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Chicago Cubs Beyond the Ivy Rooftop Party

Chicago Cubs Beyond the Ivy Rooftop Party

Join Special Olympics Illinois for the 6th annual rooftop event on April 21, doors open at 6:30 with the game starting at 7:05. With the purchase of a ticket you will gain access ...

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Spring Games

Spring Games

Spring is in the air and that means it's time to put on your running shoes and get ready for Spring Games. Special Olympics Illinois will be hosting 17 Spring Games competitions throughout ...

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Dunkin’ Donuts Cop on Rooftop

Dunkin’ Donuts Cop on Rooftop

For the 12th year in a row, Illinois police officers will stake out Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. On Friday, May 30, from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m., hundreds of police officers ...

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5k Foam Fest

5k Foam Fest

What is the 5k Foam Fest? Most people agree it's important to lend a helping hand - but did you know there are ways to have great fun while doing it, too? The 5k Foam ...

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Summer Games

Summer Games

What is Summer Games? Summer Games is Special Olympics Illinois premiere sports competition with more than  4,000 athletes and Unified Partners competing in 6 different sports, along with 1,600 coaches, 2,500 volunteers and 3,300 ...

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Color in Motion 5k

Color in Motion 5k

WHAT IS COLOR IN MOTION 5K? Exactly that....It is moving bodies plastered in an explosion of vibrant color!  People actually pay money to run around a few city blocks, drink a cup of warm ...

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Nancy Hoekstra Named Tennis Official of the Year

Nancy Hoekstra Named Tennis Official of the Year

Nancy Hoekstra has been a USTA Official for 12 years. She is a strong advocate for USTA officials’ involvement and training at all levels of Adaptive Tennis competition-- local, state, national and world games. Nancy has been an ...

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5th Annual You Raise Me Up Concert Benefits Special Olympics Illinois!

5th Annual You Raise Me Up Concert Benefits Special Olympics Illinois!

By Daniel Smrokowski Founder of Special Chronicles Athlete & Global Messenger for Special Olympics Illinois WHEATON, Ill. — On Saturday, April 5 at 3:00 p.m. athletes and volunteers from the western suburbs of Chicago flocked to College ...

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Athletes Play Ball during Bulls Halftime

Athletes Play Ball during Bulls Halftime

Special Olympics Illinois athletes were invited to take part in a halftime demonstration during the Chicago Bulls game on March 13.  Fans cheered on great play between the SEASPAR Spartans team, located in ...

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The Importance of People First Language

The Importance of People First Language

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a guest post from Daniel Smrokowski, Founder & CEO of Special Chronicles and an Athlete & Global Messenger for Special Olympics Illinois. Original article posted by The World ...

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Shop AmazonSmile

Shop AmazonSmile

Special Olympics Illinois has registered through AmazonSmile. To get started click on this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2922811 and designate Special Olympics Illinois as your charity of choice. Then when you shop Amazon.com just remember to go to ...

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WWE Joins SOILL Unified Basketball Game

WWE Joins SOILL Unified Basketball Game

WWE Superstars, Divas and executives as well as Special Olympics Illinois USA Games athletes, participated in a community event basketball game on Monday, March 3, to celebrate 100 days until the 2014 Special ...

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