Event Calendar

July 2021

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Chicago Fire FC Unified Soccer Match
8:30 am - 1:00 pm

This is a competitive match between Special Olympics Illinois Chicago Fire FC Unified team and the Atlanta United Unified team.

Additional activities including attendance of the first team match at Soldier Field will happen throughout the rest of the day.

We will be utilizing the North Field of the facility.

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Windy City Smokeout
All Day

Windy City Smokeout, the nation’s premier outdoor country music and BBQ festival will return to Chicago on July 8-11, 2021, outside the United Center. Hosted by Bub City, and ACM award-winning, Joe’s Bar, Windy City Smokeout will feature live performances from country music’s biggest names like Brett Eldredge, Da

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Windy City Smokeout
All Day

Windy City Smokeout, the nation’s premier outdoor country music and BBQ festival will return to Chicago on July 8-11, 2021, outside the United Center. Hosted by Bub City, and ACM award-winning, Joe’s Bar, Windy City Smokeout will feature live performances from country music’s biggest names like Brett Eldredge, Da

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Windy City Smokeout
All Day

Windy City Smokeout, the nation’s premier outdoor country music and BBQ festival will return to Chicago on July 8-11, 2021, outside the United Center. Hosted by Bub City, and ACM award-winning, Joe’s Bar, Windy City Smokeout will feature live performances from country music’s biggest names like Brett Eldredge, Da

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Windy City Smokeout
All Day

Windy City Smokeout, the nation’s premier outdoor country music and BBQ festival will return to Chicago on July 8-11, 2021, outside the United Center. Hosted by Bub City, and ACM award-winning, Joe’s Bar, Windy City Smokeout will feature live performances from country music’s biggest names like Brett Eldredge, Da

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Region B Unified Golf
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Golf provides Special Olympics athletes the opportunity to develop their golf skills by participating in Individual Skills Competition, 3-Hole and 6-hole competitions. Golfers who have the ability to put all of the skills together can participate in 9-hole competition. Unified golf allows for athletes and their non-dis

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Mindful Movement with Meg – Summer Yoga Series
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

This summer, join us for a three part yoga series!

Registration Information

Meg, a certified yoga instructor with CorePower Yoga will lead us through 3 themed classes. Each will be sure to leave you feeling de-stressed, rejuvenated and ready to have your best summer yet! Please have a mat (or be on a soft surfac

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Coaches Corner – Athlete & Unified Partner Eligibility- SOILL New Forms 101
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

SOILL released new forms and paperwork requirements effective June 1. Athletes are now required to use the new Medical Form and Consent Forms. In addition, athletes, Unified Partners, coaches and other Class A volunteers are required to complete some communicable disease specific paperwork. This Coaches Corner will exp

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2021 Special Olympics & WTA Performance Series
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

CALLING TENNIS ATHLETES!

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA Charities) is partnering with Special Olympics to launch a monthly webinar series occurring February through July. With guest appearances from WTA players and support staff, Special Olympics athletes who attend will learn helpful tips and tools to improve t

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Weekend Warrior Workout
9:00 am - 9:45 pm

Looking to start your weekend with some physical activity? Join us for our weekend warrior workout! Athletes, partners, coaches, family members and friends of all abilities are welcome! The workout will feature a warm-up, exercise circuit, cool-down and stretching. Modifications of all exercises will be shown. Be sure

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Region I Ride for Respect
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Join the Illinois LETR and Special Olympics Illinois Region I as we #RideForRespectIL from Coziahr Harley-Davidson to Andrae’s Harley-Davidson on Saturday, July 17th. Check-in at Coziahr beginning at 10:30 a.m. that morning and enjoy onsite festivities while you wait for the ride to begin. Kickstands up/engine

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Powerlifting Training School
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Trainers and Coaches from Chicago Barbell Compound and CrossFit Park Ridge will lead Special Olympics athletes through a series of Powerlifting exercises to help them get competition ready!

John Vincent – a Chicago area singer and SOILL Ambassador will be in attendance to support the athletes.

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Family Forum Presentation: Athlete Eligibility; SOILL Consent and Medical Forms 101
5:30 am - 6:15 pm

Event Details

Special Olympics Illinois recently introduced a new Consent Form and Medical Form to replace the existing Application for Participation (Med App). This latest offering from SOILL Family Forums aims to discuss this new initiative so parents, caregivers, and agencies are armed with the information they

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Region C Golf Skills
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Golf provides Special Olympics athletes the opportunity to develop their golf skills by participating in Individual Skills Competition, 3-Hole and 6-hole competitions. Golfers who have the ability to put all of the skills together can participate in 9-hole competition. Unified golf allows for athletes and their non-dis

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Five O at the Dirty O
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Register Now! Purchase Tickets

Five-O at the Dirty O is a Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. This is a stock car race in which law enforcement personnel race vehicles decked out in their department’s patrol colors and decals.  Emergency lights are encouraged to add

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Cars and Cigars Fundraiser
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sponsored by the Kildeer Police Department and Neumann’s Cigars and More to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois! Join in on the fun at the car show including raffles, cigar specials, silent auction and much more!

Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach

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Region E Tennis
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

A lifetime leisure sport, tennis provides athletes the opportunity to learn and perform a variety of sports skills. Tennis competition is offered in singles and doubles at various ability levels ranging from traditional tennis to Individual Skills Competition to develop basic tennis skills. Athletes also have the oppor

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Dinner at Steak 48
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Steak 48 – July 26th

Special Olympics Illinois is pairing up with what Forbes magazine listed as one of The 100 Best Steakhouses in America, Steak 48 in Chicago, on July 26th. 100% of the proceeds from your dinner purchase will go back to SOILL. Visit www.steak48.com or call 312-266-4848 to make your res

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Region E 9-Hole and Unified Golf
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Golf provides Special Olympics athletes the opportunity to develop their golf skills by participating in Individual Skills Competition, 3-Hole and 6-hole competitions. Golfers who have the ability to put all of the skills together can participate in 9-hole competition. Unified golf allows for athletes and their non-di

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Mindful Movement with Meg – Summer Yoga Series
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

This summer, join us for a three part yoga series!

Registration Information

Meg, a certified yoga instructor with CorePower Yoga will lead us through 3 themed classes. Each will be sure to leave you feeling de-stressed, rejuvenated and ready to have your best summer yet! Please have a mat (or be on a soft surfac

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14th Annual Nelarusky Lollapalooza Aftershow
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Celebrating it’s 14th sellout year, Nelarusky is an official aftershow for Chicago’s annual Lollapalooza. Nelarusky has raised nearly $400,000 over the years for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.

This years headliner is Omar Apollo

Also, playing will be Serena Isioma and Oston

The show is on Tuesda

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Region B Softball Teams and Skills
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Slow pitch softball involves teams of 10 athletes each. Individuals who wish to play softball but do not have a team can participate in Individual Skills Competition to develop basic softball skills.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and g

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Region I Softball Teams & Skills
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Slow pitch softball involves teams of 10 athletes each. Individuals who wish to play softball but do not have a team can participate in Individual Skills Competition to develop basic softball skills.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and g

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Region H Softball Tournament
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Slow pitch softball involves teams of 10 athletes each. Individuals who wish to play softball but do not have a team can participate in Individual Skills Competition to develop basic softball skills.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and g

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Weekend Warrior Workout
9:00 am - 9:45 pm

Looking to start your weekend with some physical activity? Join us for our weekend warrior workout! Athletes, partners, coaches, family members and friends of all abilities are welcome! The workout will feature a warm-up, exercise circuit, cool-down and stretching. Modifications of all exercises will be shown. Be sure

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