Area 14 / Southeastern

Area 14 was founded in 1983 and provides programming for people in the counties of Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jefferson, Marion, Pope, Saline, Wabash, Wayne and White.

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.

Download the Area Profile Sheet for more information

area14Area 14 Contact Info

Knight,Rhonda12

Rhonda Knight – Area Director

Jackie Flechs – Area Manager

P.O. Box 320
Norris City, IL 62869
Phone: 618-383-4400
Fax: 618-378-3153

Events

Volunteer Today

 

Jun
24
Sun
Region G Unified Tennis @ Evergreen Racquet Club
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Region G Unified Tennis @ Evergreen Racquet Club | Bloomington | Illinois | United States

Volunteers

We still need volunteers for this event. Click here to sign up online.

Jun
26
Tue
Goose Island Charity of the Month @ Goose Island Brewhouse
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jun
30
Sat
Whirlyball with Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice – IYC St. Charles @ Whirlyball
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am
Whirlyball with Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice - IYC St. Charles @ Whirlyball | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Teams of 5 will compete against each other in a whirly ball game. Winners will move up according to brackets, much like sporting events. The overall winning team will split 50% of the funds generated from the event. Event takes place in a bumper car, with a wiffle ball, mitt and ball. Teams try to retrieve the ball and score points for their team. There is alcohol available for purchase through the establishment, but not included as part of the package incentive for the event.

Whirly Ball Flyer

 

Jul
1
Sun
2018 USA Games @ Multiple Venues (see below for details)
Jul 1 all-day
2018 USA Games @ Multiple Venues (see below for details) | Seattle | Washington | United States

What is USA Games

The Special Olympics USA Games is a premier, national sports competition that showcases the power and joy of sports at the highest levels.

The USA Games take place every four years with previous host cities being: Ames, Iowa (2006); Lincoln, Nebraska (2010); and Lawrenceville, New Jersey (2014). Now, in its fourth running, the next Special Olympics USA Games will take place in Seattle in July 2018. From July 1-6, 2018 more than 4,000 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will descend upon Seattle and the surrounding region.

14 sports will be offered including swimming, flag football and soccer. 10,000 volunteers will be recruited to support the Games. 10,000 family members and friends and 70,000 spectators are expected to attend.

To learn more about the USA Games and to follow the Illinois team, visit their website or follow on Facebook #2018USAGames and #RiseWithUs.

Venues

University of Washington

  • Athletics
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bocce
  • Flag Football
  • Powerlifting
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Angle Lake

  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Celebration Park

  • Softball

Kenmore Lanes

  • Bowling

Seattle Pacific University

  • Gymnastics

Seattle University

  • Basketball
  • Soccer

King County Aquatic Center

  • Swimming

Willow Run Golf Club

  • Golf

Supporting Documents

Special Olympics Night with the Chicago Sky @ Wintrust Arena
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm

Special Olympics Runs the Game

Join the Chicago Sky and Special Olympics for the inaugural Special Olympics Night, where athletes have the opportunity to work a variety of game-day positions at a Sky home game. Tickets start at just $18 and 50% of all proceeds go to Special Olympics.

For more information download the Special Olympics Night At The Chicago Sky Flyer

Jul
2
Mon
2018 USA Games @ Multiple Venues (see below for details)
Jul 2 all-day
2018 USA Games @ Multiple Venues (see below for details) | Seattle | Washington | United States

What is USA Games

The Special Olympics USA Games is a premier, national sports competition that showcases the power and joy of sports at the highest levels.

The USA Games take place every four years with previous host cities being: Ames, Iowa (2006); Lincoln, Nebraska (2010); and Lawrenceville, New Jersey (2014). Now, in its fourth running, the next Special Olympics USA Games will take place in Seattle in July 2018. From July 1-6, 2018 more than 4,000 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will descend upon Seattle and the surrounding region.

14 sports will be offered including swimming, flag football and soccer. 10,000 volunteers will be recruited to support the Games. 10,000 family members and friends and 70,000 spectators are expected to attend.

To learn more about the USA Games and to follow the Illinois team, visit their website or follow on Facebook #2018USAGames and #RiseWithUs.

Venues

University of Washington

  • Athletics
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bocce
  • Flag Football
  • Powerlifting
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Angle Lake

  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Celebration Park

  • Softball

Kenmore Lanes

  • Bowling

Seattle Pacific University

  • Gymnastics

Seattle University

  • Basketball
  • Soccer

King County Aquatic Center

  • Swimming

Willow Run Golf Club

  • Golf

Supporting Documents

Jul
3
Tue
2018 USA Games @ Multiple Venues (see below for details)
Jul 3 all-day
2018 USA Games @ Multiple Venues (see below for details) | Seattle | Washington | United States

What is USA Games

The Special Olympics USA Games is a premier, national sports competition that showcases the power and joy of sports at the highest levels.

The USA Games take place every four years with previous host cities being: Ames, Iowa (2006); Lincoln, Nebraska (2010); and Lawrenceville, New Jersey (2014). Now, in its fourth running, the next Special Olympics USA Games will take place in Seattle in July 2018. From July 1-6, 2018 more than 4,000 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will descend upon Seattle and the surrounding region.

14 sports will be offered including swimming, flag football and soccer. 10,000 volunteers will be recruited to support the Games. 10,000 family members and friends and 70,000 spectators are expected to attend.

To learn more about the USA Games and to follow the Illinois team, visit their website or follow on Facebook #2018USAGames and #RiseWithUs.

Venues

University of Washington

  • Athletics
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bocce
  • Flag Football
  • Powerlifting
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Angle Lake

  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Celebration Park

  • Softball

Kenmore Lanes

  • Bowling

Seattle Pacific University

  • Gymnastics

Seattle University

  • Basketball
  • Soccer

King County Aquatic Center

  • Swimming

Willow Run Golf Club

  • Golf

Supporting Documents

Jul
4
Wed
2018 USA Games @ Multiple Venues (see below for details)
Jul 4 all-day
2018 USA Games @ Multiple Venues (see below for details) | Seattle | Washington | United States

What is USA Games

The Special Olympics USA Games is a premier, national sports competition that showcases the power and joy of sports at the highest levels.

The USA Games take place every four years with previous host cities being: Ames, Iowa (2006); Lincoln, Nebraska (2010); and Lawrenceville, New Jersey (2014). Now, in its fourth running, the next Special Olympics USA Games will take place in Seattle in July 2018. From July 1-6, 2018 more than 4,000 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will descend upon Seattle and the surrounding region.

14 sports will be offered including swimming, flag football and soccer. 10,000 volunteers will be recruited to support the Games. 10,000 family members and friends and 70,000 spectators are expected to attend.

To learn more about the USA Games and to follow the Illinois team, visit their website or follow on Facebook #2018USAGames and #RiseWithUs.

Venues

University of Washington

  • Athletics
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bocce
  • Flag Football
  • Powerlifting
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Angle Lake

  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Celebration Park

  • Softball

Kenmore Lanes

  • Bowling

Seattle Pacific University

  • Gymnastics

Seattle University

  • Basketball
  • Soccer

King County Aquatic Center

  • Swimming

Willow Run Golf Club

  • Golf

Supporting Documents

Jul
5
Thu
2018 USA Games @ Multiple Venues (see below for details)
Jul 5 all-day
2018 USA Games @ Multiple Venues (see below for details) | Seattle | Washington | United States

What is USA Games

The Special Olympics USA Games is a premier, national sports competition that showcases the power and joy of sports at the highest levels.

The USA Games take place every four years with previous host cities being: Ames, Iowa (2006); Lincoln, Nebraska (2010); and Lawrenceville, New Jersey (2014). Now, in its fourth running, the next Special Olympics USA Games will take place in Seattle in July 2018. From July 1-6, 2018 more than 4,000 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will descend upon Seattle and the surrounding region.

14 sports will be offered including swimming, flag football and soccer. 10,000 volunteers will be recruited to support the Games. 10,000 family members and friends and 70,000 spectators are expected to attend.

To learn more about the USA Games and to follow the Illinois team, visit their website or follow on Facebook #2018USAGames and #RiseWithUs.

Venues

University of Washington

  • Athletics
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bocce
  • Flag Football
  • Powerlifting
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Angle Lake

  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Celebration Park

  • Softball

Kenmore Lanes

  • Bowling

Seattle Pacific University

  • Gymnastics

Seattle University

  • Basketball
  • Soccer

King County Aquatic Center

  • Swimming

Willow Run Golf Club

  • Golf

Supporting Documents

Jul
6
Fri
2018 USA Games @ Multiple Venues (see below for details)
Jul 6 all-day
2018 USA Games @ Multiple Venues (see below for details) | Seattle | Washington | United States

What is USA Games

The Special Olympics USA Games is a premier, national sports competition that showcases the power and joy of sports at the highest levels.

The USA Games take place every four years with previous host cities being: Ames, Iowa (2006); Lincoln, Nebraska (2010); and Lawrenceville, New Jersey (2014). Now, in its fourth running, the next Special Olympics USA Games will take place in Seattle in July 2018. From July 1-6, 2018 more than 4,000 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will descend upon Seattle and the surrounding region.

14 sports will be offered including swimming, flag football and soccer. 10,000 volunteers will be recruited to support the Games. 10,000 family members and friends and 70,000 spectators are expected to attend.

To learn more about the USA Games and to follow the Illinois team, visit their website or follow on Facebook #2018USAGames and #RiseWithUs.

Venues

University of Washington

  • Athletics
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bocce
  • Flag Football
  • Powerlifting
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Angle Lake

  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Celebration Park

  • Softball

Kenmore Lanes

  • Bowling

Seattle Pacific University

  • Gymnastics

Seattle University

  • Basketball
  • Soccer

King County Aquatic Center

  • Swimming

Willow Run Golf Club

  • Golf

Supporting Documents

Jul
7
Sat
Row Raiser @ Various Crossift Locations (see below for details)
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Register Here

 

For Bloomington registration click here.

Save the Date!

Contact heather Davis to sign up your box/gym as an official location by emailing hdavis@soill.org

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 with an Opening Ceremony at 9 a.m. and rowing will begin immediately afterward.

Awards will be given in a variety of categories. Proceeds  benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.

2018 Participating Boxes

  • Crossfit Bloomington-Normal – 401 Bronco Dr. Unit D, Bloomington – Register Here
  • Crossfit Defined – 3834 N. Broadway St., Chicago (July 14)
  • Crossfit Four D – 888 Third Ave., Unit A, Morris
  • Crossfit Henosis – 500 N. Oakland Ave., Carbondale
  • Crossfit Influence – 708 Walnut Circle, Wapella
  • Crossfit Invalesco – 22005 Howell Dr., New Lenox (July 14)
  • Crossfit Mattoon – Held at Sharp Iron Athletics, 2601 Marshall Ave., Mattoon, IL 61938
  • Crossfit Natus Vincere – 1159 E. 9th St., Lockport, IL
  • Crossfit Pally – 540 W. Colfax, Palatine
  • Crossfit Thunderbolt – 122A Kirkland Cir, Oswego
  • Crossfit Turbine – 330 S. Main Place, Carol Stream
  • Crossfit Voyage – 102R W. State St., O’Fallon, IL
  • Flatlander Fitness – 333 N. Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL
  • Goose Island Crossfit – 1750 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago
  • Jacksonville Fire Dept. – Held at Carriage House Crossfit, 1845 S Main St, Jacksonville, IL (TBA Fall 2018)
  • Jones Chiropractic Gym  – Held at Rail Splitter Crossfit, 300 W. North St., Springfield, IL
  • Qtown Crossfit – 3800 Broadway, Quincy
  • Unyoked Crossfit – 2702 Hundman Dr., Champaign
  • Wells Street Crossfit – 1219 Wells St., Chicago

Quote of the year:

I love CrossFit, I love all of you. Thank you for today.  It is by grace that I can do this. – Anonymous SO Athlete and rower

SUPER Team

Sam & Jenn Dancer are challenging the Crossfit Community to bring out a team to the Row Raiser this year to celebrate the 50th.  In addition to this challenge, they will be bringing a surprise “SUPER TEAM” to Quincy Illinois – ANY team who can beat the super team will get a very SPECIAL PRIZE PACKAGE from their sponsor!  The challenge is ON!! And the prize is going to be BIG!  Share this with your competitive teams today!

History of the Event

The first Row Raiser was held in Quincy in 2015. Organized by CrossFit athlete Sam Dancer, the first event raised $10,000 for Special Olympics Illinois. This year, the Row Raiser is being held in 12 Illinois cities with the goal of raising $100,000.

Since partnering with Special Olympics Illinois Southwestern/Area 11, Sam Dancer and his staff opened their hearts to training a few “special” athletes.  This has made QTOWN CrossFit a model of inclusion for the CrossFit community. As the relationships grew, so did the desire to impact more Special Olympics athletes through raising funds and awareness statewide.  This is where YOU come in.

2017 Event

Best Row times:

  • 1st – Team RSP Crossfit: 2:15:50
  • 2nd – Team Crossfit Oswego: 2:19:30
  • 3rd – Team Flops Qtown: 2:22:00

 Sponsors

Region C Tennis @ Metea Valley High School
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jul
9
Mon
Region A Golf-Individual Skills @ Senica's Deer Park GC
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am
Jul
11
Wed
Region D Tennis @ Waveland Park Tennis Courts
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Region E Golf -9 Hole & Unified @ Chicago Heights East Golf Course
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am
Jul
12
Thu
Region I MATP @ Macon Resources
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jul
14
Sat
Region C Bowling @ Stardust Bowl
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am
Jul
16
Mon
Region B Unified Golf @ Randall Oaks Golf Club
Jul 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jul
17
Tue
50th Anniversary Celebration @ CIBC Fire Pitch, Toyota Park, Soldier Field
Jul 17 – Jul 21 all-day
Region C Golf-Individual Skills @ White Pines Golf Club
Jul 17 @ 8:00 am
Jul
19
Thu
PMI Bowl-A-Thon @ Big River Bowling
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
20
Fri
Region I-MATP @ Christian County Mental Health
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jul
21
Sat
Five-O at the Dirty-O @ The Dirt Oval @ Route 66 Raceway
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Five-O at the Dirty-O @ The Dirt Oval @ Route 66 Raceway | Elwood | Illinois | United States

Register with SOILL Support a Driver

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 which law enforcement officers race stock vehicles decked out in their department’s patrol colors and decals! The event takes place at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet.

Each officer must raise a minimum of $500 in donations to participate. The winning officer not only will receive ultimate bragging rights as the fastest cop in town but will be presented with the trophy.

Click here for a full list of rules.

Who can participate?

Drivers for this event must be active or retired law enforcement personnel and associated with a department.  Drivers are responsible for building their own car and raising a minimum of $500 in donations.  Retired police vehicles with emergency lights are preferred, but not mandatory.

Pit Crew is open to the general public, but must be associated with a registered driver. The Pit Crew role is to assist the driver in their fundraising efforts leading up to the event.  The more funds raised by a driver’s team the farther up in the starting lineup they will begin.

How to Register

Drivers and Pit Crew must register online by clicking here.  To download step-by-step Donor Drive registration instructions, click here.

Drivers (ONLY) must also register with the Dirt Oval @ Route 66 track by clicking here.

After registration be sure to track all your offline donations via your page. Click here for instructions.

Tickets to the event

Help the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run pack the stands! Last year this event was sold out so be sure to purchase your tickets online at: http://dirtoval66.com.

Driver Resources

Public Safety Vehicle Show

In addition to the Five-O at the Dirty-O, the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run will be hosting a Public Safety Vehicle during that nights events.  All Public Safety organizations are encouraged to join us for this event! Registration is free and this is a great opportunity to interact with the public and help raise awareness for your local efforts.

To register a vehicle for the show please complete the form below.

 

Sponsors

 
Route 66