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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Feb
16
Sat
2019 Effingham Polar Plunge @ Lake Sara
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Feb
23
Sat
Mardi Gras Downtown Decatur @ Restaurants/Bars Downtown
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
2
Sat
2019 Decatur Polar Plunge @ Lake Decatur
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mar
3
Sun
Region B Gymnastics @ Palatine High School
Mar 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mar
9
Sat
2019 Mahomet Polar Plunge & Donut Dash @ Lake of the Woods
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mar
23
Sat
Region J Swimming @ Chuck Fruit Aquatic Center
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mar
30
Sat
Region G Powerlifting @ Four Seasons The Pit
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Apr
6
Sat
Region I Swimming @ The ARC U of I
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am
Lake Sara Dam Run @ Lake Sara
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Lake Sara Dam Run @ Lake Sara | Effingham | Illinois | United States

For more information, please view Lake Sara Dam Run Flyer.

Apr
14
Sun
Region J Gymnastics @ World Class Gymnastics, Belleville Sports Complex
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Apr
20
Sat
Region H Soccer @ Glenwood High School
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Apr
26
Fri
Region I Spring Games @ EIU, O'Brien Field
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
May
11
Sat
Region I Spring Games @ Warrensburg Latham High School
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
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
Stone Creek Golf Outing @ Stone Creek Golf Club
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Aug
24
Sat
Region I Bowling @ Western Bowl & Arrowhead Lanes
Aug 24 – Aug 25 all-day
Sep
14
Sat
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