Special Olympics Flag Football In Trenton


Special Olympics Illinois (SOILL) is hosting the fourth annual Flag Football tournament on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Trenton City Park. Fans are invited to experience the joy of achievement as 149 athletes and 8 unified partners compete representing 16 teams from 15 agencies across the state of Illinois!

Opening Ceremonies begins at 11:00 am with the colors presented by the Bishop Althoff Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly. Competition begins at 11:30 AM when 16 teams rival in 16 games across 4 fields. Wesclin Football players and Cheerleaders will be volunteering and supporting this electrifying event. Come take part at the birthplace of SOILL Flag Football in Trenton, Illinois for the last exhibition season! In 2018, Flag Football will become an official Special Olympics Illinois competition!

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for more than 22,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and approximately 21,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms lives by empowering people with intellectual disabilities to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.

To learn more about Special Olympics Illinois, please contact the Southern Regional Office located at 1318 Mercantile Drive in Highland by contacting Area 12 Director, Justin Dunning at 618-654-6680 or emailing jdunning@soill.org.