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Illinois Plane Pull

What is the Plane Pull? The Plane Pull is the ultimate tug-of-war competition as teams compete to  pull an aircraft 12 feet as quickly as possible.  Awards are given to the ...

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Coaster Challenge

    We have the perfect way for you to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois and show the world you are a true RAGING BULL!  Simply register, raise funds and ride the ...

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Fall Games

What is Fall Games? Fall Games is one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the culminating competition for those winning a gold medal at a local event in Volleyball and ...

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Truck Convoy

Truck Convoy

What is the World's Largest Truck Convoy? The World’s Largest Truck Convoy is a fundraising and awareness event that creates a unique partnership between law enforcement and truckers to raise funds ...

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Tommy Shimoda: The First Special Olympics Athlete Inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame

Tommy Shimoda, a Special Olympics Illinois Athlete, is changing the game one milestone accomplishment at a time. Shimoda, 24, has been competing with Special Olympics Illinois at Mt. Greenwood Park ...

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Team Palmer House is Prepared for Takeoff!

Returning again this year, The Palmer House Hotel. They are so excited to return and love this event. Team Palmer House is part of the hotel division for the Plane ...

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Team We are Tuggettes is Prepared for Takeoff!

By Chris Soderland - Crestwood, IL Who are the Tuggettes This is the fourth year participating in Plane Pull for an all women’s team comprised members of firefighters and paramedics of the ...

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Meet Lily from Schaumburg

About Lily Thirteen year old Lily Pasquarelli is an eighth grader at Jane Addams  Junior High. After participating in the Polar Plunge earlier in the year, Lily has set her sights ...

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Team McHenry County SWAT is Prepared for Takeoff!

By Theresa Harper Years Participating in Plane Pull This is the first year the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Multi-Jurisdictional SWAT Team will participate in the Plane Pull as a team, however several ...

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Team We are Woodward is Prepared for Takeoff!

By: Terry Ozima - Niles, IL Years Participating in Plane Pull Woodward, Inc. is in our second year of pulling! We Participate Because Woodward Community Outreach Committee was invited by the Niles, IL police ...

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Team Work Makes the Dream Work for Special Olympics Illinois Softball Athletes

That’s a wrap for the 2017 Special Olympics North America Softball Championship! The tournament was an outstanding display of sportsmanship, camaraderie, and incredible athleticism. Special Olympics athletes from all over ...

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