When did the Family Olympics start?
1987, this past year was the 29th annual olympic games.
Who started it?
It was started by Sue Siller, Heath Educator for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.
Why was it started?
It was started to promote health and wellness through a family fun day of physical activity with mainly track and field events along with swimming events for Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal members and their families. This expanded to include the other tribes and tribal organizations throughout the state of Michigan.
Number of Participants in 2016:
1,207 participants. This currently stands as the record for most participants for the games.