Cheer on Team Illinois
We went to Disney World, and it was awesome! The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games have come and gone and #TeamSOILL represented our state so well. Below, please find our final team medal count!
Fourth Place: 8
Fifth Place: 13
Sixth Place: 10
Seventh Place: 4
Eight Place: 4
Participation Ribbon: 5
To view the full list of results, please click here.
Our team was in Orlando, Florida from June 5 - 12. Below, please find resources, information, stories and more to see what happened in the Sunshine State.
The Special Olympics USA Games is a premier, national sports competition that showcases the power and joy of sports at the highest levels. USA Summer Games are held every four years.
2022 USA Games Training Camp
2022 USA Games
Schedules, Results, and More
Whether you are in Illinois or following the team the sunny Florida, you can keep up with all the magic that is happening with #TeamSOILL while they are in Orlando. Here are a few resources to help you!
2022 USA Games Website
Visit the official event website to learn more about the event, including Athlete Spotlights, social media links, and more
2022 USA Games App
Download from the Apple App Store or Google Play. This interactive app will help you to create custom Games schedules; navigate your stay with the interactive map; view transportation options; cheer on athletes; and more.
Special Olympics Illinois USA Games Newsletter
Get stories of #TeamSOILL delivered right to your inbox. You should receive a few different updates throughout the week. Click here to sign up.
Special Olympics Illinois Social Channels
Follow along on our social channels to see photos and videos from the Games.
Meet the Delegation
Athlete Input Council
Youth Leadership Experience
Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg
2022 Special Olympics USA Games Announces Tour Stops and Selected Athletes for First-Ever Multi-State Law Enforcement Torch Run®
Guardians of the Flame of Hope will carry the iconic torch during the Final Leg leading up to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games
For the first time, Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics for the Special Olympics USA Games will be a multi-city, two-week tour making its way to Orlando, Florida. Check out this video of six athletes who will be joining the Law Enforcement Torch runners and serve as Guardians of the Flame.
Special Olympics Illinois athlete, Aaron Drescher, is one of those six athletes. Aaron has been with Special Olympics since 1983. He is a lifelong runner, multisport athlete, and two-time USA Games gold medal winner. It is a great honor to have Aaron represent the state of Illinois leading up to this nationwide event. Congrats, Aaron!