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.

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Deborah Kelly – Area Director
Phone: 815-739-2052

Trent Geiger – Area Manager
Phone: 309-706-4563

904 Myrtle Ave
Dixon, IL 61021
Fax: 815-566-4334

850 N. Church St.
Rockford, IL 61103

Events

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Feb
23
Sat
2019 Bloomington Polar Plunge @ Miller Park Lake
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
2019 Carlyle Polar Plunge & Donut Dash @ Carlyle Lake
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
2019 Quincy Polar Plunge @ Moorman Lake
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
2019 SIU Polar Plunge & Donut Dash @ SIU Campus Lake
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
2019 Mendota Polar Plunge @ Mendota Civic Center
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Region D Powerlifting @ Quest Multi-Sport Complex
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mardi Gras Downtown Decatur @ Restaurants/Bars Downtown
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Feb
24
Sun
2019 Fox Lake Polar Plunge @ Fox Lake - Lakefront Park
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
4th Annual Battle of The Badges Unified Basketball Game @ Credit Union 1 Arena
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
4th Annual Battle of The Badges Unified Basketball Game @ Credit Union 1 Arena

Come cheer on Cook County, Chicago, and UIC’s finest as they battle for bragging rights! Special Olympics Illinois athletes will play alongside officers on both teams to make this a truly unified event!

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Mar
2
Sat
Region E Swimming @ Stagg HS
Mar 2 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
2019 Decatur Polar Plunge @ Lake Decatur
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
2019 Rend Lake Polar Plunge @ South Sandusky Beach
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
2019 Rockford Polar Plunge @ Rock Cut Sate Park - Olson Lake
Mar 2 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
2019 Springfield Polar Plunge @ Lake Springfield
Mar 2 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
2019 Oak Brook Polar Plunge @ Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Club
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
2019 Manteno Polar Plunge @ Manteno Lake
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Region D Swimming @ Northeastern Illinois University Physical Education Building
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mar
3
Sun
Region B Gymnastics @ Palatine High School
Mar 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
2019 Yorkville Polar Plunge @ Silver Springs State Park
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mar
7
Thu
Region C Swimming @ Metea Valley High School
Mar 7 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Region B Young Athletes Culminating Event @ NISRA - Crosby Elementary
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Mar
8
Fri
2019 Belleville Dumpster Polar Plunge @ Belleville
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Mar
9
Sat
2019 Joliet Polar Plunge & Donut Dash @ Leisure Lake
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm