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.

area6Area 6 Contact Info

Area Manager: Jordan Vose

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


Sports Offered

Aquatics, Athletics, Basketball, Basketball Individual Skills, Bocce, Unified Bocce, Bowling, Figure Skating, Golf, Golf Individual Skills, Unified Golf, Gymnastics, Motor Activities Training Program (MATP), Powerlifting, Snowshoeing, Soccer, soccer Individual Skills, Softball, Softball Individual Skills, Speed Skating, Tennis, Unified Tennis, Volleyball, Unified Volleyball


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Area 6 Bowling @ Landmark Lanes
Aug 27 @ 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.

Volleyball Qualifier D – Area 16 @ LP High School
Sep 17 @ 9:45 am – 3:00 pm
Area 6 MATP – Morton @ AC Home
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
East Central Sectional Bowling – Area 6 @ Landmark Lanes
Oct 15 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
MedFest – Area 6 @ Special Olympics Illinois Headquarters
Oct 20 all-day

Times are TBD.

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