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.
Rhonda Knight – Director
Kim Talley – Co-Director
Jackie Flechs – Assistant Director – Sports
P.O. Box 320
Norris City, IL 62869
1740 Innovation Dr. Box 23
Carbondale, IL 62903
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.
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).
Friday: 4 PM – 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM
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 6, 2020, thousands of spectators will watch 11,000+ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 618-457-2969