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Soccer Qualifier A - Area 3 - CANCELLED

This event has been cancelled.We believe that the predicted weather will create unsafe conditions for everyone attending the event. As always, the safety of our athletes, coaches, volunteers, spectators and staff ...

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Fall Games Equestrian 2014

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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State Floor Hockey

What is State Floor Hockey? State Floor Hockey is one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the final competition for those participating in Floor Hockey. State Floor Hockey is hosted ...

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State Bowling

What is State Bowling? State Bowling is one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the culminating competition for those participating in bowling. State Bowling is hosted at Landmark Lanes in ...

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Jenny Fortner Board Chair and Lifetime Supporter

Special Olympics Illinois Board Chair and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, Jenny Fortner, first got involved with the organization at the University of Chicago where she attended college. She volunteered ...

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month 2

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness. During the month of October, we celebrate people with Down syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and ...

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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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