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 I Profile Sheet for more information.

Region I Coach Resources

2019 Region I Calendar Of Events

2019 Region I Dates And Deadlines Monthly Calendar

2019 Region I Med App Deadlines

Region I Newsletters:

Region I Newsletter Page 1

Region I Newsletter Page 2

Region I Newsletter Page 3

Region I Contact Info

Keyes, Joanie

Joanie Keyes – Director
Phone: 217-428-9255
Email: jkeyes@soill.org

Jackie Walk – Assistant Director – Sports
Phone: 217-355-1750
Email: jwalk@soill.org

Vanessa Duncan – Assistant Director – Development
Phone: 217-345-2424
Email: vduncan@soill.org

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

Volunteer Today

 

Jul
11
Thu
Region I MATP @ Macon Resources
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jul
19
Fri
Region I MATP @ Christian County Mental Health
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Aug
2
Fri
Region J Golf @ Oak Brook Golf Course
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am
Aug
9
Fri
Schnucks T-Shirt Sales @ Schnucks Stores Across Illinois
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm

Schnucks T-Shirt Sales

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 20,000 Young Athletes (ages 2 – 7).

Event Times:

All participating departments are asked to staff a LETR table at the main entrance of their local Schnucks during the following business hours:

Friday: 4 PM – 8 PM

Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM

Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM

 

How do I coordinate a LETR Schnucks T-Shirt Sales event?

Here is the process that each department should follow:

  • Any department interested in holding this event should view this list of eligible Schnuck locations.
  • Departments must complete the below location request form or email details to snash@soill.org.  Please include the store location and preferred weekend.  Deadline to request a store is July 5, 2019. DO NOT CONTACT THE LOCAL STORE AT THIS TIME!
  • Schnucks corporate office will coordinate with their Opts team to verify the store is available on the requested dates and communicate approvals to Special Olympics Illinois.
  • Special Olympics Illinois will then confirm commitment with the local LETR department. Once confirmed, the officers may contact their local store manager to organize event details.
  • Remember all store and law enforcement commitments need to be requested to Sandy Nash no later than July 5, 2019.

Schnucks Location Request Form

Stone Creek Golf Outing @ Stone Creek Golf Club
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Aug
16
Fri
Schnucks T-Shirt Sales @ Schnucks Stores Across Illinois
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm

Schnucks T-Shirt Sales

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 20,000 Young Athletes (ages 2 – 7).

Event Times:

All participating departments are asked to staff a LETR table at the main entrance of their local Schnucks during the following business hours:

Friday: 4 PM – 8 PM

Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM

Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM

 

How do I coordinate a LETR Schnucks T-Shirt Sales event?

Here is the process that each department should follow:

  • Any department interested in holding this event should view this list of eligible Schnuck locations.
  • Departments must complete the below location request form or email details to snash@soill.org.  Please include the store location and preferred weekend.  Deadline to request a store is July 5, 2019. DO NOT CONTACT THE LOCAL STORE AT THIS TIME!
  • Schnucks corporate office will coordinate with their Opts team to verify the store is available on the requested dates and communicate approvals to Special Olympics Illinois.
  • Special Olympics Illinois will then confirm commitment with the local LETR department. Once confirmed, the officers may contact their local store manager to organize event details.
  • Remember all store and law enforcement commitments need to be requested to Sandy Nash no later than July 5, 2019.

Schnucks Location Request Form

Aug
17
Sat
Schnucks T-Shirt Sales @ Schnucks Stores Across Illinois
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm

Schnucks T-Shirt Sales

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 20,000 Young Athletes (ages 2 – 7).

Event Times:

All participating departments are asked to staff a LETR table at the main entrance of their local Schnucks during the following business hours:

Friday: 4 PM – 8 PM

Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM

Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM

 

How do I coordinate a LETR Schnucks T-Shirt Sales event?

Here is the process that each department should follow:

  • Any department interested in holding this event should view this list of eligible Schnuck locations.
  • Departments must complete the below location request form or email details to snash@soill.org.  Please include the store location and preferred weekend.  Deadline to request a store is July 5, 2019. DO NOT CONTACT THE LOCAL STORE AT THIS TIME!
  • Schnucks corporate office will coordinate with their Opts team to verify the store is available on the requested dates and communicate approvals to Special Olympics Illinois.
  • Special Olympics Illinois will then confirm commitment with the local LETR department. Once confirmed, the officers may contact their local store manager to organize event details.
  • Remember all store and law enforcement commitments need to be requested to Sandy Nash no later than July 5, 2019.

Schnucks Location Request Form

Aug
18
Sun
Schnucks T-Shirt Sales @ Schnucks Stores Across Illinois
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm

Schnucks T-Shirt Sales

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 20,000 Young Athletes (ages 2 – 7).

Event Times:

All participating departments are asked to staff a LETR table at the main entrance of their local Schnucks during the following business hours:

Friday: 4 PM – 8 PM

Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM

Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM

 

How do I coordinate a LETR Schnucks T-Shirt Sales event?

Here is the process that each department should follow:

  • Any department interested in holding this event should view this list of eligible Schnuck locations.
  • Departments must complete the below location request form or email details to snash@soill.org.  Please include the store location and preferred weekend.  Deadline to request a store is July 5, 2019. DO NOT CONTACT THE LOCAL STORE AT THIS TIME!
  • Schnucks corporate office will coordinate with their Opts team to verify the store is available on the requested dates and communicate approvals to Special Olympics Illinois.
  • Special Olympics Illinois will then confirm commitment with the local LETR department. Once confirmed, the officers may contact their local store manager to organize event details.
  • Remember all store and law enforcement commitments need to be requested to Sandy Nash no later than July 5, 2019.

Schnucks Location Request Form

Aug
23
Fri
Schnucks T-Shirt Sales @ Schnucks Stores Across Illinois
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm

Schnucks T-Shirt Sales

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 20,000 Young Athletes (ages 2 – 7).

Event Times:

All participating departments are asked to staff a LETR table at the main entrance of their local Schnucks during the following business hours:

Friday: 4 PM – 8 PM

Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM

Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM

 

How do I coordinate a LETR Schnucks T-Shirt Sales event?

Here is the process that each department should follow:

  • Any department interested in holding this event should view this list of eligible Schnuck locations.
  • Departments must complete the below location request form or email details to snash@soill.org.  Please include the store location and preferred weekend.  Deadline to request a store is July 5, 2019. DO NOT CONTACT THE LOCAL STORE AT THIS TIME!
  • Schnucks corporate office will coordinate with their Opts team to verify the store is available on the requested dates and communicate approvals to Special Olympics Illinois.
  • Special Olympics Illinois will then confirm commitment with the local LETR department. Once confirmed, the officers may contact their local store manager to organize event details.
  • Remember all store and law enforcement commitments need to be requested to Sandy Nash no later than July 5, 2019.

Schnucks Location Request Form

Aug
24
Sat
Region I Bowling @ Western Bowl & Arrowhead Lanes
Aug 24 – Aug 25 all-day
Schnucks T-Shirt Sales @ Schnucks Stores Across Illinois
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm

Schnucks T-Shirt Sales

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 20,000 Young Athletes (ages 2 – 7).

Event Times:

All participating departments are asked to staff a LETR table at the main entrance of their local Schnucks during the following business hours:

Friday: 4 PM – 8 PM

Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM

Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM

 

How do I coordinate a LETR Schnucks T-Shirt Sales event?

Here is the process that each department should follow:

  • Any department interested in holding this event should view this list of eligible Schnuck locations.
  • Departments must complete the below location request form or email details to snash@soill.org.  Please include the store location and preferred weekend.  Deadline to request a store is July 5, 2019. DO NOT CONTACT THE LOCAL STORE AT THIS TIME!
  • Schnucks corporate office will coordinate with their Opts team to verify the store is available on the requested dates and communicate approvals to Special Olympics Illinois.
  • Special Olympics Illinois will then confirm commitment with the local LETR department. Once confirmed, the officers may contact their local store manager to organize event details.
  • Remember all store and law enforcement commitments need to be requested to Sandy Nash no later than July 5, 2019.

Schnucks Location Request Form

Aug
25
Sun
Schnucks T-Shirt Sales @ Schnucks Stores Across Illinois
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm

Schnucks T-Shirt Sales

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 20,000 Young Athletes (ages 2 – 7).

Event Times:

All participating departments are asked to staff a LETR table at the main entrance of their local Schnucks during the following business hours:

Friday: 4 PM – 8 PM

Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM

Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM

 

How do I coordinate a LETR Schnucks T-Shirt Sales event?

Here is the process that each department should follow:

  • Any department interested in holding this event should view this list of eligible Schnuck locations.
  • Departments must complete the below location request form or email details to snash@soill.org.  Please include the store location and preferred weekend.  Deadline to request a store is July 5, 2019. DO NOT CONTACT THE LOCAL STORE AT THIS TIME!
  • Schnucks corporate office will coordinate with their Opts team to verify the store is available on the requested dates and communicate approvals to Special Olympics Illinois.
  • Special Olympics Illinois will then confirm commitment with the local LETR department. Once confirmed, the officers may contact their local store manager to organize event details.
  • Remember all store and law enforcement commitments need to be requested to Sandy Nash no later than July 5, 2019.

Schnucks Location Request Form

Aug
30
Fri
Schnucks T-Shirt Sales @ Schnucks Stores Across Illinois
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm

Schnucks T-Shirt Sales

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 20,000 Young Athletes (ages 2 – 7).

Event Times:

All participating departments are asked to staff a LETR table at the main entrance of their local Schnucks during the following business hours:

Friday: 4 PM – 8 PM

Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM

Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM

 

How do I coordinate a LETR Schnucks T-Shirt Sales event?

Here is the process that each department should follow:

  • Any department interested in holding this event should view this list of eligible Schnuck locations.
  • Departments must complete the below location request form or email details to snash@soill.org.  Please include the store location and preferred weekend.  Deadline to request a store is July 5, 2019. DO NOT CONTACT THE LOCAL STORE AT THIS TIME!
  • Schnucks corporate office will coordinate with their Opts team to verify the store is available on the requested dates and communicate approvals to Special Olympics Illinois.
  • Special Olympics Illinois will then confirm commitment with the local LETR department. Once confirmed, the officers may contact their local store manager to organize event details.
  • Remember all store and law enforcement commitments need to be requested to Sandy Nash no later than July 5, 2019.

Schnucks Location Request Form

Aug
31
Sat
Schnucks T-Shirt Sales @ Schnucks Stores Across Illinois
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm

Schnucks T-Shirt Sales

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 20,000 Young Athletes (ages 2 – 7).

Event Times:

All participating departments are asked to staff a LETR table at the main entrance of their local Schnucks during the following business hours:

Friday: 4 PM – 8 PM

Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM

Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM

 

How do I coordinate a LETR Schnucks T-Shirt Sales event?

Here is the process that each department should follow:

  • Any department interested in holding this event should view this list of eligible Schnuck locations.
  • Departments must complete the below location request form or email details to snash@soill.org.  Please include the store location and preferred weekend.  Deadline to request a store is July 5, 2019. DO NOT CONTACT THE LOCAL STORE AT THIS TIME!
  • Schnucks corporate office will coordinate with their Opts team to verify the store is available on the requested dates and communicate approvals to Special Olympics Illinois.
  • Special Olympics Illinois will then confirm commitment with the local LETR department. Once confirmed, the officers may contact their local store manager to organize event details.
  • Remember all store and law enforcement commitments need to be requested to Sandy Nash no later than July 5, 2019.

Schnucks Location Request Form

Sep
1
Sun
Schnucks T-Shirt Sales @ Schnucks Stores Across Illinois
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm

Schnucks T-Shirt Sales

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 20,000 Young Athletes (ages 2 – 7).

Event Times:

All participating departments are asked to staff a LETR table at the main entrance of their local Schnucks during the following business hours:

Friday: 4 PM – 8 PM

Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM

Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM

 

How do I coordinate a LETR Schnucks T-Shirt Sales event?

Here is the process that each department should follow:

  • Any department interested in holding this event should view this list of eligible Schnuck locations.
  • Departments must complete the below location request form or email details to snash@soill.org.  Please include the store location and preferred weekend.  Deadline to request a store is July 5, 2019. DO NOT CONTACT THE LOCAL STORE AT THIS TIME!
  • Schnucks corporate office will coordinate with their Opts team to verify the store is available on the requested dates and communicate approvals to Special Olympics Illinois.
  • Special Olympics Illinois will then confirm commitment with the local LETR department. Once confirmed, the officers may contact their local store manager to organize event details.
  • Remember all store and law enforcement commitments need to be requested to Sandy Nash no later than July 5, 2019.

Schnucks Location Request Form

Sep
14
Sat
Taylorville Correctional 5K Run & Mile Walk @ Manner's Park Chautaugua Building
Sep 14 @ 7:45 am – 10:00 am
Taylorville Correctional 5K Run & Mile Walk @ Manner's Park Chautaugua Building

Taylorville Correctional Center 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk- For A Cause will be held on Saturday September 14, 2019. Registration starts at 7:45 am, and the run/walk will start at 9:00 am. Participants will sign in and start at the Manner’s Park Chautauqua Building at South Main Street in Taylorville Il. The cost will be $30.00 for the Run/Walk for participants who register before September 1, 2019. All participants who register after September 2nd through race day will pay $35.00 with no guarantee of a race shirt.
Register By phone @ 217-824-4004, ext. 5205, 5527, or 5605 or On-line @ https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Taylorville/TaylorvilleCorrectionalCenterK525KForACause

Click here to view the event flier!

 

Region I Special Olympics Family Festival @ Land Land College
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sep
15
Sun
Region I Volleyball @ Richard Workman Sports Complex
Sep 15 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oct
10
Thu
Taste of Something Special @ The Walkway
Oct 10 @ 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 10th 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.

Oct
12
Sat
Region G Sectional Bowling (East Central) @ Landmark Lanes
Oct 12 @ 8:30 am
Nov
2
Sat
Region I Bocce @ Mattoon Sports Complex
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am