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.

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area6Area 6 Contact Info

Jim Fitzpatrick – Area Director
(Development / Sponsorship)

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

Sponsorship Opportunities

Events

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Aug
10
Thu
Lip Sync Battle @ Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Special Olympics Illinois Heartland/Area 6 and the Law Enforcement Torch Run are hosting their second annual Lip Sync Battle on Aug. 10. This event features Central Illinois celebrities who will “sing” their hearts out against other local celebrities to raise money and awareness for our Area 6 athletes and their families. Lip Sync contestants will perform to one of their favorite songs for the audience, who will in turn vote for their favorite acts with a donation. They are encouraged to wear costumes and can invite friends or family to be their backup singers/dancers! In addition, Best Costume and Best Performance awards will be presented.

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard will be selling soft drinks, water, tea, wine, beer and hard liquor 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.

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Entertainment

Luke and the Drifters will be performing from 8-9 pm. Visit their website at: http://lukeandthedrifters.com/.

Sponsorship Benefits

PRESENTING – $1,500 (3 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 2018

GOLD – $750

  • 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 – $500

  • 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 – $250

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

 

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
26
Thu
MedFest – Area 6 @ Special Olympics Illinois Headquarters
Oct 26 all-day