Region E Softball

COVID Procedures

Unless a venue has specific COVID protocols in place, Special Olympics Illinois is following Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC COVID protocols and guidelines.  Please refer to event specific information or website page (if applicable) to determine if the venue has any specific COVID protocols. 

Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible.  While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority.  All of our in person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines. 

Please review the COVID High-Risk fact sheet for more information:

https://www.soill.org/wp-content/uploads/2-High-Risk-Fact-Sheet-7.9.20.pdf

What Is Softball?

Slow pitch softball involves teams of 10 athletes each. Individuals who wish to play softball but do not have a team can participate in Individual Skills Competition to develop basic softball skills.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate.

Teams or individuals in Illinois who participate in softball compete locally at Region Qualifying events. Gold medal winners are eligible to advance to state championships at the Outdoor Sports Festival held in Decatur in September.

Softball Events Offered in Illinois

Traditional

  • Slow Pitch Team Competition

Developmental

  • Individual Skills Competition (Base Running, Throwing, Fielding and Hitting)

Competition Information

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Facility Information

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Event Details

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Volunteer Information

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Equipment

Athletes should bring their own softball equipment.

Awards

Awards will be given once divisions are completed.

Concessions

TBD

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all State Championship Competitions, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.

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

Aug 07 2022
Expired!

Time

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost

Free

Location

SRJC Inwood Park
3000 W. Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435
Annie Riddering

Organizer

Annie Riddering
Phone
219616-6081
Email
ariddering@soill.org
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