Special Olympics Illinois to host Family Fun Day in Humboldt Park Aug. 28

 
 
Posted8/24/2021 11:30 AM

On Saturday, Aug. 28, Special Olympics Illinois invites the community to join a "Family Fun Day" in Chicago's Humboldt Park.

Special Olympics Illinois athletes, families and staff will be joined by representatives from Amazon, state Sen. Omar Aquino (2nd District), and state Rep. Delia Ramirez (4th District).

 

There will be games, sports, resources, music and more from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park, 301 N. Humboldt Drive. Additionally, Amazon will present their sponsorship check to Special Olympics at approximately 11 a.m.

The day's entertainment will include music from Timmy Bubbles with ukulele, The Happiness Club, and more; face painters; a magician from Pocket Circus; and even sports inflatables. Food will be provided by Connie's Pizza.

Healthy Initiatives will be offered for all Special Olympics athletes to learn how to properly plan and train for any upcoming sporting competitions.

Special Olympics is a global organization that transforms the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities through year round sport training and competition. Special Olympics Illinois aims to educate the public about programs offered throughout the city and beyond.

The nonprofit sports organization offers year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,100 athletes with intellectual disabilities and over 13,000 young athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development.

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call (800) 394-0562 or visit www.soill.org. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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