Be Part of the Celebration

Special Olympics International, Special Olympics Illinois and Special Children’s Charities/Special Olympics Chicago are uniting to host nearly a week of exciting events to celebrate the first 50 years of Special Olympics and to launch the movement into the future.

Events planned for July 2018 in Chicago include:

  • First-Ever Special Olympics Unified Cup
  • Global Day of Inclusion
  • Commemorative Torch Run
  • Concert

LETR Volunteers Needed

Law Enforcement officers are needed to assist with the LETR Commemorative Torch Run the morning of Friday, July 20th.  Please note that individuals registered to volunteer will not be able to participate in the Commemorative Torch Run but will still serve a vital role in the 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Volunteer spots for the Commemorative Torch Run are reserved for Law Enforcement Torch Run members only. To register to help, click here.

If you plan on running and would like to register to help during another 50th Anniversary activity or if you are not part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, click here.

Color Guard Volunteers

We have received multiple questions regarding Color Guard involvement during the 50th Anniversary Celebration.  Unfortunately, we are not in need of additional assistance in this area.