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Illinois Lottery Launches New Special Olympics Game

The Illinois Lottery, along with Special Olympics Illinois and Illinois Health and Human Services, unveiled the newest version of The Special Olympics Ticket - a unique lottery instant game benefiting ...

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Chicago Corporate Cup

  The CapAbilities Network, an associate network within Capital One, will be the primary sponsor of the second annual Chicago Corporate Cup, an inter-company basketball tournament benefitting Special Olympics Illinois. This tournament ...

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Polar Plunge

    What is the Polar Plunge The Polar Plunge, presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a dip into ...

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Skating Championships

What is the Skating Championships? The Skating Championships are one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the culminating competition for those participating in figure skating and speed skating.  The Skating ...

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The Young Professionals Board (YPB) of Special Olympics Illinois hosted their sixth annual fundraising event to benefit the athletes in the Chicago/Area 3 program.  “Thanks-for-Giving”, a wine and beer tasting ...

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Special Olympics Illinois Area 3/Chicago Basketball Competitions

Athletes from across the city of Chicago competed in a variety of both Basketball Teams and Individual Basketball Skills competitions for the chance to win the Gold Medal and advance ...

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George's Gang

Our polar plunge team, "George's Gang," is plunging in honor of our dear friend and coworker, Ellen "George" Tarrant, who passed away in August 2016. At work she was referred ...

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Torture video provokes the worst of many fears for parents of special-needs kids

Originally Published by the Chicago Tribune by Patrick Kampert The cliche among people who have children with special needs is that our most fervent wish is that we will live one minute ...

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Volunteers Instrumental to Success of Winter Games

Every year Special Olympics Illinois relies on the generosity of tens of thousands of volunteers to put on nearly 300 events and competitions. These helpers, comprised of family members, friends, ...

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New This Year - Mendota Polar Plunge

You have heard the expression, “Too much of a good thing is not enough”. Well, so have we. That is why we have added another Polar Plunge this season, in ...

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Special Olympics Illinois sending 6 athletes, 5 delegates to 2017 Special Olympics Winter World Games in Austria

Special Olympics Illinois is proud to announce 6 athletes will be representing the United States, as part of Special Olympics USA at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games, The ...

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