Region I

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.

Download the Region Profile Sheet for more information

Region I Contact Info

Keyes, Joanie

Joanie Keyes – Director
Phone: 217-428-9255

Jackie Walk – Assistant Director – Sports
Phone: 217-355-1750

Vanessa Duncan – Assistant Director – Development
Phone: 217-345-2424

Office Locations

1950 N. Water St.
Decatur, IL, 62526

902 N. Country Fair Dr. #7
Champaign, IL 61821

520 Jackson St.
Charleston, IL 61920

Events

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Apr
27
Fri
Region I Spring Games @ EIU, O'Brien Field
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Apr
28
Sat
Region I Revenue Raffle Share
Apr 28 all-day
May
12
Sat
Region I Spring Games @ Warrensburg Latham High School
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jun
1
Fri
Big Blue Blowout @ Millikin University
Jun 1 – Jun 3 all-day
Big Blue Blowout @ Millikin University | Decatur | Illinois | United States

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:

Carolyn Klocek
Assistant Director – Coach & Health Services
Special Olympics Illinois
cklocek@soill.org
920.988.2838

Supporting Documents

2018 Big Blue Blowout Memo

Big Blue 2018 Registration

Big Blue 2018 Registration Packet

Touchstone Golf Outing @ Oak Terrace Golf Course
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jun
2
Sat
IDOC Taylorville Golf Outing @ Lakeshore Golf Course
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm
IDOC Taylorville Golf Outing @ Lakeshore Golf Course | Taylorville | Illinois | United States

For more information, please view IDOC Taylorville Golf Outing Flyer.

Jul
12
Thu
Region I MATP @ Macon Resources
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jul
20
Fri
Region I-MATP @ Christian County Mental Health
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Aug
3
Fri
Region J Golf @ Oak Brook Golf Course
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am
Aug
13
Mon
Stone Creek Golf Outing @ Stone Creek Golf Club
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Aug
25
Sat
Region I Bowling @ Western Bowl & Arrowhead Lanes
Aug 25 – Aug 26 all-day
Aug
28
Tue
Region I Equestrian @ Rocky Lane Farms
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm
Sep
1
Sat
Walgreen’s Scannable Fundraiser
Sep 1 all-day
Sep
15
Sat
Region E Volleyball @ HF Sports Complex
Sep 15 @ 8:00 am
Sep
16
Sun
Region I Volleyball @ Richard Workman Sports Complex
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sep
25
Tue
Region I Equestrain @ Rocky Lane Farms
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm
Oct
6
Sat
Region J Bocce @ Glik Park
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am
Oct
13
Sat
East Central Sectional Bowling-Region G @ Landmark Lanes
Oct 13 @ 8:30 am
Oct
21
Sun
Southern Sectional Bowling – Region J @ St. Clair Bowl
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Oct
27
Sat
Region I Wrestling Tournament Fundraiser @ Millikin University (TBA)
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am
Taste of Something Special @ The Walkway
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 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 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.

Mats United Wrestling Tournament @ First Presbyterian Church
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm