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Region B JR/HS/Female Basketball – Cancelled

High School Teams listed below are eligible to advance to the 2024 Special Olympics Illinois State Basketball Tournament.

Division
I
Division
II
Division
III
Division
IV
Division
V
Hoffman Estates
Orange
District 300
Eagles White
District 300
Eagles Royals
Palatine RedDist. 128
Storm Blue

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Due to a winter weather advisory that has been issued for counties of Region B & C until 12pm Sunday afternoon The Female, High School and Junior Tournaments have been cancelled. The current advisory includes the following travel warning – “Near-blizzard conditions in open areas will make travel extremely dangerous early this morning. Drifting snow will make some north-south roadways impassable. Avoid travel unless absolutely necessary.” As always, the safety of our athletes, coaches, volunteers, spectators, and staff is our No. 1 priority and the current conditions makes hosting the competition unsafe. This event will not be rescheduled, and a lottery draw will take place for advancement for High School teams to the 2024 State Basketball Tournament.

WWA Winter Weather Advisory Summary

2024 Special Olympics Illinois Weather Policy & Cancellation for Competition

What Is Basketball?

Basketball Facts

One of the most popular sports in Illinois, basketball provides competition for both teams and individuals. Five-on-five team competition is available in Junior, High School and Senior Male (Coed) and Senior Female age groups. Individuals can compete in the Basketball Individual Skills Competition to develop basic basketball skills. Events include the Target Pass, 10 Meter Dribble and Spot Shot events.

Athletes in Illinois who participate in team competition, compete locally at a Region Qualifying event. Individual Skills participants also compete locally in Region Qualifying events. Teams or individuals who win a gold medal are eligible to advance to the State Basketball Championships held in Normal in March.

Basketball Events Offered in Illinois

  • 5-on-5 Team Competition – Junior, High School and Senior age groups

Developmental Events

  • Individual Skills Competition – Target Pass, 10 Meter Dribble, Spot Shot

Competition Information

All Special Olympics Illinois basketball competitions abide by IHSA rules. Any modifications to these rules done by SOILL can be found in the linked rules interpretation.

Special Olympics Illinois Basketball Rule Interpretations

Final Female Divisions

Division I
Game Location: Forestview Academy
Division II
Game Location: Forestview Academy
Thornton Lady CatsRockford All-Stars
Lincolnway Lady HawksWolves Gold
Orland Park Lady OwlsRt6 & 34 Lady Gators

Final Junior Division

Division I
Game Location:
Jacobs High School
Division II
Game Location:
Forestview Academy
Division III
Game Location:
Jacobs High School
Division IV
Game Location:
Jacobs High School
Division V
Game Location:
Forestview Academy
WDSRA Wildcats 1WDSRA Wildcats 2Lincolnway HawksDist 54 Gold GrizzliesFVSRA Blue Stars
Kirby School DistPleasantdale TigersCicero Unity TigersU-46 Blue StarsBerwyn Falcons
Dist 54 GrizzliesNTDSE RaptorsPAEC TigersSD 308 WildcatsCove Yellow
FVSRA Silver StarsPark JR High Mighty Patriots

Final High School Divisions

Division I
Game Location:
Forestview Academy
Division II
Game Location:
Jacobs High School
Division III
Game Location:
Jacobs High School
Division IV
Game Location:
Jacobs High School
Division V
Game Location:
Forestview Academy
District 214 KnightsDistrict 300 Eagles WhiteBarrington BroncosCary Grove BlueCrystal Lake Central Orange
Vernon Hills/D128 Storm BlackDistrict 214 HuskiesGrant Comm HS BulldogsPalatine RedVernon Hills/D128 Storm Blue
Palatine GreyCary Grove WhiteD300 Eagles RoyalHoffman Estates BlueDistrict 214 Falcons
Hoffman Estates OrangeCrystal Lake BlackCove HS YellowDistrict 120 RedCove HS Blue

Facility Information

Jacobs High School: Utilizing Fieldhouse and Main Gym. Enter Athletic Door
Forestview Academy : Utilizing Auxiliary Gym, Fieldhouse and Main Gym Enter through door 1

Event Schedule

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Equipment

Water Bottles and Practice Basketballs

Awards

Awards will be presented on the courts after the a divisions respective gold/silver or bronze/4th place game.

Concessions & Souvenirs

Concessions and Souvenirs will be sold at both sites.

Supporting Documents

2024 Special Olympics Illinois Region B High School/Junior/Female Basketball Final Coach Proof – 12/15/23

Who We Are

Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world.  Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities.  Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life.  Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.

Date

Jan 14 2024
Expired!

Time

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Cost

Free

Location

Forest View High School
2121 S Goebbert Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Location 2

Jacobs High School
2601 Bunker Hill Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102
Jaimie Lieblich

Organizer

Jaimie Lieblich
Phone
773-598-5605
Email
jlieblich@soill.org
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