More Inspiring Stories

2020: July – December

Lives Transformed: Special Olympics Illinois and Family, Changed Together and Forever (July 30th, 2020)


2020: January – June


Special Olympics Illinois Opens Chicago Headquarters (January 13th, 2020)

Northwestern University to Lend Support for Upcoming SUPER Plunge (January 23rd, 2020)

Athletes Plunge for Athletes (February 11th, 2020)

9th Annual NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball All-Star Game (March 3rd, 2020)

Super Plunge Celebrates 15 Years of Jumping into Icy Waters (March 13th, 2020)

Meet Stephen Katz (March 30th, 2020)

Meet Eddie Sitzman (April 6th, 2020)

Meet Daniel Cramer (April 6th, 2020)

#inthistogether T-Shirt (April 7th, 2020)

Sister, Sister (April 7th, 2020)

Teamsters Joint Council 25 Disaster Relief Team Fight Against COVID-19 (April 9th, 2020)

A Father’s Perspective on Special Olympics Illinois (April 17th, 2020)

What Special Olympics Means to our Family (May 4th, 2020)

Unified Sports with the Four Legged Kind (May 11th, 2020)

Justin Dunning to Receive 2020 Illinois Outstanding Young Persons Award (May 12th, 2020)

Preston’s Birthday Party (May 13th, 2020)

David Hall Autism Advocate Who Also Has 3 Children on the Autism Spectrum (May 15th, 2020)

SOILL Athletes to Compete in eSports (May 15th, 2020)

A Mom’s Story of her Son – Matthew Schuler (May 26th, 2020)

We Miss Our Summer Games Volunteers (June 10th, 2020)

A Father’s Pride in What His Son Has Given Him (June 18th, 2020)

Unified Champion Schools Impact (June 26th, 2020)

2019: July – December


Change For Champions-Meet Eve Erita (July 1st, 2019)

2019 Special Olympics Unified Sports MLS All-Star Match (July 11th, 2019)

Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster (August 13th, 2019)

SWAGTRON Custom-Designed Electric Bikes Signed by Cubs Manager Joe Maddon (August 13th, 2019)

Jacob Dobson – 2019 Ducky Derby Dash Ambassador (August 22nd, 2019)

Johnston City School District Takes on the Southern Ducky Derby Dash (August 26th, 2019)

Tri-County Independents Take Home 2nd in the 2019 Special Olympics North America Softball Championship (September 13th, 2019)

Golfing for Gold in Decatur (September 19th, 2019)

Rikki Kirsch Honored for Dedication and Passion to the Law Enforcement Torch Run to Support Special Olympics Illinois (October 16th, 2019)

Breakfast of Executive Champions (October 21st, 2019)

Three Truck Convoys One Common Cause (October 21st, 2019)

SO Athlete, Nick Lorenz wins Humanitarian Award from Marcus Theatres (October 30th, 2019)

Lisa Menichino Kicks off the CCIW Women’s Tennis Championship with the Opening Serve (October 30th, 2019)

2019 Medfest a Huge Success (November 12th, 2019)

My Son Oozes with Confidence (December 9th, 2019)

2019: January – June


Athlete. Student. Advocate – Bree Bogucki (January 30th, 2019)

UNSUNG HERO: Bill Asbury (January 31st, 2019)

Seun Adigun Spends the Day with Special Olympics Illinois Athletes (February 20th, 2019)

Capitol Hill Day (February 25th, 2019)

Stay up to Date with All Things Abu Dhabi (March 19th, 2019)

March Madness (March 20th, 2019)

50 Years of Stories: Special Olympics 50th Anniversary (April 19th, 2019)

Daniel Smrokowski SSIGM Blog #1: My World Games Experience (May 13th, 2019)

Patrick McCarthy’s Be Your Best Video Debuted @ Inspire Greatness Gala (May 20th, 2019)

SOILL Prom Royalty (May 21st, 2019)

LETR Officer Wins Distinguished Service Medal (May 30th, 2019)

Casey’s & Coca-Cola team up to Support Special Olympics (May 30th, 2019)

Governor Pritzker Proclaims Special Olympics Illinois Day (May 31st, 2019)

Congratulations to Jose Moreno: 2019 Niles North Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient (June 3rd, 2019)

Meet Ben Simpson (June 11th, 2019)

Hiram Brownell Visited 107 Casey’s General Stores to Spread the Special Olympics Mission (June 18th, 2019)

Meet Maria Meyer- 2019 Duck Derby Ambassador (June 19th, 2019)

Saneatha Trice Breaks down Barriers Beyond Sport (June 25th, 2019)