Region I Taste of Something Special

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What is Taste of Something Special?

On Thursday, September 29th, Special Olympics Illinois Region I will host the 13th Annual Taste of Something Special. The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m.  The Taste of Something Special has a variety of engaging activities throughout the night.  Attendees can enjoy an evening filled with food, wine tasting, beer and spirits sampling, silent auction, your choice raffle, and a wine cork pull.  All proceeds from the event benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois Region I.

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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 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.


Sep 29 2022


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


$15.00 per person in advance; $20.00 per person at the door.
Vanessa Duncan


Vanessa Duncan
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