Regional Competitions

Special Olympics Illinois (SOILL) is in all 102 counties, serving athletes in every corner of the state. It is organized into 11 geographic Regions, each with its own team to implement SOILL programming at the local level.

Athletes compete at their Region Qualifier and those earning a gold medal may advance to the next level of competition which in most cases is the State Championships.

There are many ways to be involved in a regional qualifier aside from competing. Each event provides opportunities to volunteer, sponsor the event, provide in-kind donations (sorry, trophies cannot be accepted) or simply attending as a Fan in the Stands*. Join us at an upcoming event in your neighborhood!

Need Help Finding Your Region? Enter your Zip Code in the box to the right!

*Please note, at this time, restrictions and specific policies regarding spectators may be in place due to COVID-19

Spring Games

Special Olympics Illinois is so excited to again return to play this spring. Many of our Regions will be hosting Spring Games events through the months of April, May, and June. Participating teams and agencies will be contacted directly by the Regions. Due to our COVID-19 policies and restrictions, spectators for these events will likely be prohibited. We advise that you contact your Region if you are unsure of whether or not you are allowed to attend. Best of luck to all who are competing!

Special Olympics Illinois continues to take the threat of COVID-19 very seriously. Our number one priority is keeping our athletes, volunteers, families and constituents safe. To learn more about our Coronavirus updates, resources, and information, please visit www.soill.org/coronavirus-updates-and-information.

Regional Competitions

This calendar only displays local competitions hosted in our Regions or online. For a full calendar of events, including state championships and fundraising events, please visit our Calendar of Events.

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Region H Spring Games
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Athletics offers a wide variety of traditional track and field events. Competition is also provided for athletes with lower ability levels in a variety of development track and field events.

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

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Region B/ C Powerlifting
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Powerlifting provides not only a test of strength but also perseverance. Long hours are required to train for competition in this physically demanding sport. Athletes can compete in one, two or three events combined

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

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Region A Bocce Invitational – Opportunity House and KSRA
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bocce is an ancient sport invented during the Roman Empire. The game combines the skills of bowling with the accuracy of darts. Players try to get their Bocce balls closer to the Pallina (target ball) than their opponents. Individuals can participate in Bocce as a traditional single player or as part of traditional dou

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Region B & D Bocce
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Bocce is an ancient sport invented during the Roman Empire. The game combines the skills of bowling with the accuracy of darts. Players try to get their Bocce balls closer to the Pallina (target ball) than their opponents. Individuals can participate in Bocce as a traditional single player or as part of traditional dou

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