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LETR Jeep Raffle Winner Drawn

The winning ticket was drawn on Sept. 28 in Normal. Manuel Pepin of Sleepy Hollow, IL, was the winner! View video of Special Olympics Illinois athlete Sandi drawing the winning ...

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Fall Games Equestrian 2014

Fall Games

What is Fall Games? Fall Games is one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the culminating competition for those winning a gold medal at a local event in Volleyball and ...

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Inspire Greatness Gala

Join us along with Chair Karen Wilson, CEO, MAKE Corporation for an exciting evening of dinner, dancing and a spectacular live and silent auction – all benefiting the athletes of ...

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Dance Unified

    Get your dancin’ shoes on! Special Olympics Illinois is excited to announce a new event young people with and without an intellectual disability. Dance Unified is an event to bring ...

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Thanks for Giving

Enjoy delicious tastes of beer and wine as well as hors d’oeuvres.  A silent auction and raffle will be available throughout the evening. All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Powered by ...

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Four Illinois Teams Represent at SONA Softball Invitational Tournament

Special Olympics Illinois was represented by 51 athletes and Unified partners on four softball teams at the 2015 Special Olympics North America Softball Invitational Tournament in Wichita, Kansas. Representing Illinois were:  Chicago ...

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Celebrate EKS Day and #LetsChangeTheGame

By Daniel Smrokowski, founder of SpecialChronicles.com.  Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, the Special Olympics movement celebrates the 6th annual “EKS Day,” or Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day.  This year celebrates the theme of #LetsChangeTheGame. On ...

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Delegation from Illinois Competes at SONA Golf Invitational

Special Olympics Illinois was represented at the Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament at Port Royal Golf Club in Hilton Head, S.C., by 8 athletes, 3 Unified Partners, 1 ...

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Lorenz Family

Families Making a Difference in Special Olympics Illinois

We all know about the transformative power that Special Olympics has on athletes and their families, but rarely do we focus on the impact that families have on Special Olympics ...

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Truckers, Law Enforcement Prepare for Tinley Park Convoy

The World's Largest Truck Convoy at Hoffman Estates on Aug. 29 at the Sears Centre was a huge success with 67 trucks participating raising more than $19,000 for the athletes ...

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Thornwood HS Sends Golfers to Outdoor Sports Festival for First Time

This fall marks an exciting new chapter for Thornwood High School. For the first time, the school sent golfers to compete at the state level at the 2015 Special Olympics ...

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Oglesby Athlete to Be Featured at Inspire Greatness Gala

Join Special Olympics Illinois and Karen Wilson, CEO of MAKE Corporation, for the Inspire Greatness Gala to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. The 2015 Inspire Greatness Gala takes place ...

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