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Area 11 Soccer Skills

    The Area 11 Soccer Skills have been cancelled. The poor weather conditions at the facility have necessitated this cancellation. As always, the safety of our athletes, coaches, volunteers, spectators and staff is ...

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Area 11 Spring Games

    The Area 11 Spring Games have been cancelled. The poor weather conditions at the facility have necessitated this cancellation. As always, the safety of our athletes, coaches, volunteers, spectators and staff is our ...

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Area 9 Spring Games **Cancelled**

  The Area 9 Spring Games have been cancelled. The poor weather conditions at the facility have necessitated this cancellation. As always, the safety of our athletes, coaches, volunteers, spectators and staff is our ...

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Area 12 Spring Games **Updated**

  the 2017 Area 12 Spring Games event format has been changed due to the already wet conditions and the forecast for thunderstorms and heavy rain. As always, the safety of our ...

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Area 10 Spring Games **Track Cancelled**

      All Track events and the Running Long Jump event have been cancelled due to the impending inclement weather forecasted for Saturday April 29th.  We will still be holding the following events ...

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Dunkin’ Donuts Cop on Rooftop

2017 marks the 15th Anniversary of the Dunkin’ Donuts Cop on Rooftop event with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois! This event has been a huge success ...

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Summer Games

Summer Games

What is Summer Games? Summer Games is Special Olympics Illinois premiere sports competition with more than  4,000 athletes and Unified Partners competing in 6 different sports, along with 1,600 coaches, 2,000 ...

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Transforming Lives

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World Game Austria: An Amazing Experience

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 ...

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Flag Football, and Athletes, and Bears… OH YES!

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 ...

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Coach Andrea Gallardo & the Bloom Township High School Girls Basketball Team

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 ...

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Alia Zander shoots a puck for Special Olympics

The Blackhawks invited Alia Zander, who is a Special Olympics Illinois Young Professional Board member in Chicago, to Shoot the Puck at one of their games. She was shooting on ...

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Caroline Colianne, Special Olympics Illinois Global Messenger and 2014 USA Games Athlete

Evanston Special Recreation Association - 2017 Special Olympics Illinois State Basketball By contributing writer Kelley Milligan Evanston resident Caroline Colianne has a love for sports that began when she joined the track ...

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Chicago Corporate Cup Success

Playing on a sports team can be fun AND instructive! Just ask the folks from PwC, Baxter, Deloitte, Resolution Life and Accenture. Together with their host, Capital One and their ...

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Three Things You Didn’t Know About Being A Referee For Special Olympics Illinois

Horton Fieldhouse; Normal, IL By contributing writer Gillian Bosquet If you do a Google search for Illinois basketball official Bob Reczek, you’ll learn quickly that he’s not just interested in refereeing basketball. ...

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