Sports Ambassadors Stories

Kyle & Emma Hendricks: SOILL “Star Champion” Ambassadors


 

Special Olympics Illinois is proud to announce that Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks and wife, Emma, have officially signed on as “Star Champion” Ambassadors for the organization. Their ambassadorship journey began in May of 2017.

“We can’t wait to get out there and spread the word…and do anything we can to help!” Kyle Hendricks, Chicago Cubs Pitcher.

In less than a year Kyle and Emma have helped raise over $25,000 to support 23,000 Special Olympics Illinois athletes.

Learn about Special Olympics Illinois, our upcoming events, fundraisers, & competitions!

About Special Olympics

Upcoming Signature Events:

State Competitions:

50th Anniversary Celebration July 17th- 22nd, 2018 :

Click here to see a few of their experiences with Special Olympics Illinois, we can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for the couple!

Hendricks – Celebrity Sweat Video Shoot

Hendricks – 50th Anniversary Town Hall

Hendricks – Voya “Invest in Something Special” Campaign

Hendricks – Couple donates wedding money to Special Olympics Illinois & PAWS!

Hendricks-Sugar Factory “Thank you Party”

Hendricks – Kyle’s Parents Attend Special Olympics Winter Games

Hendricks – Spring Training Surprise

Newsletters and Press releases:

Choosing a Fit Life: Every Day Counts

Choosing to live a healthy life can be hard for anyone. We asked Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks, his wife Emma Hendricks and Special Olympics athlete Daniel Smrokowski, to share their motivations and daily routines to make health and fitness a priority in their lives.

https://medium.com/specialolympics/choosing-a-fit-life-every-day-counts-988909b964a7.

For additional information please contact:
Teresa Crudele-Seidel| Special Olympics Illinois | Sports Marketing Director
C: 312.405.7335 | E: tcrudele@soill.org


John Hendricks


 

Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities solving the global injustice, isolation, intolerance and inactivity they face. Special Olympics Illinois provides opportunities for more than 22,500 athletes, more than 20,000 Young Athletes, 45,000 volunteers and thousands more people statewide through 18 Area programs in all 102 counties of the state.

Special Olympics began in Illinois with the first games at Soldier Field in July 1968 thanks to the efforts of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her peers. There are now more than 4.5 million athletes in 170 countries. Special Olympics is financially sound with diverse revenue streams, a thorough annual budget process and increasing organizational revenue streams. Special Olympics Illinois does not charge athletes or their families to participate in the program.

OUR MISSION

Provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

OUR OATH

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

National Events –

50th Anniversary Celebration: http://www.specialolympics.org/50th.aspx

USA Games: https://www.soill.org/event/usa-games/

Abu Dhabi 2019 Summer Games: http://www.specialolympics.org/Games/2019_World_Summer_Games.aspx

Special Olympics Illinois Specific Events –

Signature Events: https://www.soill.org/signature-events/

Torch Run Events: https://www.soill.org/law-enforcement-torch-run/torch-run-events/

State Competitions: https://www.soill.org/state-competitions/