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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

Chicago Sport & Social Club and Special Olympics Chicago partnered up again for the NYE 5k race on December 31st 2018.

This year’s 5K started and ended 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.  Thank you to Chicago Sport & Social Club for hosting Special Olympics Chicago as your charitable partner. Our athletes, staff, family and friends enjoyed congratulating the runners and passing out the medals to those who earned the right to party! We are so grateful to all those who participated and supported this race by ringing in the new year together!

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 5K Blue-Circle

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!

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 Blue-Circle

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!

One for the Kids Blue-Circle

“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. Check back soon for more information on the 2019 event by clicking the link below!

LAZ Parking

Our athletes and staff had a blast at the 7th Annual LAZ Parking Chicago Charitable Golf Outing on September 10th, 2018. We have been a proud beneficiary of the LAZ Parking Chicago Charitable Golf Outing held at Silver Lake Country Club on behalf of our 7500+ athletes. Our athletes enjoyed greeting the golfers and hanging out with pro golfer Brian Bullington! Without their generosity our organization would not be able to function to the best of its ability. Check back soon for more information on the 2019 outing.

Chicago Charity Hockey Classic

A full house at MB Ice Arena in support of Special Olympics Chicago! 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 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 Red-Circle

Billy Joel

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

 

  

Evening Reception

We invite you to the Special Olympics Chicago 6th Annual Evening Reception, which is being held once again at Carnivale (702 Fulton Market) at 5:30 – 9:00 PM. Tickets will be $100, which includes food, drinks, entertainment, and more!

The proceeds from this reception will allow us to continue to support over 7500 athletes that participate in numerous events throughout the year.

This year, we are honoring Carey Pinkowski, the Executive Race Director of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and the Shannon Rovers, Irish Bagpipe Band.