Region D Powerlifting

COVID Procedures

All participants should self-screen prior to arriving at this event and should remain home if feeling unwell or displaying coronavirus symptoms.

All athletes, coaches and spectators are required to wear a mask while inside the powerlifting facility regardless of vaccination status. All athletes and Unified Partners are required to wear a mask indoors while they are competing.

Unless fully vaccinated, participants who are medically able should continue to wear a mask at outdoor venus the majority of time while at Special Olympics Illinois activities.

Athletes and Unified Partners do not have to wear a mask while competing in outdoor competitions.

Vaccination is not required to attend in person events.

Special Olympics Illinois will not be providing masks.  Athletes and coaches must bring their own.

SOILL will have hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes/spray and other cleaning/sanitizing products on-site.

Please check with your Region staff on the status of spectators attending competitions.  The decision on allowing spectators is based on the facility being used for the competition, the rules they have and the amount of people above the number of registered athletes and coaches they can safely accommodate. It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians if spectators will be allowed at this competition.

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 Powerlifting?

Powerlifting provides not only a test of strength but also perseverance. Long hours are required to train for competition in this physically demanding sport. Athletes can compete in one, two or three events combined

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate. Powerlifters are further divided into groups based on weight.

Athletes in Illinois who participate in powerlifting compete locally at Region Qualifying events. Athletes are then eligible to advance to state championships at the Summer Games held in Normal in June.

Powerlifting Events Offered in Illinois

  • Bench Press
  • Deadlift
  • Squat Lift
  • Combined Bench and Deadlift
  • Combined Bench, Deadlift and Squat

Competition Information

Powerlifting Competition.

Facility Information

Large gym area for multiple platforms. Bathrooms available. Parking lot out front.

Event Details

  • Volunteer Check In – 8:30am
  • Agency/Team Check In- 9:30-10:00am
  • Competition Begins- 10:00am
  • Awards – Immediately following competition
  • Competition Ends- around 2:00pm

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Equipment

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Awards

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Concessions

Lunch will be provided to athletes and coaches (on a 3:1) ratio.

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

Feb 19 2022
Expired!

Time

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost

Free

Location

Hope Athletic Center
2641 W. Harrison St. Chicago, IL 60612
Jaimie Yagunich

Organizer

Jaimie Yagunich
Phone
773-278-2178 x104
Email
jyagunich@soill.org

Other Organizers

Halle Engel
Phone
773-406-7808
Email
hengel@soill.org
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