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, 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.

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

Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm Wicker Park
2017 will mark the 12th Annual YPB Pub Crawl. Dress up in your best ’90s outfit and party like it’s 1999! The pub-crawl raises funds for Special Olympics Illinois through admissions and prizes while featuring local[...]
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Diversey Rock and Bowl
  Volunteer for Area 3
Aug 3 all-day Columbus Bridge - Chicago
2016 Duck Winners Jason Wasser Johnathan Cole Daniel Robinson Katie Sakach Dick Zander What is the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby? It’s a signature annual fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Illinois! The 11th Annual Windy City[...]


Young Professionals Board Event Overview

YPB-2-WebYPB 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 Events

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

YPB Volunteer Opportunities

2016 Thanks for Giving