Area 16 / Starved Rock

Area 16 was founded in 1976 and provides programming for people in the counties of Bureau, Grundy, Henry, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam and Stark.

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

area16Area 16 Contact Info

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Allison Nichols – Area Director

P.O. Box 317
Utica, IL 61373

Phone: 815-220-8128
Fax: 815-220-8150

Events

Volunteer Today

 

Jul
10
Mon
Golf Qualifier H – Area 16 @ Nettle Creek Golf Club
Jul 10 @ 9:45 am – 3:00 pm
Jul
12
Wed
Golf Qualifier B – Area 7 @ Chicago Heights East Golf Course
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Golf Qualifier B - Area 7 @ Chicago Heights East Golf Course | Chicago Heights | Illinois | United States

 

Volunteer for Area 7

This event offers 9-hole and Unified play.

Jul
23
Sun
IDOC Sheridan Correctional Facility Bean Bag Tournament @ Veteran's Memorial, Sheridan
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am
IDOC Sheridan Correctional Facility Bean Bag Tournament @ Veteran's Memorial, Sheridan | Sheridan | Illinois | United States

For more information, please view IDOC Sheridan Bags Tournament Flyer.

Aug
6
Sun
District B Softball – Area 7 @ Inwood Sports Complex
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sep
16
Sat
Volleyball Qualifier D – Area 16 @ LP High School
Sep 16 @ 9:45 am – 3:00 pm
Sep
30
Sat
Area 16 Bowling @ IV Super Bowl
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Oct
1
Sun
Pumpkin Pedal @ Sycamore Speedway
Oct 1 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

A TOUR FOR ALL

Basic CMYKJoin the fun of the Pumpkin Pedal!! This is a wonderful ride for families and serious riders. This year’s 10, 20 & 26 mile trail rides will be entirely on the Great Western Trail. The 40 & 62 mile road rides will be on roads.

TEAM RIDERS

If you pre-register to ride with 5 or more team riders, you will all receive long-sleeved T-shirts. When registering you must choose the team rider ticket option and include the team’s name. Without the team name on your registration, we won’t know you are a team rider and you won’t receive a long-sleeved T-shirt.

 WHY BIKE?

Besides the fun you’ll have and the great people you’ll meet, you’ll be riding to help Special Olympics athletes.  Your entry will support year-round training for Illinois athletes with intellectual disabilities.

JUST ENJOY THE RIDE

All you have to do is bring your bike and helmet, your family, your friends and pedal!!  We’ll take care of the rest! You’ll find:

  1. Rest stops with snacks
  2. Emergency mechanical support
  3. A delicious post-ride meal at Sycamore Speedway from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A vegetarian option will be available.

HEALTH & SAFETY

Our main concern!! Please observe the following:

  1. Bike helmets required!
  2. Stay to the right.
  3. Pass cyclists and walkers on the left and say “passing on your left”.
  4. Drink plenty of water.
  5. Do not ride 2 or more abreast.
  6. STOP at all road crossings.
  7. Children under 16 must ride with an adult.
  8. Stop at stop signs and yield Right of Way.
  9. Follow all Rules of the Road which apply to both cars and cyclists.

Supporting Documents

Nov
2
Thu
Area 16 MATP @ Lighted Way Development Center
Nov 2 @ 9:45 am – 12:45 pm
Nov
4
Sat
Northern Sectional Bowling – Area 1 @ Cherry Bowl
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm