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

Region I 2020 Calendar Of Events

Region I 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

2020 Region I Med App Deadlines

Region I Volunteer Resources:

2020 Volunteer Opps With Cervis Links

Region I Newsletters:

Region I Newsletter Jan. Mar. 2019

Region I Newsletter Apr. Jun 2019

Region I Newsletter Jul Sept 2019

Region I Contact Info

Keyes, Joanie

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

Jackie Mendoza – Assistant Director – Sports
Phone: 217-355-1750
Email: jmendoza@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
Apr
18
Sat
Region H Soccer – CANCELED @ Glenwood High School
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Apr
21
Tue
Region I Young Athlete Culminating Event – CANCELED @ Mark Twain Elementary school
Apr 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

EVENT CANCELED

Apr
26
Sun
Region J Gymnastics – CANCELED @ World Class Gymnastics, Belleville Sports Complex
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
May
1
Fri
Region I Spring Games – CANCELED @ EIU, O'Brien Field
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
May
5
Tue
Region I Young Athlete Culminating Event – CANCELED @ Okaw Elementary
May 5 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

EVENT CANCELED

May
9
Sat
Region I Revenue Raffle Share
May 9 all-day
Region I Spring Games – CANCELED @ Warrensburg Latham High School
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jul
25
Sat
Region H Softball @ LLSC Complex
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jul
31
Fri
Region J Golf @ Oak Brook Golf Course
Jul 31 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Region J Golf @ Oak Brook Golf Course | Edwardsville | Illinois | United States

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.

Aug
1
Sat
LETR Days Sponsored By Schnucks @ Schnucks Stores Across Illinois
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm

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).

 

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

 

 

 

 

Aug
7
Fri
Region I MATP @ Macon Resources
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Stone Creek Golf Outing @ Stone Creek Golf Club
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Aug
21
Fri
Region I MATP @ Christian County Mental Health
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Aug
29
Sat
Region I Bowling @ Western Bowl & Arrowhead Lanes
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Aug
30
Sun
Region I Bowling @ Western Bowl & Arrowhead Lanes
Aug 30 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sep
19
Sat
Region H Volleyball-Individual Skills @ Springfield YMCA
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Region I Special Olympics Family Festival @ Lake Land College
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sep
27
Sun
Region I Volleyball @ Richard Workman Sports Complex
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oct
8
Thu
Taste of Something Special @ The Walkway
Oct 8 @ 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 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.

Oct
10
Sat
Region G Sectional Bowling (East Central) @ Landmark Lanes
Oct 10 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nov
7
Sat
Region I Bocce @ Mattoon Sports Complex
Nov 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nov
12
Thu
Region I Special Glow Bingo @ Knights of Columbus Hall
Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm