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
Shane Bennett – Assistant Director
Jackie Flechs – Manager – Sports
P.O. Box 320
Norris City, IL 62869
1740 Innovation Dr. Box 23
Carbondale, IL 62903
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.
*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 email@example.com