Region H

Region H provides programming for people in the counties of Adams, Brown, Cass, Greene, Mason, Menard, Morgan, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler and Scott 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 H Special Olympics Event Schedule

Region H Contact Info


Lynde Pavich – Director
Phone: 217-544-3023

Rob Queenan – Assistant Director
Phone: 309-824-1683


Office Locations

900 Christopher Lane, Suite 7
Springfield, IL, 62712


Volunteer Today


Row 4 Dough
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Row 4 Dough

What is Row 4 Dough?

Special Olympics Illinois introduces ‘Row 4 Dough’, an exercise based fundraiser benefiting the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. Row 4 Dough challenges participants to form a team of ten and be the fastest team to row a combined marathon (26.2 miles) on a row machines across the state!

All rowers must collect a minimum of $50 in donations from family, friends, and co-workers, and team up with 9 other rowers to complete the challenge against other teams. Teams are required to raise a minimum of $500. Each rower to reach the fundraising minimum will receive a Row 4 Dough workout shirt. Further incentives are awarded to rowers who raise $100, $250, and $500.



Use the hashtag #Row4Dough to tell us your reason for rowing this year!

Find your local Row 4 Dough location!

Region H – Row 4 Dough

Saturday, July 18



Region H Softball @ LLSC Complex
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Region J Golf @ Oak Brook Golf Course
Jul 31 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Region J Golf @ Oak Brook Golf Course | Edwardsville | 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.

Triathlon Third Party Fundraiser @ Sheridan Swim Club
Aug 15 all-day
LETR Days Sponsored By Schnucks @ Schnucks Stores Across Illinois
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm

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.


Event Dates/Times:

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

Schnucks Location Request Form



Additional Resources:

2020 LETR Days Handbook

Schnucks Eligible Stores Locations 7.9.2020





Region H Bowling-Springfield @ Strick N Spare
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Region H Volleyball-Individual Skills @ Springfield YMCA
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Region H Bowling – Quincy @ Tangerine Bowl
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Region I Volleyball @ Richard Workman Sports Complex
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Region J Bocce @ Glik Park
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
West Central Sectional Bowling – Region F @ Quad City Family Entertainment
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Region H Sponsors