Region I Lake Mattoon Row 4 Dough

What is Row 4 Dough

What Is Row 4 Dough?
Row 4 Dough is an exercise fundraising event benefiting the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. This event challenges participants to join a team of 5 people to row a 1/2 marathon on Lake Mattoon. Participants can use a Paddle Board, Kayak, or Canoe, but only kayaks will be provided on site. There is a $50 fee to participate. 100 % of the proceeds benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois Region I.

Starting at the Lake Mattoon Beach, teams of 5 rowers/paddlers will race to complete a half marathon rowing distance with each member of the row team consecutively completing 2.6 miles. Join in the fun by dressing in team costumes, creating a sea-worthy team name, and bringing your beach chairs!

After the event participants enjoy lunch and beverages prior to an award presentation. All participants registered receive a Row 4 Dough shirt.

Facility Information

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Event Details

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Volunteer Information

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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 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.

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. 

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Aug 12 2023


8:30 am - 1:00 pm


$50.00 fee to participate.
Vanessa Duncan


Vanessa Duncan

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