CANCELLED Region K MATP
MATP is designed for athletes with severe or profound intellectual disabilities, including athletes with significant physical disabilities who are unable to participate in official Special Olympics sport competitions because of their skill and/or functional abilities. It prepares them for sport-specific activities appropriate for their abilities.
Unlike other Special Olympics competitions, athletes do not compete to win. Instead, the emphasis is on the last part of the Special Olympics Athlete Oath: being brave in the attempt. By being in this program, these athletes were bravely competing to do better than they performed in the past.
Athletes will begin their activities upon arrival. When complete, awards will be presented and athletes can return to their agency.
Masks must be worn at all times where social distancing is not possible. Special Olympics will not be providing masks so it is up the agency and athletes to bring their own. For safety reasons Special Olympics will not have water on site so it is the agencies responsibility to inform athletes to bring their own water and bottle.
To make sure we abide by the 50 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.