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 Area Director Deborah Kelly.

area1Area 1 Contact Info


Area Director: Deborah Kelly

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