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: 309-888-2012
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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Lip Sync Battle @ Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
Aug 11 @ 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

Mollie Knutson

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.

Supporting Documents

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