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SOILL Bucketlist

BUCKET LIST CHALLENGE We've compiled a list of feel good, do good activities to help you get involved with Special Olympics Illinois in 2017. We hope that with every item checked, ...

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Athlete Finds Unique Way to Raise Money for Polar Plunge – Collecting, Recycling Cans

Special Olympics Illinois athlete Jacob Cross of Bloomington is looking forward to repeating the Polar Plunge at Bloomington’s Miller Park on Feb. 25, 2017. Jacob has come up with a ...

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Growing the Emerging Sport of Flag Football

Hundreds of athletes across the state are experiencing the joy of competition as they embark on a new journey with an emerging sport. Special Olympics flag football has become widespread ...

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Area News - November 2016

Area 1 Young Official a New Face Above Volleyball Court Volleyball players, coaches and family members may have noticed a new face on the court during Fall Games on Oct. 23, 2016. ...

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Looking Back at Successful Year and Forward to Exciting Changes in Future

By Dave Breen, President & CEO As we near the end of the year, I want take this opportunity to thank everyone for all your efforts in 2016 and share some ...

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SOILL Teams Up with IHSA, IBCA to Increase Awareness, Promote Volunteerism

This basketball season, Special Olympics Illinois will be using a full-court press to attract volunteers for its Area, district and state events. With support from both the Illinois High School Association ...

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Harley Winner Finally Gets His Bike Through Loop-Hole in Family Agreement

Mike Cochran of Oak Brook had grown up always wanting to get a Harley-Davidson motorcycle but never doing so because of an agreement he had with his parents. “We have a ...

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2015 July Area 15 Newsletter