Region H Softball Tournament

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.

Softball Events Offered in Illinois


  • Slow Pitch Team Competition


  • Individual Skills Competition (Base Running, Throwing, Fielding and Hitting)


RTP Play Softball Event offering skills and team play. Skills athletes will have the option to try all four softball skills (no entry scores required) Teams are welcome and each team is guaranteed two games.

The facility offers 8 softball/baseball fields, bathrooms, plenty of parking and limited shade.

Registration at 8am
First Games at 9am
Opening Ceremonies at 10am
Skills will start once we finish Opening Ceremonies

Each athlete will need their glove and a water bottle. Pop-up tents are encouraged for when you are not playing. Lots of sunscreen.

This is a nonqualifying event, each athlete will receive a ribbon

A lunch will be provided for each coach and athlete.


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.


Fully vaccinated participants do not need to wear masks, but may choose to still do so.

Participants not fully vaccinated, but who are medically able should continue to wear a mask the majority of the time while at Special Olympics Illinois activities.  Special Olympics Illinois will not be providing masks.  Athletes and coaches must bring their own.

Please check with your Region staff on the status of parents and spectators attending competitions.  With a few exceptions, only registered athletes, coaches and partners are allowed at these events.  It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians the importance of only allowing registered persons into the event.

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.  


Jul 31 2021


9:00 am - 6:00 pm




Land of Lincoln Softball Complex
One University Plaza, MS Rec 2004, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407
Lynde Pavich


Lynde Pavich
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