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
- Individual skills competition – target pass, 10-meter dribble, spot shot
Basketball team competition. Gold medal winners advance to the State Basketball tournament.
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.
Registration starts at 7:15 AM
Games begin at 8:00 AM
Please check back closer to the competition for more information.
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.
To see a complete list of all state championship competitions, click here.
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Who We Are
Special Olympics Illinois 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 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 9,000 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.
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