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.

Download the Region Profile Sheet for more information

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

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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
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

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
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
Region J Flag Football Exhibition @ Trenton City Park
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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
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

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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.

Resources

S.I Plane Pull Team Guide
S.I Plane Pull Flier
S.I Plane Pull Team Roster
S.I Plane Pull Offline Donation Tracking Sheet
S.I Plane Pull Donor Receipts

 

Partners

 
WSIL
The Southern Illinoisian
River Radio
SIU Aviation
Southern Illinois Airport Authority
 
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