Region K

Region K provides programming for people in Alexander, Clay, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White and Williamson 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 K Contact Info

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Rhonda Knight – Director
Phone: 618-383-4400

Kim Talley – Co-Director

Phone: 618-457-2969

Jackie Flechs – Assistant Director – Sports
Phone: 618-383-4526

 

 

Office Locations

P.O. Box 320
Norris City, IL 62869

1740 Innovation Dr. Box 23
Carbondale, IL 62903

Events

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Apr
29
Mon
Region K Young Athlete Culminating Event @ Benton Grade School
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
May
3
Fri
Region K Spring Games (Mt. Vernon) @ Mt.Vernon Township H.S.
May 3 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
May
4
Sat
IYC Harrisburg Get Your Run on 5k Run & Walk @ Harrisburg Middle School
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
IYC Harrisburg Get Your Run on 5k Run & Walk @ Harrisburg Middle School

IYC Harrisburg Get Your Run On 5K Run & Walk

This race will begin at 8 a.m. at Harrisburg Middle School, 312 Bulldog Blvd., Harrisburg, IL located 2 miles south of Harrisburg on Rt. 45.  Race packets can be picked up beginning at 7:00 a.m. the day of the race.  Registration closes at 7:45 a.m.  Pre-registration is $20 if post marked no later than April 17, 2019; this guarantees a race t-shirt.  After this date registration is $25 and a shirt is not guaranteed.  Make checks payable to Special Olympics Illinois.  Mail check and form to Illinois Youth Center – Special Olympics Illinois 5K, Attn: Tiffany Gardner, 1201 West Poplar Street, Harrisburg Illinois 62946.  For more information, please contact (618) 252-8681 ext. 216 or ext. 406.

Click here to view the event flier!

May
10
Fri
Region K Young Athlete Culminating Event @ McLeansboro High School
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
May
17
Fri
Region K Young Athlete Culminating Event
May 17 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Aug
2
Fri
Region J Golf @ Oak Brook Golf Course
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am
Aug
12
Mon
Adult Fall Bowling @ Si Bowl in Carterville
Aug 12 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Aug
14
Wed
Adult Fall Bowling @ Si Bowl in Carterville
Aug 14 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Aug
16
Fri
Adult Fall Bowling @ Si Bowl in Carterville
Aug 16 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sep
1
Sun
Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash @ DuQuoin State Fairgrounds
Sep 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash @ DuQuoin State Fairgrounds | Du Quoin | Illinois | United States

What is the Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash?

The Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash at the Du Quoin State Fair is a signature fundraising event for Special Olympics Illinois. On September 1, 2019 thousands of spectators will watch 5,000+ Ducks splash into the lake behind the Exhibition Hall on the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds and race towards the finish line.

Race Day kicks off at 1:00 pm with a parade! The ducks race at 3:00 pm, followed by entertainment for the entire family – live music, face painting, games, and an appearance by Splash, the Duck.

How do I adopt a duck?

Adopt a Duck Now!

 

You can Adopt a duck for only $5. Get more chances to win by purchasing a Quack Pack (6 ducks for $25), Flock of Ducks (24 ducks for $100) or Ducky Derby Donor (60 ducks for $250)!

*Are you adopting a duck on behalf of a friend, co-worker or family member affiliated with a Sales Team? If so, be sure to select the team you want to get credit for your adoption. Click on a team member name to give credit to a specific person.

For more information, contact Kimberly Talley at ktalley@soill.org or 618-457-2969

Sep
11
Wed
Region K Bowling (Fall) @ Nu-Bowl Lanes
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sep
19
Thu
Region K Volleyball Skill @ Eldorado High School
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Region K Volleyball-Individual Skills @ Brownsville School
Sep 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
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
10
Thu
Region K Bocce @ Herrin First Christian Church
Oct 10 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nov
22
Fri
Region K Basketball Skills @ SIU Rec Center
Nov 22 @ 8:45 am – 3:00 pm
Dec
5
Thu
Region K Qualifier Basketball – Individual Skills – Carmi @ Carmi-White County High School
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Dec
6
Fri
Region K Qualifier Basketball – Individual Skills – Carmi @ Carmi-White County High School
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Dec
15
Sun
Region K Snowshoeing Qualifier @ Wesclin High School
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm