournament | 2017 MIAC-Special Olympics Unified Basketball Tournament |

MIAC Special Olympics News