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.
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.
Area Director: Deborah Kelly
Area Manager: Trent Geiger
904 Myrtle Ave
Dixon, IL 61021
615 N. Longwood St.
Rockford, IL 61107
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
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.
Come to this Special Olympics Illinois Certified Training School to enhance your equestrian program! The classroom portion will focus on:
- Dates & Deadlines
- State Tournament Arena Set Up, Patterns, Equipment & Judging Concerns
- How to Prepare for Your Program
- Interactive Mounted Session with Athletes and Horses
Meggan Hill-McQueeney is a PATH Intl Master Level Instructor and a PATH Intl Workshop and Certification Evaluator. She has served on various PATH Intl committees. She has been a Special Olympics Certified Coach for 16 years and has personally shown both English and Western on the national level.
Sarah Newland is a PATH Intl Advanced Level Instructor and a PATH Intl Workshop and Certification Evaluator. She has served on the PATH Intl Riding Certification Committee and is on the board for Midwest Reining Horse Association. She has been a Special Olympics Certified Coach for 5 years and is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.
Please return registration form below to Brianna Beers via email (if you cannot scan form, please just send a generic email with the information):
Northern Regional Manager of Sports Training
Special Olympics Illinois