Lisa Menichino Kicks off the CCIW Women’s Tennis Championship with the Opening Serve

Saturday, October 19, marked an exciting day for long-time tennis player Lisa Menichino. Lisa kicked off the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Women’s Tennis Championship with an honorary serve. She has been competing with Special Olympics Illinois since 1985. Lisa cherishes Special Olympics for many reasons, some of which provided Lisa the opportunity…

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Meet Maria Meyer- 2019 Duck Derby Ambassador

Over 60,000 rubber ducks will drop off the Wabash Bridge into the Chicago River at 1 p.m. August 8, 2019! The 14th Annual Chicago Ducky Derby to benefit Special Olympics Illinois enthralls people of all ages who watch the ducks “race” to the finish line. Special Olympics Illinois athlete and 2019 Duck Derby Ambassador, Maria…

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SOILL Prom Royalty

For Special Olympic Illinois athletes Alyssa SanFilippo and Chris Jorjorian, senior year in high school are all about making memories, attending football games, hanging out with friends, and trying to avoid senior-itis. But their friends at Naperville Central High School decided to add one more memory to their list before they graduate. Royalty. Alyssa and…

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