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Casey’s Partners with SOILL to Promote Change in Communities


Visit local Casey’s stores to round up at the register. Funds raised will support athletes across the state.

Chicago Baseball Bash in Mesa, AZ


Experience a Chicago-style party after a Cubs Spring Training Game! The event is a traditional Chi-Town party filled with your favorite celebrities entertaining the crowd!

What a great way to enhance your spring training trip, by going to Chicago Baseball Bash for Special Olympics on March 20, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Sheraton in Wrigleyville West, Mesa, Arizona. This event is hosted by George Wendt of Cheers and other sports celebrities. All proceeds benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.

Chicago Baseball Bash tickets are $40 per person and include entertainment, a Chicago-themed buffet, and open bar of beer, wine and soda.

Appropriately, this event will be held in Mesa, the first-ever Autism Certified City in the U.S. designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), the result of nearly a year-long quest to tailor travel experiences for individuals with autism and their families.

In total, almost 100 businesses and organizations in Mesa and the surrounding area completed autism certification training, and are now each deemed a Certified Autism Center by IBCCES. The effort was immediately embraced by other city factions including the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and numerous nonprofit organizations. More than 500 Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities employees and 1,200 plus Mesa Police Department public safety and law enforcement officers are fully committed to autism certification training. To date, nearly 4,000 community members have completed or committed to the autism certification.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit Chicago Baseball Bash.

Respect Week


Looking to get involved with Respect Week? View this page to learn more about the activities we have planned!

Illinois Lottery Launches Special Olympics Illinois Ticket


Today, the Illinois Lottery launches its Special Olympics Illinois Instant Ticket called It Takes 2!

Funds raised by this instant ticket will help support programs for athletes at Special Olympics Illinois.

The It Takes 2 ticket costs $2, and players can win up to $20,000 while #DoingGOOD. The ticket is on sale now at Illinois Lottery retailers across the state.

We hope you will consider purchasing this ticket and encourage others to do the same.

To learn more about this ticket visit,

Thank you for your support of our organization as we continue in our efforts to support our athletes at Special Olympics Illinois.

Team and Unified Basketball Cancelled


An important announcement regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 and how it affects competition/events.