Region I Volleyball

What is Volleyball?

Volleyball provides the opportunity for athletes to learn the sports skills of the game as well as working with others. Individuals who wish to participate in volleyball can compete in the individual skills competition to develop basic volleyball skills. Athletes also have the opportunity to compete with their non-disabled peers on teams in Unified volleyball.

As in all Special Olympics Illinois sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate.

Individuals and teams in Illinois who participate in volleyball compete locally at region qualifying events. They are then eligible to advance to State Championships at the Fall Games held in Rockford in October.

View the 2021 Region I Volleyball results here!

Volleyball Events Offered in Illinois


  • Team volleyball


  • Modified team volleyball


  • Unified team volleyball

Competition Information

Traditional, modified and unified team will be competing.

Facility Information

Parking is located across the street on Oakland st., handicap drop off is located in the back of the building and bus parking is located to the West of Griswold. Restrooms on site, souvenirs for sale, bleacher and chair seating.

Event Information

9:00 AM – Registration
10:00 AM – Competition begins
10:45 AM – Opening Ceremony
11:15 AM – Competition resumes
12:00 AM – Lunch

A Special Olympics Illinois Global Messenger will be part of Opening Ceremony.

Volunteer Information

Please check back later for more information.


Teams should bring their own water bottles, wear uniforms, and bring knee pads. No jewelry or medals/ribbons should be worn during competition.


Awards will follow after the completion of each division.


Lunch and water will be provided for all registered athletes and coaches and all day volunteers.

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 Illinois is a not-for-profit sports organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports to a community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year-round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development. 

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok andβ€―X.β€―Β 

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. 

Please review the COVID High-Risk fact sheet for more information.


Sep 22 2024


8:00 am - 2:00 pm




Griswold Gym - Millikin University 399 N Oakland Decatur IL 62522
Jackie Mendoza


Jackie Mendoza
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