Region G Basketball Tournament

What Is Basketball?

One of the most popular sports in Illinois, basketball provides competition for both teams and individuals. Five-on-five team competition is available in junior, high school and senior male (coed), along with senior female age groups. Individuals can compete in the individual skills competition to develop basic basketball skills. Events include the target pass, 10-meter dribble and spot shot events.

Athletes in Illinois who participate in team competition and individual skills compete locally at a region-qualifying event. Teams or individuals who win a gold medal are eligible to advance to State Basketball Tournament, which is held in Normal in March.

Basketball Events Offered in Illinois

  • Five-on-five team competition – junior, high school and senior age groups

Developmental Events

  • Individual skills competition – target pass, 10-meter dribble, spot shot

Competition Information

Basketball team competition. Gold medal winners advance to the State Basketball Tournament.

Facility Information

Illinois Wesleyan University will be hosting all of the games on their basketball courts for this event. Bathrooms are available on both levels. Parking will be available in their main eastern lot near the football field.

Event Details

Registration starts at 7:15 AM

Games begin at 8:00 AM

Volunteer Information

Please click on the button below to register as a volunteer.


Athletes should bring their own water bottles and PPE.


Awards will be given once a division is complete.


Lunch will be provided to registered athletes and coaches. Concessions should be available on site 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, which supports 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 andβ€―Twitter.β€― 

COVID Procedures

Unless a venue has specific COVID protocols in place, Special Olympics Illinois is following Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC COVID protocols and guidelines. Please refer to event specific information or website page (if applicable) to determine if the venue has any specific COVID protocols.

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.


Jan 21 2024


7:00 am - 5:00 pm




Shirk Center
302 E. Emerson St. Bloomington, IL 61701
Bailey Brenner


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