Special Olympics USA Games

June 14, 2014 all-day
Special Olympics North America

2014 national games logo

Congratulations to the 52 athletes, 6 Unified Partners and 17 coaches who represented Illinois at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games June 14-21, 2014, in Princeton, N.J. They competed in the sports of aquatics, athletics, bocce, bowling, golf, artistic gymnastics, powerlifting, volleyball and Unified soccer.

View Team Illinois photos from 2014 Special Olympics USA Games.

SOILL would greatly appreciate your feedback on a variety of items assessing the entire USA Games experience. We welcome USA Games athletes, coaches and families to complete the surveyIf you are unable to access the survey electronically please contact Carolyn Klocek at 309-888-2598 for a hard copy to be sent.

USA Games FOX News Coverage

FOX News as one of the major sponsors of the 2014 USA Games will be airing pieces profiling Special Olympics and its athletes on various FOX stations leading up to the USA Games. Check out the videos below:
FOX 32 News Chicago

View previous months features below:

USA Games Athlete Profile

Comcast SportsNet Chicago (CSN) is doing a monthly report in their SportsNet Central program about an Illinois athlete headed to the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey next June. This month’s feature is on golfer Geoffrey Klimek.

View previous month’s featured athletes below:

Project Unify Soccer Video Blog

The Illinois Soccer team competing at USA Games in New Jersey is doing a daily video blog. If you want to keep up with the fun check out their blog at: www.projectunifyillinois.wordpress.com

Special Olympics Illinois Delegation

The following 52 athletes, 6 Unified Partners and 17 coaches comprise Illinois’ delegation to the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games:

















Unified Soccer Team


Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg


Youth Activation Summit

  • Kathleen O’Connell – Advisor/Teacher at Unit 5 Schools, Normal
  • Kate O’Connell – Student at Unit 5 Schools, Normal
  • Katey Davis - Student at Unit 5 Schools, Normal

Supporting Documents:

Team Illinois Results

February Team Illinois Newsletter

March Team Illinois Newsletter

April Team Illinois Newsletter

May Team Illinois Newsletter

Team Illinois Newsletter 6-12-14

Team Illinois Newsletter 6-14-14

Team Illinois Newsletter 6-15-14

Team Illinois Newsletter 6-16-14

Team Illinois Newsletter 6-17-14

Team Illinois Newsletter 6-18-14

Team Illinois Newsletter 6-19-14

Team Illinois Newsletter 6-20-14

Team Illinois Newsletter 7-14-14

Video of SOILL Summer Games Opening Ceremonies with Team Illinois

Video of Friendly Competition on Team Illinois’ Flight

Video of Team Illinois Arriving in Philadelphia

Video of Team Illinois Walking Into USA Games Opening Cememony

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