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Little City Special Olympics Team Coach Stephanie

Outstanding Team Series: Coach Stephanie Darnell

Behind every championship team is a group of a committed and talented coaches ready to lead the way. Little City’s Special Olympics team is no different. After Little City won the 2017 Kevin T. Kendrigan Most Outstanding Team, those in charge of selecting the winner quickly pointed to Little City’s coaching staff as a key … read more

Ciara Craig with Gold medal

Outstanding Team Series: Special Olympian Ciara Craig

Ciara Craig’s legs are strapped to a bench. She’s staring straight up at a metal bar, drawing deep breaths, preparing for a struggle. There’s no place she’d rather be. “Start!” Ciara hears the command from her coach and becomes a weight lifting machine. She brings the 65 pounds of metal down to her chest. “Press!” … read more

Little City Special Olympics Team

Special Olympians Win Big

For Ciara Craig, a gold medal is not a symbol of some ultimate achievement, but a reminder she can do more than she did before with hard work and determination. Craig was one of 27 Little City athletes who competed in the Illinois Special Olympics last June and helped earn a combined 42 medals spanning … read more

Blake at the Sharenow Fitness and Recreation Center

Help Children like Blake this Summer!

Summer is here and with that brings great opportunities for recreation at Little City! We offer swimming, camp options, golf, track and field, basketball, fitness training, bocce ball and more. Through our ongoing program of health and wellness, our athletes have many training options, including free weights, elliptical and treadmill, stationary bike, rowing machine and … read more

Little City Special Olympics Snowshoeing Team

Little City Athletes Win Gold in New Sport: Snowshoeing

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 was an exciting day for Little City Special Olympians Jeff Aikin, Chris Keiser, Josh Marabian, Kevin Mastin and Jimmy Stelmach who competed in the 2016 Special Olympics District Snowshoeing Tournament at Lambs Farm in Libertyville, IL. Snowshoeing is a brand new sport in Little City’s Special Olympics program, making it the … read more

Little City to Offer Free Golf Lessons for People with Disabilities

Little City’s indoor golf center is offering an Open House Special, including two free 50-minute introductory clinics from a PGA certified teacher, specifically designed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The clinics, open to people with disabilities from the community at large, will be held in the afternoon on Thursday, Oct. 29  and Nov. … read more

Chair Chi Exercise Class

Little City Fitness Instructor Cailie Emmerich created a Chair Chi Exercise class, which she adapted from Tai Chi and specifically designed for people with disabilities. Her class is offered to adults Monday-Thursday mornings as a way for individuals to get active. “This class is a great way for residents to start off their day, it … read more

“Little City uses an affirming message – that it’s a good world, there’s a place for my kids in the world and Little City will help them find it.”

Rachel, mother of children receiving home-based support services