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Chicago Polar Plunge

Join us for the 19th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge, benefitting Special Olympics Chicago! Challenge your family, friends, and coworkers to brave the icy waters of Lake Michigan!

Date: Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Location: North Avenue Beach

Start Time: 10AM

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2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Join Team Special Olympics Chicago for the 2019 Chicago Marathon!

The Special Olympics Chicago Marathon Team (Team SOC) is a group assembled of runners of all ages and abilities in support of the Special Olympics Chicago mission. Team SOC supports runners in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon through fundraising, training, and day of support! We believe connecting people through sports and physical activity are the beginning steps in spreading our mission of inclusion, acceptance, and joy. Together, we can cross the finish line towards more inclusive communities… one runner at a time.

Date: Sunday, October 13th, 2019

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NEW YEAR’S EVE 5k

Join Chicago Sport & Social Club and Special Olympics Chicago on New Year’s Eve for Chicago’s newest tradition!

This year’s 5K will start and end at Chicago’s newly renovated and historic lakefront property, Theater on the Lake.  The scenic 3.1 mile loop showcases the beauty of Lincoln Park and the Lakefront.  There’s no better way to start your day and earn your right to party into the New Year!

Thank you to Chicago Sport & Social Club for hosting Special Olympics Chicago as your charitable partner. Our athletes, staff, family and friends are looking forward to cheering on all the runners on December 31st, and are so grateful for your support.

Date: Monday, December 31st 2018

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HOT CHOCOLATE WALK

Thank you to all those who walked the Hot Chocolate 2 Mile Walk on Sunday, November 3rd at Grant Park. We are grateful to all those who braved the rain and for supporting our athletes at Special Olympics Chicago.

Midway Fly Away 5k

On Sunday, September 16th, 2018, Special Olympics Chicago hosted their 6th Annual “Midway Fly Away 5k” at Midway Airport. In conjunction with the Chicago Department of Aviation and Southwest Airlines, this fundraiser will help support over 7,500 Special Olympics athletes throughout Chicago. Participants had a unique and fun opportunity to run directly on the airfield, while the planes continuously took off and landed! Thank you to all the individuals and families who came out to support this event that benefits our athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We look forward to seeing you next year!
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BTN Big 10k

Thank you to BTN 10k for hosting Special Olympics Chicago as your charitable partner on August 12, 2018. Our athletes, staff, family and friends who came out to participate are so grateful for your support and had a wonderful and fun day! #AthletesSupportingAthletes.

CHICAGO 10 MILE

Thank you to Run Mfg for choosing Special Olympics Chicago to be your charity partner of the Chicago 10 Mile that was held on September 29th, 2018. We are grateful for your support of our athletes!
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“One For The Kids” 26th Annual Golf Outing

Thank you to One for the Kids for supporting Special Olympics Chicago again this year at your Annual Golf Outing that was held on August 17, 2018! One for the Kids has raised over $1,000,000 for several different charities all benefiting children of the Chicagoland area. Your steadfast support truly impacts our athletes and their families, and we cannot thank you enough for making a difference.

LAZ PARKING

When: Monday, September 10, 2018
Time: Registration begins at 8:00AM & shotgun start begins at 10:00AM. Dinner and Reception is at 3:30PM

Over the past 6 years we have been a proud beneficiary of the LAZ Parking Golf Outing. Once again on September 10th 2018 we will be attending their event at Silver Lake Country Club on behalf of our 7500+ athletes. Without their generosity our organization would not be able to function to the best of its ability.

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CHICAGO CHARITY HOCKEY CLASSIC

Thank you to our friends at MB Ice Arena, Prodigy Hockey, Chemstation, CDS, Sidley and all our Sponsors for supporting the All-Star Hockey Classic on August 25, 2018. We are especially grateful to all the current and former NHL players, USA Olympic players and the Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association who played an exciting game on the ice, and made this special event for our athletes and families a great success!

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Anchor Mechanical and Special Olympics Chicago Celebration

Thank you to Anchor Mechanical for sharing your 20th Anniversary celebration with Special Olympics Chicago on September 27, 2018. We are honored that you have partnered with our charity to commemorate both Anchor Mechanical and Special Olympics’ milestone year! The outpouring support we received from your family, friends and business partners at the event will greatly benefit our programs that showcase the tremendous skills of our athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities. On behalf on our 7500+ Special Olympics Chicago athletes, thank you for your generosity and support!

Ducky Derby

The 9th Annual Rubber Ducky Derby for Special Olympics Chicago was a great success and we are grateful to all our sponsors and families that came out to support Special Olympics Chicago! This year Advanced Eye Care Professionals co-hosted with Mount Greenwood’s Special Recreation Team. The Special Olympics’ mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

BILLY JOEL

Thank you to all our sponsors and guests who made the rooftop summer concert with Billy Joel a success.
 

  

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Evening Reception

Thank You to Mike Kelly, CEO/General Superintendent for the Chicago Park District and Mitch Rosen, Operations Director for CBS Radio for their outstanding and continued support of our athletes and programs. Look forward to seeing everyone In April 2019 for next year’s event.

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BTN Big 10k

We are the proud charitable partner of the BTN 10k on August 12th 2018. The 10k has over 10,000 runners each year. Come support Special Olympics Chicago and the B1G school of your choice! #AthletesSupportingAthletes.
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Midway Fly Away 5k

Join us on Sunday, September 16th, 2018, as Special Olympics Chicago will be hosting the 6th Annual “Midway Fly Away 5k” at Midway Airport. Everyone is welcome, as children 10 and under are eligible to participate in the “Kids Midway Miler”. In conjunction with the Chicago Department of Aviation and Southwest Airlines, this fundraiser will support over 7,500 Special Olympics athletes throughout Chicago. Run directly on the airfield, while planes continuously take off and land! The winner will be awarded two round-trip Southwest Airlines tickets to fly anywhere in the continental United States (must be 18 years old). Other raffle and cash prizes will also be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group category. This is an extraordinary experience that grants you the opportunity to support athletes of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities within your community. Celebrate 50 years of inclusion, competition, and joy with us- register for the Midway Fly Away 5k today!
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CHICAGO MARATHON

Join Our Team!

In honor of our 50th Anniversary this year, we ask that you to join us in celebrating and showcasing all different abilities! We believe connecting people through sports and physical activity is the beginning step in spreading our mission of inclusion, acceptance, and joy. Together, we can cross the finish line towards more inclusive communities… one runner at a time! Thank you to our partners at Chicago Athletic Clubs and Chicago Endurance Sports for helping support our athletes every step of the way.
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CHICAGO 10 MILE

Run Mfg has chosen us to be a charitable partner of the Chicago 10 Mile on September 29th 2018. Come support our 7500+ athletes by participating in the most beautiful city.
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HOT CHOCOLATE WALK

When: Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Where: Grant Park, Chicago, IL

We are the proud charitable partner of the Hot Chocolate 2 Mile Walk. Strollers are welcome at the untimed walk, so bring out the whole family. The Walk for Special Olympics Chicago is a 2 mile untimed walk that starts after the Hot Chocolate 5k/15k race.

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“One For The Kids” 26th Annual Golf Outing

When: Friday, August 17th 2018
Time: Registration begins at 10am, program & shotgun start begins at 11am
Place: Old Oak Country Club, 14200 South Parker Road, Homer Glen, IL
One for the Kids was established in 1993 by a group of concerned individuals who wanted to make a difference. One for the Kids has raised over $1,000,000.00 for several different charities all benefitting children of the Chicagoland area and its main contribution each year is made to Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children’s Charities.
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LAZ PARKING

When: Monday, September 10, 2018
Time: Registration begins at 8:00AM & shotgun start begins at 10:00AM. Dinner and Reception is at 3:30PM

Over the past 6 years we have been a proud beneficiary of the LAZ Parking Golf Outing. Once again on September 10th 2018 we will be attending their event at Silver Lake Country Club on behalf of our 7500+ athletes. Without their generosity our organization would not be able to function to the best of its ability.

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CHICAGO CHARITY HOCKEY CLASSIC

Thank you to our friends at MB Ice Arena, Prodigy Hockey, Chemstation, CDS, Sidley and all our Sponsors for supporting the All-Stat Hockey Classic on August 25, 2018.  We are especially grateful to all the current and former NHL players, USA Olympic players and our Chicago Blackhawk Alumni who played an exciting game on the ice, and made this special event for our athletes and families a great success!  

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THE POLAR PLUNGE

A “warm” thanks to you for your participation at our #ChicagoPolarPlunge!

On behalf of our 7,500+ athletes and their families, thank you for making a lasting difference. We very much appreciate your support in helping to create a community of acceptance and inclusion for all.

Save the date: March 3, 2019, for the next Polar Plunge.

Lots of great photos and recaps being shared on social media. Spread the word on Twitter and follow us at @SpecialOChi using #ChicagoPolarPlunge. Follow us on Instagram: SpecialOlympicsChicago.

The password to download photos is “thankyou” (no spaces).

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Anchor Mechanical and Special Olympics Chicago Celebration

It’s time for the racers to start quacking! AEP’s ducks are back for our 9th Annual Rubber Ducky Derby for Special Olympics Chicago! This year we are co-hosting with Mount Greenwood’s Special Recreation Team. The Special Olympics’ mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

 

 This event will be held at Mount Greenwood Park in Chicago (3724 W. 111th St.) starting at 11 a.m. You can adopt a ducky racer up until 11:30 AM race day! With every $5 donation you will get a ducky which will race for fabulous prizes. Winners do not need to be present. TOP PRIZE is an XBOX ONE X!

You can stop by our office in Oak Lawn (10320 S. Cicero Ave.) to pick your own duckie racer🐥.

Can’t make it? You can still be part of the fun by making a donation by visiting www.sochicago.org. Click on DONATE and Ducky Derby to donate!

Racers will be picked for you. If you provide an email address we can send you pictures of your racers!

 

More details to follow!! 

 

We hope to see you there! 

Dr. Casey and The AEP TEAM

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Ducky Derby

Anchor Mechanical cordially invites you to celebrate Special Olympics Chicago’s 50th Anniversary and Anchor Mechanical’s 20th Anniversary. Please join us for an evening of drinks, dinner, raffles & Live Music!
$10 Minimum donation at the door. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Chicago
For event questions, please contact: scc@sochicago.org or 312-527-3743
We look forward to seeing you! On behalf of our 7,500+ Special Olympics Chicago athletes, thank you for your support!

BILLY JOEL

Join Special Olympics Chicago for a summer concert with Billy Joel!

Food and Beverages provided. Sponsorship opportunities available.

When: Friday, September 7th 2018. Doors open @ 6:30pm
Where: Wrigley Rooftops – 3619 N. Sheffield Chicago, IL
Tickets: $200
For more information, please contact Special Olympics Chicago: scc@sochicago.org or 312-527-3743

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Evening Reception

Thank You to Mike Kelly, CEO/General Superintendent for the Chicago Park District and Mitch Rosen, Operations Director for CBS Radio for their outstanding and continued support of our athletes and programs. Look forward to seeing everyone In April 2019 for next year’s event.

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