During the entire month of June, Casey’s General Store and Coca Cola are teaming up to benefit Special Olympics!
You can be part of the team! Just stop by your local ... Read More
What is the Row Raiser?
Teams of 10 will pull on a row machine the distance of a marathon (26.2 miles) in the shortest amount of time. The event with begin ... Read More
Created with the goal of bringing people together, Special Olympics Unified Sports teams have more than half a million participants worldwide who work together to break down stereotypes about people ... Read More
What is the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby?
It’s a signature annual fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Illinois! The Annual Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby is scheduled to take place on Thursday, ... Read More
What is Five-O at the Dirty O
Five-O at the Dirty O is a Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. It is a stock car race in ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 and Golf. Young Athletes will have ... Read More
By Amy Sheridan - Director Special Events Marketing
I have been fortunate to be around sports my whole life - first as an athlete and competitor throughout my childhood, then in ... Read More
Special Olympics Illinois hosted 19 Spring Games throughout the state and these events saw almost 10,000 athletes competing over a 3-week span. Volunteers are integral to the success of these ... Read More
Running has not traditionally been the sport of choice for the Baxter family, so when Melani and Doug’s daughter Riley said she wanted to run the 800 meter race for ... Read More
For the first time, the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run has added an Athlete Liaison to the State Committee.
Special Olympics Illinois athlete, Rikki Kirsch of Shorewood, proudly joins the group. ... Read More
By Alexandra McMillin
I began working for Special Olympics Illinois in April of 2014, before which I had never been to a Special Olympics event of any kind. I remember sitting ... Read More
The students and athletes at Hersey High in Arlington Heights have become pros at the concept of inclusion, so it only seemed natural to take their example to the next ... Read More
Bloom Township High School’s Girls Basketball team is a great group of players with extremely giving hearts. Coach Andrea Gallardo likes her team to focus on giving back to the ... Read More