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Check out what our athletes have been up to!

Thanks to your support, we are able to create fun activities and exciting opportunities for our athletes. Take a look at some of the things they've been doing this summer.

Mt. Hood Ski Trip

This month four of our athletes, Tommy, Natilia, Jana, and Dayquon, took a trip to Mt. Hood where they participated in the Spectrum Race Camp. The trip to Oregon was an opportunity for these athletes to experience skiing out west. Everyone's ski abilities improved greatly in this exciting setting. They also enjoyed hiking, campfires, group games, team-building, and meeting new friends from all over the country. This group did a great job of representing our program and city!

Cooking with SOC/SCC is back!

This month, we held two virtual cooking demos for our athletes. On Monday, June 12, Chef Jared from Common Threads showed our athletes how to make sweet potato, corn, and black bean tacos. The following week, he taught them to make homemade granola that they added to fruit parfaits. Fresh ingredients for each class were delivered directly to athletes' homes by Top Box Foods.

We'll be hosting more classes soon, so stay tuned!

Archery Invitational

On June 3, 100 athletes from Kosciuszko, Shabbona, Harrison, and Bessemer Parks gathered at the Pullman Community Center for the very first Archery Invitational. Shabbona Park won Best Overall Team. A separate skills participation event was also offered for the athletes still developing their skills. 

Thank you to volunteers from the SOC/SCC Associate Board and Disney for joining us to help out!

Our Associate Board's annual Baseball Fundraiser is coming soon!

Join the Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children's Charities Associate Board on Thursday, July 27 for their annual Baseball Fundraiser! We'll be at Guaranteed Rate Field to watch the White Sox take on the Cleveland Guardians! The game is at 7:10 PM, but you're invited to a tailgate at Armour Square Park where you can pick up your ticket and purchase food and drinks starting at 5:00 PM. 

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Don't miss the BTN Big 10k and 5K!

We are excited to be a charity partner for this year's BTN Big 10K and 5K on July 15 at Soldier Field! Represent your favorite Big 10 school at this fun race, then join all the runners and fans at the Post-Race Tailgate. Join us in the fun!

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We are also looking for volunteers to help at this year's race. Click here to sign up!

SOC/SCC is July's Charity of the Month at Fleet Feet Chicago!

Get everything you need to run and support Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children's Charities athletes by shopping at Fleet Feet Chicago! We'll be featured as the charity of the month at all Chicago area stores!

Thank you to our friends at Fleet Feet for your continued support of our mission!

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Summer Family Opportunities

The summer session of Family Opportunities is underway! Athletes and family members can participate in lots of fun activities this season including Driving Range, Mini Golf, Archery, Fishing, Rock Climbing and Bowling.

Check out the schedule

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Did you know that our athletes have their own show on CAN TV? Their crew joined us at our Evening Reception to interview guests. Their show airs on the first and third Saturday of each month at 9:30 AM. You can also view episodes anytime on Youtube.

Athlete Artwork Feature

For the month of June, our featured artwork is “Three Strikes” by Jasmine Diaz of Northside Learning Center. Jasmine’s artwork shows a group of friends bowling together. We like Jasmine’s artwork because it is very colorful and because bowling is one of our favorite activities to do with athletes, families, and friends!

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