Special Olympics Track & Field Meet

April 23rd, 7:30am-2:00pm
Prospect High School @ 801 W. Kensington Road, Mt. Prospect, IL

Food Donations & Volunteers Needed!


On Sunday, April 23rd, Special Olympics Illinois Area 18 (Northwest Suburban Chicago) will hold its’ Annual Spring Games-Track and Field Competition. The Area 18 Spring Games consists of over 700 athletes, 1200 volunteers, and nearly 3000 spectators, all living within the Northwest Suburbs.

As part of Immanuel’s service program, school and church families will sponsor the Hospitality Tent at the Annual Spring Games. This year will mark our 22nd ANNIVERSARY for this ministry. Throughout the day of competition we will provide healthy snacks and beverages for the athletes, coaches and their families. This year we are expanding our mission beyond “the tent” and will offer an “Olympic Village”, an area filled with “carnival” type games – bags, ring toss, soccer drills, etc. to provide fun and companionship in between the athletes’ events.

35-45 adults and students are needed to work the Hospitality Tent and Olympic Village. Besides adult and high school volunteers we invite 4th – 8th grade students to help greet our guests, prepare and serve healthy snacks, and supervise Olympic Village: This will count towards service hour requirements!

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Volunteers Needed!

Hospitality Tent Hours
7:30 am-10:00 am
10:00 am-12:00 pm
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Olympic Village Hours
9:00 am-10:30 am
10:30 am-12:00 pm
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

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Food Donations: Healthy snacks and beverages are needed for the athletes, coaches, and their families. Granola bars, oranges, apples, carrots, peppers, celery, cauliflower, and broccoli are needed. Snacks may be brought to Immanuel beginning April 19th.

If you have any questions please contact:
Elaine Schmitt: 847-212-0933 or eschmitt@cpstrategy.com
Carol Hajkaluk: 847-436-5170 or jhajkaluk@aol.com

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Special Olympics Illinois’ Mission

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.

Find out more at https://www.soill.org/