The Special Olympics Illinois Tribute Park was dedicated on June 17, 2005, as a lasting tribute to the enduring spirit of athletes, families, volunteers and donors.
The park serves as a lasting reminder of all those who make the Special Olympics experience a reality. The Tribute Park is a great way to honor and recognize loved ones, someone who has inspired you or made a difference in your life, while building a timeless treasure for Special Olympics Illinois. Funds received will sustain the park’s future expenses, as well as support the development of athlete and family experiences at a national and international level.
Anyone is welcome to support the Special Olympics Illinois Tribute Park. There are several options for placement on the Team Walkway, the Family, Volunteer and Donor Walls and for bricks in the Athlete Walkway.
Want to purchase a brick? You can purchase it directly online by filling out the following form or you can download and fill out one of the forms located at the bottom. For questions please call 800-394-0562.
Tribute Park Memorials
The Breen Legacy Athlete Fund was established in 2014 in honor of SOILL President/CEO Dave Breen and as a memorial to his deceased parents, Robert and Anita Breen. The purpose of this fund is to foster athlete experiences and opportunities through sport, leadership and recognition. Athletes can be nominated for this award by filling out the Breen Legacy Athlete Fund Form.
The Tribute Park Memorial Gift is a way to honor and recognize a loved one in the Athlete Plaza or on one of the three stone walls in Tribute Park. Based on donations made in a loved one’s name, one of the following engravings can be done in Tribute Park; in the Athlete Plaza, or on the Family, Volunteer or Donor Walls. Make a lasting memorial by filling out the Tribute Park Memorial Gift Form.