Region I provides programming for people in Champaign, Christian, Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Jasper, Logan, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby and Vermilion 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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1950 N. Water St.
Decatur, IL, 62526
902 N. Country Fair Dr. #7
Champaign, IL 61821
520 Jackson St.
Charleston, IL 61920
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.
LETR Days Sponsored By Schnucks
The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run is excited to team up with Schnucks Grocery chain during the month of August to raise funds and awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. During this event, law enforcement officers and volunteers will staff merchandise tables at the main entrance of their local Schnucks store. Volunteers will sell LETR merchandise, raffle tickets and collect general donations all to benefit to benefit the 23,000 traditional Special Olympics athletes and nearly 17,000 Young Athletes (ages 2 – 7).
Friday: 4 PM – 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Interested in an evening of music and food while sampling different wines and beer along with bidding on fantastic items? Join us for the 11th Annual Taste of Something Special, a wine-tasting and silent auction event benefit SOILL Region I.
Tickets are $15 per person in advance or $20 at the door. Cash bar will be available. Attendees may also purchase the wines and spirits available for tasting that evening from The Walkway and leave with those purchases in hand.
To purchase tickets in advance, contact Vanessa Duncan at 217-345-2424.