Area 1 / Northwestern
Area 1 was founded in 1976 and provides programming for people in the counties of Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, Carroll, Ogle, Whiteside, Lee and De Kalb.
There are many opportunities available for you to get involved with Special Olympics including serving as a volunteer or committee member, helping with fundraising or competing as an athlete. If you live in the Area and want to find out more about the local program, please contact the Area Director listed below.
Area Director: Deborah Kelly
Area Manager: Trent Geiger
904 Myrtle Ave
Dixon, IL 61021
615 N. Longwood St.
Rockford, IL 61107
Alpine Skiing, Athletics, Aquatics, Basketball, Basketball Individual Skills, Bocce, Unified Bocce, Bowling, Cross Country Skiing, Golf, Golf Individual Skills, Unified Golf, Gymnastics, Motor Activity Training Program (MATP), Snowshoeing, Soccer, Softball, Softball Individual Skills, Tennis, Volleyball, Unified Volleyball
This training will:
- Provide Certification in the sport of Flag Football
- Allow Athletes and Coaches to participate
- Provide Coaches with knowledge, training tools, and resources to start a program.
There will be two shifts of trainings; both will offer the same information. Each shift will last approximately an hour and thirty minutes. Please plan accordingly with your Fall Games competition.
Shift One: 12:00PM
Shift Two: 2:00PM
Please register with Trent Geiger by Monday October 17th via phone or email:
Area 1 Manager
Take the Plunge
The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Olson Lake. Participants must raise $100 in donations from friends, family and co-workers in exchange for jumping into the icy waters.