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.

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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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Jan
8
Wed
Region C Alpine Ski Event @ Wilmot Mountain
Jan 8 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jan
11
Sat
Region C Basketball (HS) @ Unity Jr. High School
Jan 11 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Region C Basketball (HS) @ Unity Jr. High School | Cicero | Illinois | United States

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Jan
12
Sun
Region B Basketball (HS, JR, & Female) @ John Hersey High School and Jacobs High School
Jan 12 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Region B Basketball (HS, JR, & Female) @ John Hersey High School and Jacobs High School | Arlington Heights | Illinois | United States

John Hersey High School Address: 1900 E Thomas St, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Jacobs High School Address: 2601 Bunker Hill Dr, Algonquin, IL 60102

 

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Region C Basketball (HS) @ Unity Jr. High School
Jan 12 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Region C Basketball (HS) @ Unity Jr. High School | Cicero | Illinois | United States

Supporting Documents TBA

Jan
19
Sun
Region E Basketball (HS) @ Thornwood High School
Jan 19 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Region E Basketball Skills @ Evergreen Park High School
Jan 19 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jan
26
Sun
Region E Basketball (Sr) @ Richards High School
Jan 26 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Region E Basketball (Sr) @ Thornwood High School
Jan 26 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Region E Basketball (Sr) @ Joliet Park District
Jan 26 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Region C Basketball (Sr) @ W. Chicago Community HS
Jan 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Feb
8
Sat
Region E Swimming Time Trials @ Stagg HS
Feb 8 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Feb
29
Sat
2020 Macomb Polar Plunge @ Western Illinois University - Western Hall
Feb 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mar
7
Sat
2020 Manteno Polar Plunge @ Manteno Lake
Mar 7 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Region E Swimming @ Stagg HS
Mar 7 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mar
14
Sat
2020 Braidwood Polar Plunge @ Braidwood Rec Club
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mar
29
Sun
Region C Powerlifting @ West Aurora High School
Mar 29 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Enter through Door 16a off of Commonwealth Ave and Spruce St.

Below you’ll find info regarding the Special Olympics Powerlifting meet on Sunday, March 29th at West Aurora High School.  Please read this email fully and feel free to ask any questions you might have.

Schedule

Schedule TBA

Weigh-Ins

Be prepared with athlete’s first attempt weights, you will need to write first attempts for each event on their weigh-in cards.  Attached is the Powerlifting Plan Template, it was shared with us from the State Powerlifting Director. It is a tool, not required. But is something you can pre-populate a plan with lifts, and serve as a guide for the event.

Powerlifting Rule Interpretations

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Final Divisions

Final divisions will be posted after weigh-ins the morning of the event.

Weigh-Ins

Weigh-ins begin at 7:30 am and will conclude at 8:15 am.  Athletes who arrive after 8:15 am will be scratched from competition.  There is a significant amount of work that needs to be completed after weigh-ins and prior to lifting so please arrive as close to 7:30a as possible.  Weigh-ins will take place in the wrestling room off the main gym.

Flight Numbering System

On the schedule, you’ll notice that flights are not labeled as letters anymore but numbers.  The hope is that this will help any confusion between the weight class letter.  Flights are labeled as such “Flight 1-2”.  The 1st number is the platform athletes lift on and the 2nd number is the group of weight classes.

For example, Flight 1-2 will lift on platform 1 and in the 2nd group of weight classes (after 1-1).

Parking

Enter through Door 16a off of Commonwealth Ave and Spruce St.

Powerlifting Parking Map

Lunch

Lunch will be served to coaches and athletes for the event, using a 4:1 athlete to coach ratio.  They will be boxed up and ready for pick up at 11 am. Athletes are to eat lunch during their free time. We will not have a specified time for lunch.

Lunch is a subway turkey (or veggie upon request), chips and bottled water.

If you haven’t completed your lunch order, please do so by Wednesday, March 25th. Powerlifting Lunch Form Athletes with dietary restrictions, they should bring their own lunches.

Please share with parents that concessions will not be available. And that there will be Powerlifting Souvenir t-shirts for sale

Apr
26
Sun
Region C Soccer Individual Skills @ Hinsdale South High School
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Region C Soccer Individual Skills @ Hinsdale South High School | Darien | 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.

 

Region C Soccer Teams @ Hinsdale South High School
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Region C Soccer Teams @ Hinsdale South High School | Darien | 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.

May
2
Sat
Region E Spring Games @ Thornwood High School
May 2 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
May
8
Fri
Region E Young Athletes Culminating Event @ Crete Monee Early Education Center
May 8 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
May
14
Thu
Region E Young Athletes Culminating Event @ SPEED
May 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
May
15
Fri
Region E Young Athletes Culminating Event @ Mokena Elementary School
May 15 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

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