What is the Polar Plunge?
The Polar Plunge, presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a dip into ... Read More
The 2016 First Look for Charity Auto Show Preview Event will be held Friday, Feb. 12, at McCormick Place in Chicago, and we are honored to return as one of ... Read More
What is the Skating Championships?
The Skating Championships are one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the culminating competition for those participating in figure skating and speed skating. The Skating ... Read More
What is State Basketball?
State Basketball is one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the culminating competition for those participating in team and individual skills basketball. State Basketball is held ... Read More
The Rockford IceHogs have teamed up with the Special Olympics Illinois Northwestern/Area 1 to help raise money and recognize all of the great athletes at the IceHogs game on Sunday, March ... Read More
Amy Longmore, a special education teacher, and her team from Hoffman Estates High School have been taking the Plunge for the past seven years. You can easily spot their orange ... Read More
The Mattoon/Charleston Hornets basketball team was unsure of what to expect when arriving at the Special Olympics Illinois District H Basketball competition on Sunday, Jan. 31, at the Wesclin High ... Read More
Check the box, change a life!
This tax season, do something Special by making a donation when you complete your Illinois Income Tax. Your contribution helps a current or future Special ... Read More
The Illinois Lottery and Special Olympics Illinois are proud to announce the 2016 Lottery game to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. This year’s $3 scratch-off ticket will continue to help Special ... Read More
Ritchie D’Cotsa of Bloomington has been plunging since 2011 when his friend, Lisa Hayward, recruited him. At that time, D’Costa’s son Blair was hospitalized in the ICU. Hayward printed a ... Read More
Originally posted by the Illinois Institute of Technology
CHICAGO, Ill. – Last Wednesday and Thursday, the Illinois Institute of Technology Athletic Department and its Student-Athlete Advisory Committee played host to Special ... Read More
Courtney Lindsey and her father, Steve, have been participating in the Decatur Polar Plunge for 13 years together. The annual Plunge has created a special bond between the two.
Lindsey originally ... Read More