Area 6 / Heartland

Area 6 was founded in 1977 and provides programming for people in the counties of DeWitt, Livingston, Mason, McLean, Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford.

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

area6Area 6 Contact Info

Jim Fitzpatrick – Area Director
(Development / Sponsorship)

Jordan Vose – Area Manager
(Competition / Athletics)

605 E. Willow St.
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-888-2551
Fax: 309-888-2577

Sponsorship Opportunities

Events

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Apr
1
Sat
District C Swimming – Area 8 @ The ARC - U of I
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
District C Swimming - Area 8 @ The ARC - U of I | Champaign | Illinois | United States

Volunteer for Area 8

Schedule

  • 9-10am: Reg/warmup
  • 10am: OC
  • 10:30: 1st race begins

Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help at this event. For more information contact Carolyn Klocek atcklocek@soill.org or Linda Wunder at lwunder@soill.org.

Apr
2
Sun
Powerlifting Qualifier C – Area 12 @ McKendree Sports Performance Center
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Apr
8
Sat
District H Bocce – Area 8 @ Kankakee High School
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
District H Bocce - Area 8 @ Kankakee High School | Kankakee | Illinois | United States

Volunteer for Area 8

Schedule

  • 9am: Registration
  • 9:30am: Opening Ceremony
  • 10am-5pm: Traditional and Unified competition throughout the day

Volunteers

75 volunteers are needed to help at this event.

Apr
23
Sun
Area 6 Spring Games @ Normal West High School
Apr 23 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Area 6 Spring Games @ Normal West High School | Normal | Illinois | United States

Volunteer

Volunteer for Spring Games

 

This will be a fun day where volunteers will get to interact with athletes as they compete in track and field events. A wide variety of volunteers are needed to help time track events, measure throws and jumps, present awards, serve lunch, help with set up and clean up.

We all work together as a team to make it a great competition experience!  We will have key volunteers on-site to give you training and support!

Schedule

  • Coaches Registration: 7:30 AM
  • Opening Ceremonies Line Up: 8:15 AM
  • Opening Ceremonies: 8:30 AM
  • Games Begin: 9 AM
Apr
29
Sat
Battle 4 BloNo @ Four Seasons II
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Battle 4 BloNo @ Four Seasons II | Bloomington | Illinois | United States

Join us for a fun, community based, team fitness competition to raise money for Special Olympics, Boys & Girls Club and the Humane Society

Teams of four will battle in three fitness competitions: Running, Spinning, & The PIT Strength & Conditioning. The three events are staged in 20 minute stations. Teams will start at a designated station, work together to achieve the most points they can at that station until the 20 minute air-horn blows! After each station, there will be a 10 minute transition/recovery time; then, it’s on to the next station. After the completion of all three stations, each team’s points will be totaled to determine the winners.

Before the event, all teams will get warmed up during our Group Fitness Warm-Up. After the three fitness competition stations, there will be a 20 minute celebratory WERQ dance party and cool-down. The event will culminate with an awards ceremony for the winning teams and a presentation of donations to our local charities. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishing teams in three categories: Female, Male, and Co-Ed. Make sure you stick around after the awards ceremony for food, music, and games! Not participating in the event? That’s okay, come cheer on your friends and family as they compete to win Battle 4 Blono!

Supporting Documents

May
4
Thu
McLean Co. Sheriff’s Office Deputies on Deck @ Chick-Fil-A
May 4 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Peoria School District Track Meet – Area 6 @ Richwoods High School
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Peoria School District Track Meet - Area 6 @ Richwoods High School | Peoria | Illinois | United States

Schedule

  • 10am – Opening Ceremonies
  • 10:20am – 2pm – Competiiton

Parking

Please park in the lot at Expo Gardens (located right off W. Northmoor Rd.) and come in through the football entrance.

Volunteer

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May
6
Sat
El Paso Police Department Trivia Mania @ Mini Expo Building at McLean Co. Fairgrounds
May 6 @ 6:00 pm
El Paso Police Department Trivia Mania @ Mini Expo Building at McLean Co. Fairgrounds | Bloomington | Illinois | United States

For more information, please view El Paso PD Trivia Mania Flyer.

May
20
Sat
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #186 3rd Annual Cop-Run 5K @ Downtown Square
May 20 @ 9:00 am
May
26
Fri
Area 6 MATP – Dwight @ Fox Developmental Center
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Volunteer for Area 6

This event is not open to the public.

Jun
23
Fri
Area 6 Unified Tennis Qualifier @ Evergreen Racquet Club
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Area 6 Unified Tennis Qualifier @ Evergreen Racquet Club | Bloomington | Illinois | United States

Volunteer for Area 6

Event Details

Families, volunteers and spectators will be cheering on the 24 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners as they take to the courts June 24 at Evergreen Racquet Club in Bloomington at the first Special Olympics Illinois Heartland/Area 6 Unified Tennis Qualifier.

The tennis competition will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, June 24. The public is invited to watch the competition, which is expected to be completed by 9 p.m., and experience the joy of achievement by Special Olympics Illinois athletes from Special Opportunities Available in Recreation (S.O.A.R.).

Dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports, training and competition experiences, Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

Volunteers

Volunteer registration is currently closed. For more information contact jvose@soill.org.

Shifts:

  • Tennis Volunteer: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Awards/Results: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
10
Thu
Lip Sync Battle @ Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lip Sync Battle @ Mackinaw Valley Vineyard | Mackinaw | Illinois | United States

Benefiting over 1,000 Special Olympics athletes and more than 400 Young Athletes in Central Illinois

The Lip Sync Battle is a premier event open to the public and is SOILL Heartland/Area 6’s newest fundraiser. All funds from this fun and unique event will go to support the athletes of Heartland/Area 6. The Lip Sync Battle will feature local celebrities “singing” their hearts out against each other to help us raise money and awareness for our athletes and their families.

Contestants will be asked to perform one of their favorite songs for the audience, who in turn will vote for their favorite acts with a donation.  In addition, Best Costume and “Keep Your Day Job” awards will be presented.  Mackinaw Valley Vineyard will be selling wine and beer selections throughout the evening. No outside beverages of any kind are allowed. Audience members are urged to bring lawn chairs or blankets on which to sit during the performances.

Sponsorship Benefits

PRESENTING – $2,500 (2 available)

  • Lip Sync Battle presented by “Your Company” on all marketing platforms and mentions
  • Company name and recognition in radio ad
  • Company logo/name on marketing pieces, news releases, event page, and Facebook post
  • Company logo/name in newsletter sent to more than 1,500 local SOILL fans and families
  • Company logo/name on event site banner provided by SOILL
  • Company logo (and website link) featured on SOILL website
  • Full page and name on cover of event program
  • Tickets provided for 12 people to attend the event
  • First right of refusal in 2017

GOLD – $500

  • Company logo/name on marketing materials, news releases, and event page
  • Company logo/name on event site banner provided by SOILL
  • Full page ad in event program
  • Tickets provided for 6 people to attend the event

SILVER – $250

  • Company logo/name on marketing materials
  • Company logo/name on event site banner provided by SOILL
  • Half-page ad in event program
  • Tickets provided for 4 people to attend the event

BRONZE – $100

  • Company logo on event site banner provided by SOILL
  • Quarter page ad in event program

Event Contacts

Jordan Vose
309-888-2678
jvose@soill.org

Aug
26
Sat
Area 6 Bowling @ Landmark Lanes
Aug 26 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Area 6 Bowling @ Landmark Lanes | Peoria | Illinois | United States

 

Volunteer for Area 6

Special Olympics Illinois Heartland/Area 6 will host its annual Bowling Tournament at Landmark Lanes in Peoria. Over 300 athletes from Area 6 are expected to compete in singles, doubles, team and ramp divisions. Volunteers are needed to help at the following venues: lane assistance, lunch, awards, and souvenirs.

Volunteers play an integral part in the organization of a quality tournament.  Volunteers are needed for 4 hour shifts or for the entire day (8 hours). There are two shifts – the first shift is from 8 a.m.-noon and the second shift will begin at 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old and present a valid photo ID when they arrive on Saturday. In return for their time, volunteers will receive a Special Olympics Illinois volunteer T-shirt.

Sep
16
Sat
Volleyball Qualifier D – Area 16 @ LP High School
Sep 16 @ 9:45 am – 3:00 pm
Sep
30
Sat
Area 6 MATP – AC Home @ AC Home
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Oct
14
Sat
East Central Sectional Bowling – Area 6 @ Landmark Lanes
Oct 14 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Oct
19
Thu
MedFest – Area 6 @ Special Olympics Illinois Headquarters
Oct 19 all-day