Region J

Region J provides programming for people in Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Fayette, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, St. Clair and Washington 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.

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Region J Contact Info

Justin Dunning – Director
Phone: 618-654-6680

Steve Whitlatch – Assistant Director – Sports
Phone: 618-654-6680

Caylee Cook – Manager of Development
Phone: 618-654-6680

Katy Gruen– Manager- Administrative Services

Office Locations

1318 Mercantile Dr.
Highland, IL 62249

Events

Volunteer Today

 

May
4
Sat
Region J Spring Games @ Edwardsville High School
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jul
27
Sat
5k Donut Run hosted by Collinsville PD @ Collinsville PD
Jul 27 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Aug
2
Fri
Region J Golf @ Oak Brook Golf Course
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am
Aug
25
Sun
Region J Flag Football Exhibition @ Trenton City Park
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sep
21
Sat
Region J Bowling @ St. Clair Bowl
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm
Sep
29
Sun
Region J Flag Football Competition @ Lindenwood University Belleville
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am
Oct
5
Sat
Southern Illinois Plane Pull @ Southern Illinois Airport
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

What is the Plane Pull?

The Plane Pull features the ultimate tug-of-war competition, as teams of up to 10 battle a United Airlines 737, weighing more than 60,000 lbs.  That is right, the plane weights nearly 30 tons! Each participant must raise a minimum of $50 ($500 for a team of 10).

Teams compete in one of three divisions:

  • Open Division: Ideal for companies, school teams, clubs, friends and Families
  • Public Safety Division: law enforcement, fire fighters, paramedics, EMT, DNR, DOC and military personnel; teams need at least 10 public safety competitors to qualify for this division
  • SIU Division (a division created solely for students and staff of Southern Illinois University)

Questions on this event? Please contact Sandy Nash at 618-974-9010

Who Benefits

All proceeds collected through the Plane Pull benefit the more than 23,000 athletes and more than 20,000 Young Athletes (ages 2-7) currently participating with Special Olympics Illinois.

Partners

 
WSIL
The Southern Illinoisian
River Radio
SIU Aviation
 
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Oct
12
Sat
Region J Bocce @ Glik Park
Oct 12 all-day
Oct
20
Sun
Region J Sectional Bowling (Southern) @ St. Clair Bowl
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

 

 

Region J Sponsors