Region D Spring Games Opening Ceremony

COVID Procedures

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

Vaccination is not required to attend in person events.

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 the Opening Ceremony?

Join with the Region D athletes, coaches and volunteers as we kick off a week of Track and Field events. Opening Ceremony at Soldier Field is a long-standing tradition with the Chicago Special Olympics Illinois program. Dignitaries from the city show their admiration and respect for the athletes; local entertainment wows the crowd, athletes parade across the field and the program ends with the lighting of the cauldron.

Facility Information

The stands will be available for seating, bathrooms will be open, parking off of Waldron drive will be available.

Event Details

  • Volunteer Check In – 8:30am
  • Agency/Team Check In- 9:30-10:00am
  • Ceremony Begins- 10:00am
  • Event 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.

Concessions

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

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

May 05 2022
Expired!

Time

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost

Free

Location

Soldier Field
1410 S. Museum Campus Dr. Chicago, IL 60605
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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