Area 1 / Northwestern

Area 1 was founded in 1976 and provides programming for people in the counties of Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, Carroll, Ogle, Whiteside, Lee and De Kalb.

We currently serve 1,486 athletes, have 59 active agencies and 1,200 Class A volunteers. Area 1 offers competition for athletes in 14 sports and hosted 9 competitions in 2012. There are many opportunities available for you to get involved with Special Olympics including serving as a volunteer or committee member, helping with fundraising or competing as an athlete. If you live in the Area and want to find out more about the local program, please contact the Area Director listed below.

Don’t miss the Northern Illinois Parrothead “Party with a Purpose” Event-Saturday, February 28, 2015 for more information or tickets www.niphc.com

area1Area 1 Contact Info

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Area Director: Deborah Kelly

Area Manager: Trent Geiger

904 Myrtle Ave
Dixon, IL 61021
Phone: 815-739-2052
Fax: 815-288-2939

P.O. Box 17017
Rockford, IL 61110
Phone: 815-965-3795

Sports Offered

Alpine Skiing, Athletics, Aquatics, Basketball, Basketball Individual Skills, Bocce, Unified Bocce, Bowling, Cross Country Skiing, Golf, Golf Individual Skills, Unified Golf, Gymnastics, Motor Activity Training Program (MATP), Snowshoeing, Soccer, Softball, Softball Individual Skills, Tennis, Volleyball, Unified Volleyball

Events

Jan
7
Wed
Alpine Skiing Qualifier B – Area 18 @ Wilmot Mountain
Jan 7 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Jan
10
Sat
Area 1 Basketball – Individual Skills @ Byron High School
Jan 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
District A Cross Country – Area 16 @ Bureau County Fairgrounds
Jan 10 @ 9:45 am – 2:00 pm
District A Snowshoeing – Area 16 @ Bureau County Fairgrounds
Jan 10 @ 9:45 am – 2:00 pm
Jan
23
Fri
DeKalb YA Culminating Event @ Camelot School
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jan
25
Sun
District A Basketball Sr. – Area 1 @ Byron HS
Jan 25 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Feb
28
Sat
14th Annual Island Beach Bash @ Giovannis
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Mar
5
Thu
District A Aquatics – Area 2 @ Neuqua Valley High School
Mar 5 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Mar
7
Sat
Rockford Polar Plunge @ Rock Cut State Park - Olson Lake
Mar 7 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Rockford Polar Plunge @ Rock Cut State Park - Olson Lake | Caledonia | Illinois | United States

Take the Plunge

The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Olson Lake. Participants must raise $75 in donations from friends, family and co-workers in exchange for jumping into the icy waters.

Plunger Incentive Prizes

Plungers will receive incentive prizes based on the amount of money they raise. By raising the minimum of $75, you’ll receive an official Plunge hooded sweatshirt and admission to the post-plunge party. Other prizes are awarded at the $250, $500 and $1,000 levels.

For additional information visit our main plunge site at www.plungeillinois.com.

 

Mar
8
Sun
District A Gymnastics – Area 18 @ Palatine High School
Mar 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Apr
12
Sun
Powerlifting Qualifier D – Area 18 @ Maine East High School
Apr 12 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Apr
18
Sat
Rockton YA Culminating Event @ Winnebago County Special Education Cooperative
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Apr
25
Sat
District E Bocce – Area 16 @ LaSalle-Peru High School
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Rockford YA Culminating Event @ Summerdale Early Childhood Center
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
May
2
Sat
Soccer Qualifer B – Area 1 @ Harlem High School
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Area 1 Spring Games @ Harlem High School
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
May
22
Fri
Poplar Grove – YA Culminating Event @ Poplar Grove Elementary
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jul
6
Mon
Golf Qualifier H – Area 16 @ Nettle Creek Golf Club
Jul 6 @ 9:45 am – 3:00 pm
Golf Qualifier H - Area 16 @ Nettle Creek Golf Club | Morris | Illinois | United States

Includes:

  • Golf skills
  • 3 & 6 hole
Jul
18
Sat
Tennis Qualifier – Area 2 @ IMSA
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jul
20
Mon
Golf Qualifier E Unified – Area 18 @ Randall Oaks Golf Club
Jul 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jul
26
Sun
District E Softball – Area 13 @ Elgin Sports Complex
Jul 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Aug
3
Mon
Golf Qualifier D – Area 2 @ Bartlett Hills Golf Club
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Aug
22
Sat
Area 1 Bowling @ Four Seasons Lanes
Aug 22 @ 8:30 am – Aug 23 @ 3:30 pm