We've almost reached the end of 2022. The past year was filled with competition, volunteer involvement, health
programming, and most importantly, opportunity. Opportunities that let our athletes show the world what they can do.
And, opportunities that helped to build more inclusive communities throughout the state.

The holiday season is yet another opportunity. This opportunity allows us to look back over the last twelve months and celebrate all that our athletes have achieved. And to make that a little easier for you we present the 12 Stories of Special Olympics Illinois.


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So, we invite you to join us in those festivities. Below, find the 12 stories we're featuring as we reflect on 2022. You can also find these stories each day on our Facebook and Instagram stories.

Meet the 2022 Champions Ball Featured Athletes

Announcing Our Historic Partnership in Rockford

Building a More Inclusive Future in the Workplace

Meet #TeamSOILL Unified Soccer

Big Wins and Brave Attempts at USA Games

Healthy Athletes Health Screening at USA Games

"It's Great to Be Back" at Summer Games

Teamwork Pays Off at Fall Games

East. St. Lous Players Fully Embraced at the State Flag Football Tournament

Bree’s Marathon Run

Athlete Leader reflects on 2022 Leadership Academy

Wishing all the members of the Special Olympics Illinois community a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!