Region K 2022 Indoor Softball Tournament Fundraiser – Cancelled

Due to an increase in Covid numbers and other logistical challenges that impact the safety of our athletes, coaches and volunteers, it has been decided to cancel this event.

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 Southern Illinois Center 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 Region K Indoor Softball Tournament Fundraiser?

On January 14-16, 2022 Special Olympics Illinois, Region K and Indoor Softball Inc. will host our Annual Girls Indoor Winter Fast Pitch Softball Tournament at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. All money raised from this tournament will benefit the over 1,600 Special Olympics Athletes competing in Region K.

Event Details

Indoor fast pitch softball (28 teams) will raise money for Special Olympics IL Region K. We will have opening ceremonies around noon on Saturday.

There will be a Unified exhibition softball game with two local junior high teams sharing the field as peer partners with the Progress Port Smashers Special Olympics softball team.

Each team will be assigned an honorary athlete from Region K to help throw out the first pitch and each team will be asked to raise funds to compete in our contest to end the use of the R word by collecting pledges and donations. The team that raises the most will get a pizza party from Alongi’s for that weekend for their team.

Registration Deadline: This tournament is full.
Cost: $425 Registration Fee, 3 games guaranteed
Website: https://southernillinoisindoorsoftball.org/

Rules, brackets, updates and information will be posted on the website.

Admission is $6 daily or $15 for a weekend arm band. Cash or credit card accepted Friday night and Sat morning, cash only after 11am on Saturday. Armband MUST be worn at all times on your ARM, NO EXCEPTIONS!! (Not a purse, not a bag, not a hat, etc.) All passes are armbands. Kids 8 and under are free.

Coaches: 3 coaches passes will be provided in your registration packet. If you have a 4th coach they must purchase a weekend coaches’ pass and they must be on the roster! Coaches MUST wear arm bands at all times as well!!!

Inclement Weather policy: If Illinois State Police have not closed the roads, the tournament will continue. Tournament director has final call. If canceled after 1 game completed, $150 refund, after 2 games completed $100 refund, if all 3 games guaranteed have been played no refund. Refund must be requested within 48 hours of the cancellation of the tournament for weather related or other emergency reasons. If a team chooses to pull out the below schedule applies.

$200 refund if a team withdraws 4 weeks away from the tournament.
$150 refund if a team withdraws 3 weeks away from the tournament.
$100 refund if a team withdraws 2 weeks away from the tournament.
NO REFUND if team withdraws inside of 2 weeks away.

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 14 - 16 2022


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Admisstion is $6 daily or $15 for a weekend arm band cash or credit card accepted Friday night and Sat morning, cash only after 11am on Saturday.


Southern Illinois Center Duquoin State Fairground
655 Executive Dr. DuQuoin, IL 62832


Nick Schutte
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