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Josh Church Race Me – Unified Swim Meet

The Libertyville Stars continue the tradition set by Josh Church and challenged each other to race at the annual Josh Church Race Me Meet on Sunday, October 22, utilizing unified partners in relays and individual events. Special Olympics Chairman Tim… Continue Reading →

Tootsie Roll Fundraiser 2023

Our 2023 Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll fundraiser was a huge success! Thank you to the Libertyville Knights of Columbus for partnering with our STARS team for over 2 decades and thank you to all the generous Libertyville donors!

Keep Calm and Picnic On!

The Stars enjoyed the beautiful weather on August 26th, during their annual summer picnic. The athletes played some “cool” (WET) team-building games — including a crazy obstacle course, a splish-splash sponge pass, and squirt gun go! This year they were… Continue Reading →

It’s Tootsie Time!

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The Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Fundraiser is scheduled for the weekend of September 15th to September 17th at the Libertyville Jewel location. This is the largest fundraiser for the Libertyville Stars and assists in funding discounted enrollment for our… Continue Reading →

Stars Shine Bright at State

Twenty four STARS athletes traveled to Normal, IL, for the 2023 Summer Games. The athletes competed in a total of 53 events winning: 22 Gold Medals (including 3 relays)15 Silver Medals (including 1 relay)2 Bronze Medals12 Other finishes and 1… Continue Reading →

Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run

June 6th – On Day 2 of the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run (ILETR), Legs 6,7, 8 and 15 carried the flame and brought awareness of the strong and powerful athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. Libertyville Stars joined in two… Continue Reading →

Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run Events a Success with a Little Help from Libertyville Stars and Elwood!

On May 19th, Libertyville Stars athletes joined Libertyville Police Department at two Libertyville Dunkin’ Donuts locations for Cop on a Rooftop! Elwood, Libertyville Police Department Comfort Dog, was on duty today giving kisses, posing for pictures, and getting pets. In… Continue Reading →

Cop On A Rooftop!

The Libertyville Stars will be joining the Libertyville Police Department for the 2023 Cop on a Rooftop! Mark your calendar for Friday, May 19th. We will be at the 210 Peterson Road Dunkin Donuts AND at the 119 N. Milwaukee… Continue Reading →

WDSRA Meet Recap!

The Stars shined bright at the WDSRA Swim Meet at West Chicago High School. The meet took place on Saturday, February 17th. A big thanks to everyone who came out to the event, our hosts, and all the great volunteers… Continue Reading →

Reach for the Stars 2023

The Libertyville Stars is thrilled to announce the return of the Reach for the Stars meet! Athletes from Belvidere Park District, Evanston Special Recreation, Fox Valley Special Recreation Association, Iddy Biddy Pool, Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association, Northwest Special Recreation… Continue Reading →

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