Press Releases

Special Olympics Illinois is working hard to spread the word about events that show the transformative power of Special Olympics in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and the people who support them. Download language guidelines for covering Special Olympics athletes and Special Olympics Illinois fact sheet. Below are press releases from Special Olympics Illinois’ Communications Department.

For Media Inquiries or Press Releases, Contact:

Alexandra McMillin, Assistant Director – Communications & Media Relations, based in Lombard, 630-942-5621

 

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Chicago Fire Soccer Club and Special Olympics Illinois Announce 2017 Chicago Fire Unified Soccer All-Star Team

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club and Special Olympics Illinois are proud to announce the members of the 2017 Chicago Fire Unified Soccer All-Star Team. Athletes Guillermo Antolin - Thornton High School, Samuel ...

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Special Olympics Illinois Athletes to Compete in State Bowling Tournament

WHAT: 2016 Special Olympics Illinois State Bowling Tournament WHEN: Saturday, Dec.  3 (See schedule below) WHERE:             Landmark Lanes, 3225 N. Dries Lane, Peoria WHO:                  277 Special Olympics athletes competing in bowling (singles, ramp, doubles, ...

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CEO of Make Corporation Joins SOILL Board Of Directors

Karen Wilson has joined the Special Olympics Illinois Board of Directors, serving on its Development Committee. Wilson is the owner and CEO of MAKE Corporation, a professional services and staffing company ...

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SOILL Athletes to Take to Court, Arena at Fall Games in Rockford Area

NORMAL, Ill. – More than 740 Special Olympics athletes from all over the state will compete at the Special Olympics Illinois Fall Games, which includes volleyball and equestrian competition, on ...

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Central Illinois Walgreens Locations Raise More Than $35,000 for SOILL

NORMAL, Ill. – Walgreens locations in Central Illinois raised $35,419 for Special Olympics Illinois during a fundraising campaign. View list of participating stores. There will be a check presentation at ...

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Aon Hewitt CEO to Chair Inspire Greatness Gala

Special Olympics Illinois is pleased to introduce Kristi Savacool, Chief Executive Officer of Aon Hewitt, as the Chair of the 2016 Inspire Greatness Gala. Aon Hewitt serves more than 20,000 clients ...

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Chicagoland Residents, Law Enforcement Officials to Participate in Plane Pull at O'Hare Airport

Participants Test ‘Tug-of-War’ Skills by Pulling 90-Ton Plane to Benefit Special Olympics Illinois CHICAGO, Ill.  – Teams of local law enforcement agencies and the general public will participate in a larger ...

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