eSports and Virtual Activities Stories

2020 Virtual Summer Games


The virtual event will take place Tuesday, June 9 – Sunday, June 14.  Activities are being planned for each day for athletes, coaches, volunteers, and other members of the Special Olympics Illinois community to enjoy.

Save the Date for the 2020 Special Olympics Illinois Virtual Summer Games!

Stay tuned here and on our social media channels for more information as it becomes available, including the full schedule of events.

Until then, you can RSVP for Virtual Summer Games on Facebook. Plus, souvenirs are available now! Orders placed by May 28 will ship on June 3.  A free shipping option will be available to select after you enter your shipping address.

No matter the season, #SOILLStandsTogether!

SOILL Athletes to Compete in eSports


SOILL is getting in the game! Four Illinois athletes will be soon be racing to be named the winner of an upcoming Forza Motorsports eSports competition.  

Forty Special Olympics athletes from across the country are preparing to battle for the title of fastest racer. Starting at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 30, a captive audience will have a front row seat via SOILL’s channel. The multi-hour event will conclude with an awards ceremony taking place inside the popular game Minecraft.  

Click on the player’s name below to read his/her profile.


And, to see who passes that checkered flag first, tune in to to watch the race.  

Good luck, team!