The Special Olympics Summer Games kick-off tonight in Mount Pleasant.

Opening ceremonies will be held on the campus of Central Michigan University tonight at 6:30 at Shorts Stadium.

Over 5,500 athletes, coaches and volunteers will gather from all parts of the state to compete and build memories together.

If you have a couple of days you can take off to donate a helping hand ... please click here to learn more about volunteering during this amazing annual event or call 800-644-6404.

Find a list of events here for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.