Illinois ABLE account owners turned up the heat when they competed in the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games in Normal, Illinois in June.  A big shout out goes to these special individuals who are building lifelong experiences of independence and belonging through Special Olympics Illinois and IL ABLE account ownership.

Special Olympics Illinois’ Summer Games provides an opportunity for athletes to develop skills and capacities that can contribute to greater independence and a full life. Special Olympics Illinois serves over 23,000 athletes both children and adults with intellectual disabilities who are supported by a volunteer force of 48,000.



Congratulations to IL ABLE Account Owner Sophie from Naperville for capturing the Gold Medal in Swimming in the 50m backstroke and the 50 m freestyle events!

Congratulations to Jennifer from the Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County in Vernon Hills on winning the Gold Medal in the Women’s Singles Bocce Ball Competition.  Jennifer is excited to soon open her ABLE account.

Congratulations to Illinois ABLE Account Owner Robert from Mt. Greenwood Park Special Recreation on winning a Ribbon in the Men’s Singles Bocce Ball Competition. Robert has participated in the Special Olympics Bocce Ball Competition since 1968!

Thanks to “Special Chronicles” Podcaster Daniel Smrokowski, who interviewed State Treasurer Michael Frerichs just before the Treasurer took to the field to march with athletes from the Central Illinois Regions during the Opening Ceremonies. Take a look at what Daniel and the Treasurer had to say:

Like the Summer Games Illinois ABLE accounts have the power to transform the lives of athletes and their families. Want to learn more about Illinois ABLE accounts?  Click here.

For facts about ABLE, visit our new FAQs web page.

Cheers to all the Summer Game Competitors!

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