The Countdown is ON!

Special Olympics Illinois is proud to announce that 7 athletes, 2 Unified Partners and 5 coaches will represent Illinois at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games.  The World Games will be held March 14 – 21, 2019 in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Over 7,000 athletes from 170 countries will compete in 24 sports, as well as a variety of initiatives and activities held across seven Emirates.

Please contribute today to assist with costs to support the following athletes who will have an experience of a lifetime:

  • Saneatha Trice from O’Fallon will be compete in Artistic Gymnastics
  • Susan Kuborn from Rockford will compete in Athletics
  • John Wrenn from Chicago will compete in Athletics
  • Daniel Cramer from Lake Villa will compete in Bocce
  • Amanda Schumaker from Galesburg will compete in Bocce
  • Grace Seiboldt from Naperville will compete in Swimming
  • Josh McClennan from Bloomington will compete in Tennis

Donations will support purchase of uniforms and general wear, travel, hotels and meals prior to departure, training camp expenses and sports equipment.

Contact:    Kathy McLaughlin, 773.278.2178, ext. 105