Region A provides programming for individuals in the counties of Boone, Bureau, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, Putnam, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago.
There are many opportunities available for you to get involved with Special Olympics including serving as a volunteer or committee member, helping with fundraising or competing as an athlete. If you live in the Region and want to find out more about the local program, please contact one of the staff members listed below.
Region A Team
904 Myrtle Ave Dixon, IL 61021
850 N. Church St. Rockford, IL 61103
P.O Box 317 Utica, IL 61373
LETR Days Sponsored By Schnucks
The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run is excited to team up with Schnucks Grocery chain to raise funds and awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. During this event, law enforcement officers and volunteers will staff merchandise tables near the main entrance of their local Schnucks store. Volunteers will sell LETR merchandise, raffle tickets and collect general donations all to benefit the 23,000 traditional Special Olympics athletes and nearly 13,000 Young Athletes (ages 2-7).
Request Your Location
All departments interested in hosting a LETR Days event at their local Schnucks must complete the below form by 4 p.m. on Friday, August 7.
All participating departments can select which weekend between August 21 and September 6 to host their event. Tables should be staffed with a maximum of two volunteers (18+) during the times below:
- Friday: 4 PM – 8 PM
- Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM
- Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Click Here to Fill Out Request Form
2020 Schedule and Supporting Documents TBA
Awards: Awards will be presented to athletes on a continuous basis as the division finishes their games. Please ask athletes to stay on their lanes once they have finished bowling.
Meals: Free meals will be provided to registered athletes and coaches that consists of a slice of pizza, chips, cookie, fruit and drink. First shift bowlers may eat after they have completed their bowling, while second shift bowlers must eat prior to bowling. A concession stand is also available for family members and spectators.
Competition: Competition will be offered for region gold medal winners in singles, ramp, doubles and team competition. Athletes bowling in the second shift need to check in by 10:30 am.
Due to facility upgrades, proper ball rolling will be enforced at all bowling events.
Facilities are indicating that “lofting” the ball and other actions that can be considered
unsafe will not be tolerated and are grounds for disqualification.
RAMP BOWLERS MUST BRING THEIR OWN RAMP.
**Ramp bowlers will only bowl 2 games. Gold medal winners qualify for the Special Olympics Illinois State Bowling Tournament in Peoria