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State Tennis

What is State Tennis? State Tennis is one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the final competition for those participating in Tennis, Unified Tennis and Tennis Individual Skills. State Tennis ...

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Walgreens Cares

Walgreens has partnered with Special Olympics Illinois for the first time to help raise funds to benefit our athletes. From September 1-14, participating Walgreens stores will have scannables available at ...

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Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash

What is the Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash? The Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash at the Du Quoin State Fair is a signature fundraising event for Special Olympics Illinois. On Sept. ...

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Illinois Plane Pull

What is the Plane Pull? Special Olympics Illinois and the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run have partnered together to host a Plane Pull event at two locations in 2016.  The first ...

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Outdoor Sports Festival

What is Outdoor Sports Festival? Outdoor Sports Festival is one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the final competition for those participating in Softball, T-Ball and Golf. Young Athletes will ...

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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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Revamped Format for Golf Venue at Outdoor Sports Festival

Special Olympics Illinois has formed a Golf Sports Management Team in order to enhance the golf venue at the Outdoor Sports Festival. After considering how to improve the flow of ...

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Pumpkin Pedal to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

In the quarter-century of the Pumpkin Pedal bicycle ride and road race, a lot of things have changed. One thing has remained the same – participants enjoying themselves while raising ...

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Couple to Ride Marathon Worth of Roller Coasters for SOILL

This September, roller coaster enthusiasts will unite at Six Flags Great America for Special Olympics Illinois. Dennis and Deborah Martin are among those who will compete in the 3rd Annual Coaster ...

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Exercise Enthusiasts, Special Olympics Athletes Pull Together at Row Raiser

A lot of respect was earned, friendships were made and more than $41,000 was raised as 722 CrossFit and Special Olympics athletes cheered each other on in the first statewide ...

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Foundation Golf Outing Special Guest Illustrates Success of Inclusive Sports

On June 27, Special Olympics Illinois’ Foundation Board held its 2nd Annual Foundation Golf Outing at Westmoreland Country Club in Wilmette. The sold-out event, which raised $107,000 to support the organization’s ...

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Athletes Looking to Explore New Opportunities with Special Olympics Through Public Speaking

Athletes, do you have a passion for sport? For Special Olympics? Would you like to share your stories with others so that they might become more aware and more engaged ...

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Klawitter Family is Role Model for Family Leadership

Volunteers were busy handing out sunscreen, lip balm and UV bracelets to athletes and coaches throughout the weekend of the 2016 Special Olympics Summer Games in Normal. The Sun Safety ...

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