Region J Okawville Shootout

COVID Procedures

All participants should self-screen prior to arriving at this event and should remain home if feeling unwell or displaying coronavirus symptoms.

All athletes, coaches and spectators are required to wear a mask while inside the basketball facility regardless of vaccination status. All athletes and Unified Partners are required to wear a mask indoors while they are competing.

Unless fully vaccinated, participants who are medically able should continue to wear a mask at outdoor venus the majority of time while at Special Olympics Illinois activities.

Athletes and Unified Partners do not have to wear a mask while competing in outdoor competitions.

Vaccination is not required to attend in person events.

Special Olympics Illinois will not be providing masks.  Athletes and coaches must bring their own.

SOILL will have hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes/spray and other cleaning/sanitizing products on-site.

Please check with your Region staff on the status of spectators attending competitions.  The decision on allowing spectators is based on the facility being used for the competition, the rules they have and the amount of people above the number of registered athletes and coaches they can safely accommodate. It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians if spectators will be allowed at this competition.

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:


What Is the Okawville Shootout?

The is a basketball game day. We are the opportunity for teams to play 2 of the 3 games required for entry into the Region Tournament.

Facility Information

Okawville will provide up to 4 courts in the school building. The building will be open to the public. Multiple restrooms are available throughout the building. Best parking for proximity to the main entrance is in the South parking lot.

Event Details

  • No Opening Ceremony
  • Team Check in opens at 8:30. First games are at 9:00.
  • Teams will play two games. Games are 2 halves with 20 minute running clock.
  • Games will be scheduled to start on the hour. We will stay as close to the schedule as possible. Attempts will be made to avoid back-to-back games for each team.
  • Game Summary forms will be available for coaches to complete and submit after the event.
  • Teams are free to leave once they complete their second game.

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event date for more information.


Please bring your own PPEs. SOILL will not provide masks for athletes or coaches. Mask must be worn while indoors. Individual water bottles are strongly encouraged. Money for a concession stand.


Matchups will be determined on team entry score to help create competitive games. No divisions will be created. There are no awards or advancement opportunities from this event. Teams do not have to compete in the shootout to qualify for the Region Tournament.


Lunch will not be provided. A Concession stand may be available. Bottled water will be available for athletes and coaches.

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 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.


Jan 09 2022


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Steve Whitlatch


Steve Whitlatch
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