2015 Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games

Summer Games is Special Olympics Illinois premiere sports competition with more than 4,000 athletes and Unified Partners competing in 6 different sports, along with 1,600 coaches, 2,000 volunteers and 3,300 family members. That totals almost 11,000 people who attend Summer Games annually! The Summer Games are held at Illinois State University in Normal and the Illinois Wesleyan University campus in Bloomington. A variety of activities are provided for the participants in addition to the sports competitions.


Aquatics – Shirk Center Natatorium, Illinois Wesleyan University
Athletics (track & field) – ISU Track
Bocce – ISU’s Soccer Stadium
Gymnastics – Horton Field House & South Gym – ISU
Powerlifting – Kingsley Junior High School
Soccer – Hancock Stadium – ISU
Healthy Athletes – Redbird Arena – ISU

Tentative Competition Times

All times listed below are tentative and subject to change once event specific schedules are determined. Times only reflect actual competition times and do not include time frames for coach meetings, weigh-in times, etc. For a final schedule, please check the Special Olympics Illinois website.

Friday, 11:45am – 5:30pm
Saturday, 7:30am – 5pm
Sunday, 7:30am – noon

Friday, 1-5pm
Saturday, 8am – 5pm

Friday, 12:30-5pm
Saturday, 8am – 5pm
Sunday if necessary

Friday, 1-5pm
Saturday, 8:30am – 3pm

Friday, 1– 5:30pm
Saturday, 8am – 5pm
Sunday, 8am – noon

Friday, noon-5pm
Saturday, 8am – 5pm
Sunday if necessary

Opening Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies are scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, June 12, at Hancock Stadium. In true pomp and ceremony during the Parade of Athletes representatives from the agencies (selected athletes and coaches) parade into the stadium in the best of Olympic tradition.Then please remove your caps and place your hands over your hearts for the National Anthem. Finally, to top off this spectacular event, is the Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run where the officers will hand off the torch to athletes who will carry it along it’s final route and light the cauldron holding the Flame of Hope to kick off the Games!

Victory Dance

The Victory Dance will be held in Uptown Normal from 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, June 13. The dance gives the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois a chance to celebrate their accomplishments and to socialize with others from around the state in addition to members of the community. Old friends will catch up and new friends will be made. The smiles and joy of the athletes are a testament to how Special Olympics Illinois helps transform lives.


Friday, June 12, 2015 - Sunday, June 14, 2015
All Day

Cost: free


Illinois State University Horton Sports Complex W College Avenue Normal Illinois 61761 309-888-2551

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