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If you are brand new to Special Olympics and would like more information, please check out our welcome letter in both ENGLISH and SPANISH.

District 54 has been an agency of Special Olympics Illinois since 1992.  We provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for students ages 3 and up with intellectual disabilities throughout our district.  We focus not only on providing opportunities to develop physical fitness, but work on building social skills and friendship as well!

Beyond sports opportunities, District 54 Grizzlies also work within many of our schools through the Unified Champion Schools program.   This program aims to foster relationships between students with and without disabilities in games, projects and unified sports.  For more information, please visit the Unified Champion Schools Page. and the Young Athletes Program page.

Who should you call?

For general questions and information for Sports, Athlete/Coach Registration, Club Unify and Unified Champion Schools

Contact Program Specialist: 

Kelly O'Reilly at

Phone: (847) 357-2105 

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For questions about Young Athletes

Contact Special Programs Assistant

Austin Hewett at

Phone: (847)357-5094

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