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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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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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Thanks for Giving Kickoff

Join us for the Thanks for Giving Kickoff. There will be a raffle to win tickets for Thanks for Giving, half off wine glasses and bottles, Giant Jenga & Connect ...

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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 ...

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2016 Gala

Inspire Greatness Gala

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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2016 Public Service Softball Challenge a Huge Hit

On Saturday, Aug. 6, six softball teams consisting of public service men and women – including police officers, firemen, ambulance service personnel, law enforcement dispatchers and former/present military – gathered ...

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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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