Summer Games Update
Special Olympics Illinois has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 State Summer Games (June 12-14) in Bloomington-Normal due to concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We know this is disappointing for the entire Special Olympics Illinois family, but the health and safety of our athletes, volunteers, staff, and partners is the organization’s foremost priority.
We know how hard our athletes continue to train at home and work to stay in shape both physically and mentally. The Special Olympics Illinois team is working just as hard to plan athlete-centric sports festivals, when it is safe to return to competition. We are establishing a task force that includes athletes to plan events that will highlight the spirit and determination our competitors demonstrate each and every day. Stay tuned for more information.
In the meantime, we are creating new and exciting programming on our social channels daily. Visit www.soill.org to learn more and join in the fun!
When the time comes and it’s become acceptable to resume operations, we’ll be stronger and more dedicated to the athletes than ever. We’re in this together.
Welcome to our TEAM!
Team Southwest competes in Region E. Region E covers South Cook, Will, Grundy, and Kankakee Counties. Special Olympic Region E has over 2,500 athletes and over 1,200 class A volunteers. There are many opportunities available for you to get involved with Team Southwest including serving as a volunteer, helping with fundraising, or competing as an athlete.
Team Southwest competes in the Area 7 region that is a part of South Will-Cook Counties. Special Olympic Area 7 has over 2,000 athletes and over 1,200 class A volunteers. There are many opportunities available for you to get involved with Team Southwest including serving as a volunteer, helping with fundraising, or competing as an athlete.
If you have any questions, please contact Karyn Kempke, the Special Olympics Head Coach via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.