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Region D Softball Teams

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

Softball Teams Competition. Porta Johns and parking available.

Facility Information

Outdoor fields will be utilized for softball team competition

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. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and X.  

Date

May 21 - 22 2024
Expired!

Time

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cost

Free

Location

Washington Park
1501 S. Grand Ave, Springfield, IL 62704

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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