Region E

Region E provides programming for people in the counties of Grundy, Kankakee, South Suburban Cook and Will counties.

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.

Download the Region Profile Sheet for more information

Region E Contact Info

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Kevin O’Brien – Director
Phone: 708-991-7564

Patty Welsh – Assistant Director
Phone: 708-929-2113

Amy Bandstra – Administrative Assistant
Phone: 708-991-7564

Kimberly Riddering – Senior Director (North Region)
Phone: 847-626-5809

Mike Rackov – Manager – Administrative Services
Phone: 312-802-0285

Annie Riddering – Manager- Sports
Phone: 312-270-5193

Office Location

900 Maple Rd. Ste. 1W
Homewood, IL 60430
phone: (708) 991-7564
fax: (708) 960-4586

Events

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Apr
27
Sat
Lewis University Plane Pull @ Lewis University Airport
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

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What is the Plane Pull?

The Plane Pull features the ultimate tug-of-war competition, as teams of up to 10 battle the Republic Airways jet weighing 24 tons!  Each team must raise a minimum of $500 to participate and will receive an exclusive Lewis University Plane Pull t-shirt.

Teams compete in one of three divisions:

  • Open Division: Ideal for companies, school teams, clubs, friends and families
  • Public Safety Division: Law enforcement, fire fighters, paramedics, EMT, DNR, DOC and military personnel; teams need to have at least 5 public safety competitors to qualify for this division
  • Lewis University Division: A division created solely for students, staff, and alumni of Lewis University; teams need to have at least 5 Lewis University Affiliates competitors to qualify for this division.

Questions on this event? Please contact Jim Fitzpatrick at 309-888-2010

Who Benefits

All proceeds collected through the Plane Pull benefit the more than 23,000 traditional athletes and more than 20,000 Young Athletes (ages 2-7) currently participating with Special Olympics Illinois.

2019 Resources:

Lewis University Plane Pull Flier

Plane Pull Sponsorship Opportunities

Team Captain Guide

Team Captain Roster Form

Team Roster Worksheet

Offline Donation Tracking Form

Participant Liability Waiver

Donor Receipts

Social Media Headers

Presenting Sponsors

        

Gold Sponsors

    

     

Apr
28
Sun
Region C Soccer Individual Skills @ Hinsdale South High School
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Region C Soccer Teams @ Hinsdale South High School
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
May
4
Sat
Region E Spring Games @ Thornwood High School
May 4 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
May
10
Fri
Region E Young Athletes Culminating Event @ Crete Monee Early Education Center
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
May
15
Wed
Region E Young Athletes Culminating Event @ SPEED
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
May
17
Fri
Region E Young Athletes Culminating Event @ Mokena Elementary School
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Jul
10
Wed
Region E Golf -9 Hole & Unified @ Chicago Heights East Golf Course
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am
Jul
15
Mon
Region A Golf-Individual Skills @ Senica's Deer Park GC
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jul
18
Thu
Region E Tennis @ BBCHS
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Aug
4
Sun
Region E Softball @ Inman Field
Aug 4 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Aug
10
Sat
Region E Bowling-East @ Orland Bowl
Aug 10 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Region E Bowling-West @ Town and Country Lanes
Aug 10 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sep
21
Sat
Region E Volleyball @ HF Sports Complex
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Oct
19
Sat
Region E Bocce @ Roma Sports Complex
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am
Oct
20
Sun
Northeast Sectional Bowling-Region C @ Stardust Bowl
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am
Nov
6
Wed
Region E MATP @ Moraine Valley Comm. College
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am
Dec
14
Sat
Region D Snowshoe (South) @ Mt. Greenwood Park
Dec 14 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

 

Region E Sponsor

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