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 1 WebYPB plans and hosts many events throughout the year, including our annual Thanks-For-Giving Wine & Beer Tasting, to raise money for the athletes of Special Olympics in Chicago and Illinois. In addition, YPB members provide hands on assistance as volunteers at various Special Olympics competitions, tournaments, and camps, while also enabling young professionals to build networks of like-minded individuals.

YPB holds monthly meetings to discuss and plan upcoming fundraisers and events, as well as volunteer opportunities within Special Olympics Illinois.

Get Involved

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.

Click here to sign up!

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!

YPB Executive Board 1 24 2017

Upcoming Young Professionals Board Events


Young Professionals Board Event Overview

YPB-2-WebAt YPB, we have three signature events that primarily drive donations for Special Olympics: YPB Pub Crawl (Spring), Windy City Duck Derby (Summer), and Thanks-for-Giving (Fall).  In between these events, we have a number of smaller events that fundraise for Special Olympics on a smaller scale to help our members get to know each other and our friends.

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 Event Overview

Volunteer Opportunities


Special Olympics Illinois has many state wide sporting events and fundraisers that they need volunteers for. The Young Professionals Board likes to a pick some of the local events in Chicago to volunteer at together. 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.

YPB Volunteer Opportunities

2016 Thanks for Giving