Meet the Local Athletes Headed to the Special Olympics USA Games

The idea of competing in a national tournament like the NCAA Final Four or the Super Bowl can get any athlete's or fan's heart racing. It’s the same for Special Olympics athletes, who will compete in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games June 14–21 at various locations around Princeton, New Jersey. 

In only the third USA Games in Special Olympics history, several Southland residents are among 59 Illinois athletes and partners chosen to compete as part of Team Illinois at the USA Games.

Beef up your knowledge of your local Special Olympians with our gallery, before the games begin.



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