Clear Channel Chicago Selects SOILL As Partner for Clear Channel Communities
Special Olympics Illinois to be Featured on 7 Stations During Month of September
CHICAGO, Ill. – Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Chicago, one of the largest Chicago radio broadcasters with more than 5 million weekly radio listeners, has selected Special Olympics Illinois as one of the benefiting non-profit organizations included in the Clear Channel Communities initiative.
For the month of September, Clear Channel Chicago will donate significant on air and digital airtime across its cluster of seven stations (107.5 WGCI-FM, 103.5 KISS FM, V103, Inspiration 1390AM, 95.5 El Patrón, 97.5 ESPN Deportes and 93.9 MYfm) to Special Olympics Illinois.
The Chicago Sky’s Elena Delle Donne, Chicago White Sox’s third baseman Conor Gillaspie, Chicago Fire’s Benji Joya and Blackhawk’s Brandon Saad have all lent their voices to public service announcements that urge listeners to realize the power of sports.
Special Olympics Illinois strives to deliver high-quality training and competition in an inclusive culture that stresses athletic excellence, rewards determination, emphasizes health and celebrates achievement. The organization currently serves about 10 percent of those eligible to participate and is always working to increase its reach.
Special Olympics Illinois is thrilled to have this opportunity to spread awareness for the nearly 21,500 traditional athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 18,500 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics Illinois. Those interested in learning more about Special Olympics Illinois, or about getting involved, should visit www.soill.org.
About Special Olympics Illinois
Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for nearly 21,500 Traditional Athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 18,500 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support. If you are interested in learning more about Special Olympics Illinois, volunteering or providing financial support to help make Special Olympics programs possible, contact your local Special Olympics agency, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website at www.soill.org.
Alexandra McMillin, Special Olympics Illinois, at 630-942-5621