Region D

Region D provides programming for people in the city of Chicago.

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 D is a partnership between Special Olympics Illinois, the Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools and Special Children’s Charities.

Download the Region Profile Sheet for more information

Region D Contact Info

Brenden Cannon – Director

Dani Chitwood – Assistant Director

Kathy McLaughlin – Director – Development

Jaimie Yagunich – Manager – Sports

Alesia Rivera – Administrative Assistant

Megan Reaska –  Manager – Sports

Region D Chicago Office

820 W Jackson Blvd, Ste. 330
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 773-278-2178

Chicago Park District

Special Olympics Program
4434 S. Lake Park Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60653
Phone: 312-747-6274

Chicago Public Schools

Special Olympics Program
Sports Administration
54 N. Hermitage
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Phone: 773-534-0770

Events

Volunteer Today
Jul
15
Wed
Region D Tennis @ Waveland Park Tennis Courts
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jul
17
Fri
Region D Golf @ Jackson Park Golf Course
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Aug
25
Tue
Region D Bowling Central (Seniors) @ Waveland Bowl
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Region D Bowling North (Seniors) @ Habetler Bowl
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Region D Bowling South (Seniors) @ Arena Lanes
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sep
26
Sat
Region D Bocce @ Armour Square Park
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sep
30
Wed
Region D Flag Football (CPS) @ La Villita Park
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Oct
3
Sat
Region D Flag Football (Parks/Agencies) @ La Villita Park
Oct 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Oct
10
Sat
Region D Soccer (Parks/Agencies) @ La Villita Park
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Oct
14
Wed
Region D Floor Hockey Skills @ Quest Multi-Sport Complex
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Oct
15
Thu
Region D Floor Hockey Skills @ Quest Multi-Sport Complex
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Oct
16
Fri
Region D Floor Hockey Skills @ Quest Multi-Sport Complex
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Oct
18
Sun
Northeast Sectional Bowling-Region C @ Stardust Bowl
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Northeast Sectional Bowling-Region C @ Stardust Bowl | Addison | Illinois | United States

Special Olympics Illinois is currently in the process of changing its volunteer registration and management software to VolunteerHub. This transition is being implemented by Region, one at a time, to ensure a smooth transition for everyone.

At this time, this event has not been set up in VolunteerHub. Please reach out to the event contact for more information.

 

Nov
6
Fri
22nd Annual Med Fest @ United Center
Nov 6 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
22nd Annual Med Fest @ United Center

What is MedFest?

MedFest is an opportunity for persons with intellectual disabilities to receive the sports physical required for participation in Special Olympics at no cost.  Lunch is also provided by Levy Restaurants.

To find all of the information on Med Fest, follow the link below:

Medfest Coach Book 2019

 

When and where is MedFest?

          Friday, November 6th 2020

The United Center

Chicago, Illinois

9:00 am—2:00 pm

 

To volunteer, please email Dani Chitwood at dchitwood@soill.org
Volunteer
What is required in advance?

Due Thursday, October 1st 2020

  • Delegation Reservation & Transportation Form
  • Delegation Roster(s)
  • Class A Coach Chaperone Roster

Due Thursday, October 22nd 2020

  • Completed Medicals – FINAL deadline for all medicals to be turned in for pre-screening. 75% of your medicals MUST be turned in for pre-screening or your MedFest reservation will be cancelled.
  • Any outstanding Class A issues resolved. 75% of your Class A issues must be resolved or your MedFest reservation will be cancelled.
  • Agencies qualifying for Fast Track will be determined after this date. (See item #6 on following page for Fast Track description.)
Dec
12
Sat
Region D Snowshoe (North) @ Shabbona Park
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Region D Snowshoe (South) @ Mt. Greenwood Park
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm