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Region D Softball Skills

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 the State Softball Tournament 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

Individual Skills: All athletes will be given the opportunity to complete three Softball skills.

Final divisions are created prior to competition and athletes will rotate from skill to skill with their group.

Facility Information

Outdoor fields will be used for skills. Porta johns are available, as well as street parking.

Event Details

  • Volunteer check-in: 8:30 AM
  • Agency/Team check-in: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Competition begins: 10:00 AM
  • Awards: Immediately following competition
  • Competition ends: around 1:00 PM

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. Registered volunteers will be provided lunch as well.

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 Illinois is a not-for-profit sports organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports to a community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year-round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development. 

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website at www.soill.org. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and X.  

Date

May 23 - 24 2024

Time

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cost

Free

Location

Kerry Wood Cubs Field
3400 N Rockwell St, Chicago, IL 60618

Organizer

Caitlin Tipre
Phone
773-997-3828
Email
ctipre@soill.org

Other Organizers

Katie McFadden
Email
kmcfadden@soill.org
Brenden Cannon
Brenden Cannon
Phone
773-879-0034
Email
bcannon@soill.org
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