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

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

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

615 N. Longwood St.
Rockford, IL 61107

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

Volunteer Today

 

Feb
27
Sat
14th Annual Island Beach Bash @ Giovannis
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Mar
3
Thu
District A Aquatics – Area 2 @ Neuqua Valley High School
Mar 3 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Mar
5
Sat
Polar Plunge – Rockford @ Rock Cut State Park - Olson Lake
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Polar Plunge - Rockford @ 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 $100 in donations from friends, family and co-workers in exchange for jumping into the icy waters.

 

Mar
6
Sun
District A Gymnastics – Area 18 @ Palatine High School
Mar 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mar
20
Sun
Rockford Ice Hogs Jersey Auction @ BMO Harris Bank Center
Mar 20 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Rockford IceHogs have teamed up with the Special Olympics Illinois Northwestern/Area 1 to help raise money and recognize all of the great athletes at the IceHogs game on Sunday, March 20, 2016.

The IceHogs will be hosting our 17th annual Jersey Auction Night when we will be wearing specially designed jerseys and auctioning them off LIVE after the game. A large portion of the money raised from the jersey auction will be donated directly to Special Olympics Illinois Northwestern/Area 1 .

We will have some athletes lead the crowd in the Special Olympics Oath as well as dropping the first puck.Also, during the first intermission we will be honoring the athletes in attendance on the ice.

Tickets

In addition to the jersey auction you can purchase tickets for this game for $15 ($3 discount) with $5 going directly back to Special Olympics. Tickets can be purchased by downloading the order form below and sending to: Rockford IceHogs ATTN: Curtis Tousant 300 Elm St., Rockford, IL 61101 or by logging on to ticketmaster.com and entering the offer code: OLYMPICS in the offer code box.

Supporting Documents

2016 Special Olympics Ice Hogs Order Form

Apr
10
Sun
Powerlifting Qualifier D – Area 18 @ Maine East High School
Apr 10 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Apr
23
Sat
District E Bocce – Area 16 @ LaSalle-Peru High School
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
May
7
Sat
Area 1 Spring Games @ Harlem High School
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
May
14
Sat
Lee County Sheriff’s 5K @ TBA
May 14 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Jul
9
Sat
Tennis Qualifier – Area 2 @ Marmion Academy
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jul
11
Mon
Golf Qualifier H – Area 16 @ Nettle Creek Golf Club
Jul 11 @ 9:45 am – 3:00 pm
Jul
18
Mon
Golf Qualifier E Unified – Area 18 @ Randall Oaks Golf Club
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jul
24
Sun
District E Softball – Area 13 @ Elgin Sports Complex
Jul 24 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Aug
1
Mon
Golf Qualifier D – Area 2 @ Bartlett Hills Golf Club
Aug 1 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Aug
20
Sat
Area 1 Bowling @ Four Seasons Lanes
Aug 20 @ 8:30 am – Aug 21 @ 3:30 pm
Sep
9
Fri
Area 1 Ramp Bowling @ Park Lanes
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sep
17
Sat
Volleyball Qualifier D – Area 16 @ LP High School
Sep 17 @ 9:45 am – 3:00 pm
Nov
5
Sat
Northern Sectional Bowling – Area 1 @ Cherry Bowl
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Nov
19
Sat
Annual Kick Off the Holidays Celebration @ Dixon Elks Club
Nov 19 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm