Area 6 / Heartland
Area 6 was founded in 1977 and provides programming for people in the counties of DeWitt, Livingston, Mason, McLean, Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford.
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.
Area Director: Jill Bertelsen
605 E. Willow St.
Normal, IL 61761
Aquatics, Athletics, Basketball, Basketball Individual Skills, Bocce, Unified Bocce, Bowling, Figure Skating, Golf, Golf Individual Skills, Unified Golf, Gymnastics, Motor Activities Training Program (MATP), Powerlifting, Snowshoeing, Soccer, soccer Individual Skills, Softball, Softball Individual Skills, Speed Skating, Tennis, Unified 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 Miller Park 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.
All Special Olympic athletes receive a FREE ticket to the game on Feb. 27 as the Peoria Rivermen take on the Fayetteville FireAntz. Family member tickets are just $8.
Print flyer and mail orders to Peoria Rivermen Special Olympics to: 201 SW Jefferson St. Peoria, IL 61602. For more information call 309-676-1040 or email email@example.com
Special Olympics Athletes who order prior to February 23 will be entered into a drawing to win prizes such as: a signed jersey, ceremony puck drop, and tour of the Peoria Rivermen Locker Room.
This will be a fun day where volunteers will get to interact with athletes as they compete in track and field events. A wide variety of volunteers are needed to help time track events, measure throws and jumps, present awards, serve lunch, help with set up and clean up. For volunteer job descriptions click here.
We all work together as a team to make it a great competition experience! We will have key volunteers on-site to give you training and support!
This event is not open to the public.