Finish Line Youth Foundation Provides Athletes With Shoes, Gear

This Giving Tuesday was extra special for nine Special Olympics Illinois athletes thanks to the Finish Line Youth Foundation. Throughout the year, the Youth Foundation hosts shopping sprees under the name #OneSolePurpose to impact and inspire their team, community and customers while giving back to their partner organizations. Shoe giveaways like this provide these athletes…

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Volunteers, Sponsors Honored at Hero Awards

On Nov. 19, Maggiano’s hosted the 2015 Hero Awards Reception in Schaumburg. This event honors a select group from the Chicagoland area in grateful appreciation of their generous support throughout the year. Honorees and their families enjoyed cocktails and appetizers and mingled with Special Olympics Illinois athletes. Special Olympics Illinois athlete and Global Messenger Bree Bogucki…

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Health Care Service Corp. CEO to be Honored at Gala

Special Olympics Illinois will continue the momentum created at the inaugural Inspire Greatness Gala which celebrated the birth of the Special Olympics movement on July 20, 1968, at Soldier Field in Chicago when it returns to the Four Seasons. The Oct. 24 event, led by Chair Karen Wilson, President and CEO of Make Corporation, will…

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Truckers, Law Enforcement Prepare for Tinley Park Convoy

The World’s Largest Truck Convoy at Hoffman Estates on Aug. 29 at the Sears Centre was a huge success with 67 trucks participating raising more than $19,000 for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. If you weren’t able to join the fun in August, another Truck Convoy will be Oct. 10 at the Hollywood Casino…

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