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Dunkin’ Donuts Cop on Rooftop

For the 13th year in a row, Illinois police officers will stake out Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops around the state to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. On Friday, May 29, hundreds of police officers ...

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Unified Relay Across America

  Overview The Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America, presented by Bank of America, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for America to unite and build communities of respect and inclusion.  Over the course ...

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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, 2,000 ...

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Eat at Chili’s & Support Special Olympics Illinois

Eat at any Illinois Chili’s restaurant May 15 - June 30, 2015, and 15 percent of your Dine In or To Go order (before taxes) will be donated to Special ...

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Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby

What is the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby? It’s a signature annual fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Illinois! The 10th Annual Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby is tentatively scheduled for place on ...

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Coaster Challenge

    We have the perfect way for you to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois and show the world you are a true RAGING BULL!  Simply register, raise funds and ride the ...

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Unified Relay Gives Athletes Opportunity to Carry the Torch

On May 14, the Special Olympics Flame of Hope for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 was lit during a formal torch lighting ceremony in Athens, Greece. On ...

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Wilmette Stars Fielding 2 Teams in Unified Relay

On May 3, nearly 500 athletes competed in athletics (track and field) at the 2015 Northeastern/Area 13 Special Olympics Illinois Spring Games. Families and volunteers packed Lake Zurich High School ...

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Lake County Sheriff's Office Enthusiastic About Unified Relay Across America

On May 14, the Special Olympics Flame of Hope for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 was lit during a formal torch lighting ceremony by the sun’s rays ...

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Friendship Leads to Starring Roles for Dunkin' Donuts Cop on a Rooftop PSAs

When Mary Anne Glowacz was contacted about appearing in a public service announcement for the upcoming Dunkin’ Donuts Cop on a Rooftop events, she had only one request – she’d ...

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Berwyn Police Chief, Athlete Star in Dunkin' Donuts Cop on a Rooftop PSA

On April 9, Berwyn Chief of Police Jim Ritz and Special Olympics Illinois athlete and Global Messenger Jose Moreno Jr. met at the Dunkin’ Donuts at Cermak Road and East ...

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SOILL Offers General Orientation Online

In an ongoing attempt to make training and information more accessible, Special Olympics Illinois is now offering the General Orientation Video online. The General Orientation presentation covers the history, structure, ...

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