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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Aug
24
Sat
LETR Days Sponsored By Schnucks @ Schnucks Stores Across Illinois
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – Aug 26 @ 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 20,000 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

Event Resources:

Participating Locations:

 

 

 

 

Aug
25
Sun
LETR Days Sponsored By Schnucks @ Schnucks Stores Across Illinois
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – Aug 27 @ 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 20,000 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

Event Resources:

Participating Locations:

 

 

 

 

Aug
30
Fri
LETR Days Sponsored By Schnucks @ Schnucks Stores Across Illinois
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – Sep 1 @ 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 20,000 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

Event Resources:

Participating Locations:

 

 

 

 

Aug
31
Sat
LETR Days Sponsored By Schnucks @ Schnucks Stores Across Illinois
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – Sep 2 @ 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 20,000 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

Event Resources:

Participating Locations:

 

 

 

 

Sep
1
Sun
LETR Days Sponsored By Schnucks @ Schnucks Stores Across Illinois
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – Sep 3 @ 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 20,000 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

Event Resources:

Participating Locations:

 

 

 

 

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 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
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
Oct
4
Fri
IDOC Big Muddy Golf Scramble @ Kokopelli Golf Course
Oct 4 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Oct
5
Sat
Southern Illinois Plane Pull & Car Show @ Southern Illinois Airport
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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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 weighs nearly 3 tons! Individuals must raise a minimum of $50 to participate ($500 for a team of 10). Students with a valid school ID may participate for a reduced rate of $30 each. School ID must be present at check-in the morning of the event.

Teams compete in one of three divisions:

  • Open Division: Ideal for companies, school teams, clubs, Friends and Families
  • Public Safety Division: law enforcement, firefighters, 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)

***If we are successful in recruiting 5 teams of a specific type (i.e. fitness clubs or gyms), Special Olympics Illinois will create an additional division for competition. All divisions must have a minimum of 3 teams the morning of the event to be valid. If not, teams will be moved to Open Division for competition. ***

What is the LETR Car Show?

New this year, the Law Enforcement Torch Run will be hosting a Car Show in conjunction with the Southern IL Plane Pull event.  Car enthusiasts are encouraged to show off their hot rod, custom show car, trucks, motorcycles or any other vehicle all to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois! Participants are required to raise or donate a minimum of $30 for entry to the event. Awards will be given to Best in Show and Special Olympics athlete choice.

Car Show Arrival and Departure Times:

The LETR Car Show will be held on the ramp outside the SIU School of Aviation hanger at the Southern Illinois Airport. Due to this event being held on an active airfield, entrance and exit of vehicles from the event site will be limited.  All participants must arrive between 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and remain until the conclusion of the event (approximately 1 PM).  All vehicles must have an Airport Escort when arriving/leaving the tarmac. This is for the safety of our participants and those pilots flying into the airport.

Does it cost to attend?

The Southern IL Plane Pull and Car Show is free to all spectators and perfect for individuals of all ages.  Come out and watch your participants test their strength or cruise through and enjoy the various vehicles on display.  The event will include music as well as vendors. 17th Street BBQ will be onsite providing lunches for participants and spectators!

Who Benefits?

All proceeds collected through the Plane Pull and Car Show benefit the more than 23,000 athletes and over 17,000 Young Athletes (ages 2-7) currently participating with Special Olympics Illinois.  Donations raised through events such as the Southern Illinois Plane Pull allow Special Olympics to provide year-round sports training and competitions at no cost to our athletes or their families.

Questions?

Please contact Sandy Nash with Special Olympics Illinois with any questions you may have. You may also call 618-974-9010.

Resources

S.I Plane Pull Team Guide
S.I Plane Pull Flier
S.I Plane Pull Team Roster
S.I Plane Pull Offline Donation Tracking Sheet
S.I Plane Pull Donor Receipts
S.I Plane Pull Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Partners

Oct
10
Thu
Region K Bocce @ Herrin First Christian Church
Oct 10 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oct
11
Fri
Region K Bocce @ Herrin First Christian Church
Oct 11 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oct
26
Sat
Row 4 Dough @ CrossFit Henosis
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Row 4 Dough

What is Row 4 Dough?

Special Olympics Illinois introduces ‘Row 4 Dough’, an exercise based fundraiser benefiting the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. Row 4 Dough challenges participants to form a team of ten and be the fastest team to row a combined marathon (26.2 miles) on a row machines across the state!

All rowers must collect a minimum of $50 in donations from family, friends, and co-workers, and team up with 9 other rowers to complete the challenge against other teams. Teams are required to raise a minimum of $500. Each rower to reach the fundraising minimum will receive a Row 4 Dough workout shirt. Further incentives are awarded to rowers who raise $100, $250, and $500.

 

#Row4Dough

Use the hashtag #Row4Dough to tell us your reason for rowing this year!

Find your local Row 4 Dough location!

Region D – Row 4 Dough

Goose Island CrossFit – Chicago

Saturday, July 27

Region G – Row 4 Dough

Crossfit Bloomington – Normal

Saturday, August 17

Region H – Row 4 Dough

Southwind Par – Springfield

Saturday, July 13

 

Region J – Row 4 Dough

CrossFit Voyage – O’Fallon

Sunday, July 7

 

Region K – Row 4 Dough

CrossFit Henosis – Carbondale

Saturday, October 26

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
15
Sun
Region K Snowshoeing Qualifier @ Wesclin High School
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm