Young Professionals Board
What is the Young Professionals Board?
The Chicago Young Professionals Board (YPB) of Special Olympics Illinois is dedicated to raising community awareness of Special Olympics programs through events, volunteer work, and fundraising efforts.
YPB plans and hosts many events throughout the year, to raise funds to support the athletes who participate with Special Olympics Illinois. In addition, YPB members volunteer at Special Olympics competitions and tournaments, while also enabling young professionals to build networks of like-minded individuals.
YPB holds monthly meetings to discuss and plan upcoming fundraisers and events and review volunteer opportunities within Special Olympics Illinois.
Want to get involved in the board? Simply fill out the interest form below and someone will be in touch with you. If you want to find out more about what the YPB does download the YPB FAQ.
Meet our Executive Board!
The YPB Executive Board Members are a group of dedicated individuals who lead the planning, execution and strategy of the YPBoard. Members have been involved for a minimum of 2+ years and give additional time to helping drive the success of the board. Have an event idea or want to get involved more in a particular committee? Don’t hesitate to reach out! Meet our Exec Members below!
Upcoming Young Professionals Board Events
Young Professionals Board Event Overview
YPB participates in three three signature fundraising events: YPB Pub Crawl (Spring), Windy City Duck Derby (Summer), and Thanks-for-Giving (Fall). In between these events, there are a number of smaller events that fundraise for Special Olympics Illinois.
Have an idea for an event? Reach out to Kathy. You can also bring these up at an upcoming meeting! We love new ideas!
Take a look at the overview of our events below!
YPB members are encouraged to volunteer throughout the year. As a board, it’s a great way for members to get to know each other better and to spend time with the athletes we work hard to help support.