Region D Welcome Back Family Fun Fest
What is the Welcome Back Family Fun Fest?
Greetings Athletes, Families, Coaches and Friends!
We are excited to welcome our Special Olympics families back this Saturday at the Special Olympics Family Fest at Humboldt Park from 10am – 2pm!
Families are welcome to come at any time. Please plan on spending about 2 hours to get through everything, but you are welcome to stay as long as you would like. Games, activities, entertainment, resources and lunch will be ongoing throughout the day! The event schedule is below. The fest will end at 2pm.
All guests of the event will need to check in at the Welcome Tent upon arrival. The tent will be located near the parking lot. See the map under Supporting Document for reference. Special Olympics Illinois staff will be checking the eligibility of athletes in regards to current paperwork status. Families will also receive maps, info for the day and lunch bracelets for Connie’s Pizza.
Humboldt Park Boathouse – 1301 N. Humboldt Blvd.
There is a parking lot on-site with limited parking. If this lot fills up, there is additional parking on the south end of the park on Luis Munoz Marin rive. See the map under Supporting Documents.
The Special Olympics has a unique partnership in Chicago that includes the Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools, Special Olympics Illinois and Special Olympics Chicago/Special Charities and we are all excited to be working together again and to see all of you on August 28th!
Each person attending is required to register in advance and complete a Communicable Disease and Code of Conduct waiver. The link to register and links to the waivers are below. Waivers may be sent directly to Dani Chitwood in the Region D office at firstname.lastname@example.org or can be completed on-site. Thank you for pre-registering for this event!
Schedule of the Day
10am – DJ
10:15am – Music Performance by Tiny Bubbles
10:30am – Michael Jackson Entertainment
11am – Amazon Presentation
11:15am – The Happiness Club – Music and Dancing
11:45 – Music Performance by Tiny Bubbles
12pm – Pocket Circus
12:30pm – DJ
1pm – Michael Jackson Entertainment
1:30pm – DJ
2pm – Stage Closes
10:30am – 12:30pm – Petting Zoo
10:30am – 1:30pm – Face painting
Golf Demo Area
Softball Demo Area
Flag Football Demo Area
Snowshoe Demo Area
Basketball Demo Area
Soccer Demo Area
SOILL Healthy Athlete Initiatives
Thanks to all of the great families and organizations that help support Special Olympics in Chicago. Thanks in advance to all of the great volunteers that help to make this event and every event possible, as well as to all of the resource fair attendees that will be so helpful to so many this Saturday.
Resource Area Representatives
Community Service Options
Division of Rehabilitation Services
Chicago Hearing Society
Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children’s Charities
Chicago Public Schools
Chicago Park District
Special Olympics Illinois
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.
All participants should self-screen prior to arriving at this event and should remain home if feeling unwell or displaying coronavirus symptoms.
All participants are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccine status while indoors.
Vaccination is not required to attend in person events.
Special Olympics Illinois will not be providing masks. Participants must bring their own.
SOILL will have hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes/spray and other cleaning/sanitizing products on-site for participants’ use.
Every effort will be made to sanitize equipment and supplies that are routinely touched by the public. Social distancing will be encouraged at sales tables. The flow of purchasers will move in one direction to avoid crossing paths.
Even with the vaccine, there is no way to completely eliminate the risk of infection. Individuals with a higher susceptibility risk for COVID-19 are encouraged to review the information on the CDC and IDPH website to make an informed decision about attending in person events.
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: