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Special Olympics Illinois
Be a Fan of Special Olympics Illinois
Join Our Team, Be a Catalyst for Change.

Special Olympics Illinois empowers people with intellectual disabilities to realize their full potential. We have helped tens of thousands of individuals with intellectual disabilities find their voice and their strengths through the platform of sports training and competition. Our programs empower individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit,self-sufficient and productive members of society.

"Be A Fan" of Special Olympics Illinois and join our team as we run for the over 22,000 athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.

All marathon runners will receive a technical running shirt, Power Breakfast, help setting up a fundraising page, professional training tips, and a Special Olympics certificate of appreciation! All runners will be entered into a drawing to receive special incentive prizes!

We ask that all marathon runners raise a minimum of $250 and all other race participants a minimum of $100.

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Total Donations: $8,961

Goal: $10,000

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Contributor Amount Comment
Charlotte and Zach Bartelt $10.00 "Hey Posty we're super excited for your first 5K and it makes it even better that it's for the Special Olympics. There's not too many things more amazing than seeing someone feel accomplished and empowered! We miss you! Charlotte and Zach"
Eric and Marie Loth $25.00 "GO RYAN!!! LIVE STRONG Ed and Michelle!"
Sara Mongerson $50.00 "Good luck!!"
Mary Catherine Swanson Hidden "Eddie~ We are so proud of you for running and running for such a great cause! We'll be there (rain or shine) to cheer you on! You rock our world Uncle Eddie!!"
Joe Balogh $75.00 "It's pretty remarkable to see you run such a big race this soon into your running. I won't be there bc of class but I wish you the best of luck. You will rock it! And why do I have to find out about this donation thing through Facebook? You know I don't visit that - but I have my ways"
Lauren Riggs $10.00 "Jori you are such a giving person and I think it is phenomenal that you are doing this for the Special Olympics! Good luck and wish I was closer to cheer you on! ~Lauren"
gail cox $25.00 "The Cox family loves the most spirited Miss Jori Cooper!"
Joseph Roselieb Hidden "Good Luck from University Housing and Dining at WIU!"
Julie Hapke $25.00 "Go Ed!!!!!!"
Anonymous Hidden "Good luck, Ed! I'll be right next to you (until you pass me up)! My students and their families thank you for this! :) Every little bit helps! "
Stacey Muren $25.00 "Run Eddie Run!"
Adam Ludwig $25.00 "Good luck on the first Marathon Ed! Joe might have some pointers for ya and maybe a good book to check out too! Great cause!"
Barbara Donnelly $100.00 "Good luck, Eddie. Grandma and Papa Jack"
Donnie, Suzie & Jack Manella $25.00 "Good Luck Uncle Ed! Love - Jack"
Shelly Bychowski $25.00 "GOOD LUCK!"
carmine nigro $25.00 "Ed often times professional atheletes and celebs get credit for courage, these special atheletes have the real courage"
Irene Balogh $100.00 "Eddie, Thank you for considering Danny as your inspiration. I will be thinking of your run while I am cheering him on in Rockford! Good luck. God Bless."
Janet Wiesbrock $25.00 "You go girl!!! Way to reach your goal and beyond! Good Luck at the race!"
Haley Evert Hidden "I am so proud of you, Ed! Rock on and let those feet fly!"
Dave & Cathy Swansonq Swanson $25.00 "Eddie, Have a great race - it's for a great cause! Dave and Cathy Swanson"
Anonymous $50.00 "And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. 1 Corinthians 13:13 (KJV) And whatever charity you perform, God knows it well. ?????? ?????? 2:196 What a blessing you and your family are to us all!"
Crystal Breining Hidden "Good luck with the race, it's a great cause!"
Mary Balogh $140.00 "Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. Abraham Lincoln We are so proud of you. Love you for the man you have become. Rents"
John and Linda Balogh Hidden "Ed- Thanks for giving of your time and talent. We are happy for the opportunity to support you and Special Olympics. John and Linda"
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