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

Shane Bennett – Assistant Director
Phone: 618-457-2969

Jackie Flechs – Manager – Sports
Phone: 618-383-4526

Office Locations

P.O. Box 320
Norris City, IL 62869

1740 Innovation Dr. Box 23
Carbondale, IL 62903

Events

Volunteer Today

 

Aug
3
Fri
Region J Golf @ Oak Brook Golf Course
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am
Aug
24
Fri
Du Quion State Fair Parade @ Du Quion State Fair Grounds
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
2
Sun
Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash @ DuQuoin State Fairgrounds
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

2017 Event Recap and Winners

2017 was a great success, all 8,000 ducks were sold bringing in $42,47 to support the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. The 2017 prize winners are:

  • 1st Place: Connie M.
  • 2nd Place: Jennifer F.
  • 3rd Place: Whitney S.
  • 4th Place: Royce J.
  • 5th Place: Earl M.

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 2, 2018 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 1:00pm with a parade! The ducks race at 3:00pm, 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? 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.

What if my Duck Wins?

You could be the winner of one of our great prizes!

  • $1,000 courtesy of Country Financial
  • Experience all that Southern Illinois has to offer! Enjoy a one night stay in a Honeymoon Suite at Blue Sky Vineyard. Get in touch with nature with two one hour trail ride passes at Giant City Stables and two passes for a Zip Line Canopy Tour at Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tours. Enjoy a gift basket and wine tasting for two at Alto Vineyards and $50 worth of beer and merchandise from Route 51 Brewing. Finally, capture your memories with a one hour photography session by My Sun, My Moon Photography.
  • Two tickets to the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series Race courtesy of Chicagoland Speedway

For more information, contact Shane Bennett sbennett@soill.org

 

Sep
10
Mon
Region K Bowling-Females @ SI Bowl
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sep
12
Wed
Region K Bowling (Males) @ SI Bowl
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sep
13
Thu
Region K Volleyball-Individual Skills @ Brownsville School
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sep
14
Fri
Region K Bowling-Teams @ SI Bowl
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sep
19
Wed
Region K Bowling @ Nu-Bowl Lanes
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm
Sep
30
Sun
Region K Flag Football @ Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Oct
11
Thu
Region K Bocce-Adults @ First Christian Church
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Oct
12
Fri
Region K Bocce-School Aged @ First Christian Church
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Oct
21
Sun
Southern Sectional Bowling – Region J @ St. Clair Bowl
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Nov
2
Fri
Region K Volleyball Skills @ SIU Recreational Center
Nov 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nov
8
Thu
Region K MATP @ Brownsville School
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nov
30
Fri
Region K Basketball – Individual Skills @ SIU Rec Center
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dec
6
Thu
Region K Basketball -Individual Skills @ Carmi-White County High School
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Region K Basketball Skills @ Carmi-White County High School
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Dec
15
Sat
Region K Snowshoe @ TBD
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm