Johnston City School District Takes on the Southern Ducky Derby Dash

This summer, the Johnston City School District jumped at the chance to give back to their community. The Johnston City High School Business Club has been involved in Special Olympics Illinois for several years and will be a part of selling ducks for the Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash set to take place at the…

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Jacob Dobson – 2019 Ducky Derby Dash Ambassador

Saline County-Resident and Special Olympics Illinois athlete – Jacob Dobson will serve as the 2019 Duck Derby Dash Ambassador at the 5th Annual Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash. The Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash takes place at the Du Quoin State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 1. This summer Jacob is spreading the word about the…

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Team Finds It Has the Right Stuff for Southern Illinois Plane Pull

On Sept. 24, the Law Enforcement Torch Run partnered with Southern Illinois University’s School of Aviation to present the inaugural Southern Illinois Plane Pull hosted at the Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro. Sixteen teams competed, each with 8 members playing tug-of-war against the SIU School of Aviation’s 737 weighing more than 60,000 pounds. More than…

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Area News – November 2015

Area 3 More than 1,300 Athletes Receive Free Health Exams Special Olympics Illinois hosted the 17th Annual MedFest on Nov. 10 at the United Center in Chicago. The United Center generously welcomed Special Olympics Illinois back for this event which provides people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to receive the sports physical required to participate…

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Area News – October 2015

Areas 2, 3, 5, 13, 16 Pumpkin Pedal Brings Special Olympics Fans, Cyclists Together This year marked the 24th Pumpkin Pedal Bike Tour for Special Olympics Illinois. Nearly 300 riders took to the trails for the athletes on Oct. 4 at the brand new location – the Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park. This event draws…

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