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.
Region I Contact Info
Joanie Keyes – Director
Jackie Walk – Assistant Director – Sports
Vanessa Duncan – Assistant Director – Development
1950 N. Water St.
Decatur, IL, 62526
902 N. Country Fair Dr. #7
Champaign, IL 61821
520 Jackson St.
Charleston, IL 61920
This is an opportunity to obtain multiple certifications over one weekend. Housing and meals are provided for those staying more than one day. While there is a fee up front, it is returned, in its entirety as long as you attend everything you sign up for! Sign up for one course or stay the whole weekend and get multiple certifications and some great networking opportunities with other coaches from across the state.
For more information on registering for the Big Blue Blowout please contact:
Assistant Director – Coach & Health Services
Special Olympics Illinois
Interested in an evening of music and food while sampling different wines and beer along with bidding on fantastic items? Join us for the 9th Annual Taste of Something Special, a wine-tasting and silent auction event benefit SOILL East Central/ Area 9.
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.