Featured Events

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 ...

Read More

2016 Gala

Inspire Greatness Gala

  Join us, along with this year’s Chair Kristi Savacool, CEO of Aon Hewitt, for an exciting evening of dinner, dancing and a spectacular live and silent auction – all benefiting ...

Read More

State Bowling 1

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 ...

Read More

Transforming Lives

Click here for more Transforming Lives Stories

Illinois Eric Baumann

Athlete: Change Can Be Scary, But Brings Rewards

By Eric Baumann of Vienna. A Special Olympics Illinois athlete and member of Board of Directors, Eric spoke to SOILL staff and board members at a meeting on Oct. 5, 2016 “I’ve ...

Read More

JohnHenley Spring 020

Inspire Greatness Gala to Feature Athlete John Henley, Family

On Oct. 22, hundreds will gather at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park for the 9th Annual Inspire Greatness Gala to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. These guests will hear from featured ...

Read More

IMG 1048

Pumpkin Pedal Becomes Personal for Rider

On Sunday, Oct. 2, hundreds of bicyclists participated in the 25th Annual Pumpkin Pedal Bike Tour to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. This ride brought out serious riders and families alike. This year’s event saw ...

Read More


Team Finds It Has the Right Stuff for Southern Illinois Plane Pull

On Sept. 24, the Law Enforcement Torch Run partnered with Southern Illinois University’s School of Aviation to present the inaugural Southern Illinois Plane Pull hosted at the Southern Illinois Airport ...

Read More


Aon Hewitt CEO to Chair Inspire Greatness Gala

Special Olympics Illinois is pleased to introduce Kristi Savacool, Chief Executive Officer of Aon Hewitt, as the Chair of the 2016 Inspire Greatness Gala. Aon Hewitt serves more than 20,000 clients ...

Read More


2 Illinois Softball Teams Compete at SONA Invitational Tournament

Special Olympics Illinois was represented by 26 athletes and Unified partners on two softball teams at the 2016 Special Olympics North America Softball Invitational Tournament Aug. 18-21 in Roanoke, Va. Representing ...

Read More


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 ...

Read More