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

Register to Volunteer
Apr
9
Thu
Region K Young Athlete Culminating Event – CANCELED @ Benton Grade School
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

EVENT CANCELED

Apr
14
Tue
Region K Young Athlete Little Rebels of Olney – CANCELED @ Elm Street Church
Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

EVENT CANCELED

Apr
17
Fri
Region K YA Culminating Event – CANCELED @ Dr. Andy Hall Elementary
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

EVENT CANCELED

Region K Young Athlete Culminating Event – CANCELED @ Hamilton County High School
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

EVENT CANCELED

Apr
18
Sat
Region H Soccer – CANCELED @ Glenwood High School
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Apr
23
Thu
Region K Spring Games – CANCELED @ SIU Track and Field
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Apr
26
Sun
Region J Gymnastics – CANCELED @ World Class Gymnastics, Belleville Sports Complex
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
May
1
Fri
Region K Spring Games (Mt. Vernon) – CANCELED @ Mt.Vernon Township H.S.
May 1 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
May
15
Fri
Region K Young Athletes Culminating Event – CANCELED @ Parrish Elementary School
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

EVENT CANCELED

Jul
25
Sat
Region H Softball @ LLSC Complex
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jul
31
Fri
Region J Golf @ Oak Brook Golf Course
Jul 31 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Region J Golf @ Oak Brook Golf Course | Edwardsville | Illinois | United States

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.

Aug
1
Sat
LETR Days Sponsored By Schnucks @ Schnucks Stores Across Illinois
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm

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).

 

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

 

 

 

 

Aug
28
Fri
Du Quoin State Fair Parade @ Du Quion State Fair Grounds
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Aug
31
Mon
Region K Bowling-Females @ SI Bowl
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sep
2
Wed
Region K Bowling (Males) @ SI Bowl
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sep
4
Fri
Region K Bowling-Teams @ SI Bowl
Sep 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sep
6
Sun
Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash @ DuQuoin State Fairgrounds
Sep 6 @ 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 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 ktalley@soill.org or 618-457-2969

Bags Tourney Invitation 2019

Sep
9
Wed
Region K Bowling (Fall) @ Nu-Bowl Lanes
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sep
17
Thu
Region K Volleyball Skills @ Eldorado High School
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sep
19
Sat
Region H Volleyball-Individual Skills @ Springfield YMCA
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sep
27
Sun
Region I Volleyball @ Richard Workman Sports Complex
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oct
8
Thu
Region K Bocce-Adults @ First Christian Church
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Oct
9
Fri
Region K Bocce-School Aged @ First Christian Church
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm