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.

Download the Area Profile Sheet for more information

area6Area 6 Contact Info

Jim Fitzpatrick – Region Director
(Development / Sponsorship)

Bailey Brenner – Assistant Director
(Sports / Outreach)

605 E. Willow St.
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-888-2551
Fax: 309-888-2577

Sponsorship Opportunities

Events

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Jan
17
Thu
YPB Meeting @ Lottie’s Pub
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm

New member orientation: 6:30 p.m.

Jan
18
Fri
Region D Basketball Individual Skills (Jr / HS Skills North) @ Northeastern Illinois University
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jan
19
Sat
Region A Basketball Skills @ Dixon High School
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Region I Basketball – Individual Skills @ Leonhard Recreation Center
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jan
20
Sun
Region B Basketball Sr. @ Deerfield High School & Lake Zurich High School
Jan 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Region E Basketball (HS) @ Thornwood High School
Jan 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Region E Basketball Skills @ Evergreen Park High School
Jan 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Region G Basketball (Sr) @ Illinois Wesleyan Shirk Center
Jan 20 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Jan
22
Tue
Region D Basketball (High School Teams) @ IIT Keating Center
Jan 22 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jan
23
Wed
Region D Basketball (High School Teams) @ IIT Keating Center
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jan
24
Thu
Region D Basketball (High School Teams) @ IIT Keating Center
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jan
25
Fri
Region D Basketball Individual Skills (Jr / HS Skills South) @ KROC Center
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Region F Alpine Skiing @ Snowstar
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan
26
Sat
Region D Basketball (Senior Teams) @ Quest Multi-Sport Complex
Jan 26 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Jan
27
Sun
Region E Basketball (Sr) @ Joliet Park District
Jan 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Region E Basketball (Sr) @ Thornwood High School
Jan 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Region E Basketball (Sr) @ Richards High School
Jan 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Region G Basketball – Individual Skills @ Illinois Central College Cougar Plex Main Gym
Jan 27 @ 8:00 am
Jan
29
Tue
Region D Basketball (Junior Teams) @ University of Chicago: Henry Crown Fieldhouse
Jan 29 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jan
30
Wed
Region D Basketball Individual Skills (Jr / HS Skills Central) @ Quest Multi-Sport Complex
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Feb
1
Fri
LETR Kickoff Conference @ Doubletree Hotel
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Register Now

You Are Invited!

LETR_Mark_Illinois_ColorThe 2019 LETR Kickoff promises to be the best to date, providing a more interactive and exciting experience to all attendees.  A variety of sessions will be offered, covering topics from fundraising best practices, athlete engagement, working with individuals with disabilities, social media engagement, and much more!  This is also a unique opportunity to network with Torch Run officers throughout the state!  All law enforcement personnel are invited to attend. There is no registration fee and lunch will be provided.

Win a HD Smart TV!

Attend the Kickoff and be entered into a drawing for a HD Smart TV! Winner will be selected at the end of the conference and must be present to win.

Tentative Agenda

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Onsite Registration and Check In
10:00 a.m. – Flame of Hope & Welcome

2019 LETR  KiCK OFF WILL FEATURE

Social Media Update
Special Olympics IL Global Messenger Speech
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Keynote Speaker
Special Olympics Illinois 50th Anniversary Recap
2019 LETR Overview & Resources
New LETR Merchandise Vendor
Law Enforcement, Athlete, and Family Testimonials
Flame of Hope and Top Fundraising Awards

Keynote Speaker

Check back soon for more information about this years’ Keynote Speaker!

Hospitality Suite

We will be hosting a hospitality suite in the Brookridge conference room at the Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center on Thursday, January 31st. This event is scheduled from 8 p.m. – midnight, so if you’re in town, please stop by!

Rooms

65 rooms have been reserved for Thursday, Jan. 31st, at a special rate of $109 (plus tax). Reservations can be made by calling the Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center at 309-664-6446 and asking for a room in the Torch Run block. Rooms must be reserved by Jan. 10, 2019.

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LETR Kickoff Registration

  • Attendee Information

  • To register or order merchandise offline please complete your order in the LETR Webstore. (LINK) Merchandise orders placed after Wednesday, January 10 will not be completed in full at the Kickoff and would be mailed at a later date. Please Note: You may still register for the conference after the above date (Jan. 10).
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