Region I Mattoon High School Spring Games
Athletics offers a wide variety of traditional track and field events. Competition is also provided for athletes with lower ability levels in a variety of development track and field events.
As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate.
Athletes in Illinois who compete in athletics compete locally at their Region Spring Games. Gold medal winners are eligible to advance to the state championship held at the Summer Games in Normal in June.
Athletics Events Offered in Illinois
- 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500 and 3000 Meter Run
- 100, 400 and 800 Meter Race Walk
- Running Long Jump
- High Jump
- Shotput and Wheelchair Shotput
- Relays – 4X100 and 4X400 Meter Run, 4×25 Meter Wheelchair and 4×100 Meter Walk
- Pentathlon (100, 400 Meter Run, Running Long Jump, High Jump and Shotput)
- 25, 30 Slalom, 100 and 200 Meter Non Motorized Wheelchair Race
- 10, 25 and 50 Meter Assisted Walk
- 30 and 50 Meter Motorized Wheelchair Slalom
- Standing Long Jump
- High Jump
- Softball Throw
- Tennis Ball Throw
Event Information –
8:30am – 9:30am Team and Volunteer check in
All teams/volunteers will be screened upon arrival, masks must be worn and social distancing is encouraged. Lastly, each team will be at each event area for 30 minutes and then they will rotate. There will be a clean up time between each shift. Entrance for registration will be on the East side of the school (football field entrance). Plenty of parking in the East and North school parking lots. There will be flagging marking the entrance and all teams will have to go through the Covid screening process, so please arrive as a team if possible.
9:30am – Modified Opening Ceremony. Teams will not be parading in on the track this year. All teams will be assigned to one of the three competition areas to start immediately following Opening Ceremony. Every 30 minutes, an announcement will be made when it’s time to rotate to the next event area.
*Please avoid going to the back of the school, there will be a baseball tournament in progress.
10:00am – 12:30pm – Competition
Facility Information – Mattoon High School track located behind to the East of the High School. There will be access to bathrooms under the press box, plenty of parking and spectators must remain in the specified spectators area – the grand stand bleachers. There will be signage to guide you to the correct areas. Numbers have to be monitored in each venue area, so spectators will not be allowed to enter the competition areas.
Please dress for the weather, bring water bottles and wear mask.
Volunteers please register below:
No Food or Beverage will be provided or available, however snack bags will be provided for all registered athletes and coaches as they depart.
Souvenirs will be available for purchase.
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.
Masks must be worn: at tournament central, team staging areas, entering the facility to use the restrooms, in the restrooms, staging areas, during the competition and at any time or place when social distancing is not an option. Special Olympics will not be providing masks. Athletes and coaches must bring their own.
To make sure we abide by the in-person maximum set by the IDPH, parents and spectators are unfortunately not allowed to attend and only registered athletes, coaches and partners are allowed at the event. 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.