IN Chicago Supports The SPECIAL OLYMPICS 50th Anniversay

  • Special Olympics Celebrity Matches
    July 20, 2018
    2:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the Ireland Network Chicago and the Special Olympics Team  for special events in July.  Come out and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Special Olympics at these very special events!

20 July 2018 

The inaugural Special Olympics Unified Cup presented by Toyota at Toyota Park which will be televised live on  ESPN2

Special Olympics Unified Cup presented by Toyota

Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL

Celebrity Match 16:00 – 17:00

Watch world class soccer celebrities, including Didier Drogba and Hidetoshi Nakatahttps, play unified with Special Olympics athletes.

Championship Games 17:00 – 20:00:  Watch competitive athletes – with and without intellectual disabilities – play together in the first-ever men’s and women’s Unified Cup.  These games will be aired live on ESPN 2!  Our goal is to fill Toyota Park which seats 20,000 so that the support Special Olympics enjoys is televised to the network’s audience. Free tickets are available at


21 July 2018 – Soldier Field – Global Day of Inclusion, 13:00 – 17:00 

Soldier Field, the birthplace of Special Olympics will host a massive celebration, a festival of inclusion that will serve as the spark for people around the world to commit to making their cities more inclusive.  This family friendly festival will offer sports activities, interactive games, exhibits, delicious food offerings, and live entertainment – great for families and children.  Our goal is to fill Soldier Field with more than 30,000 attendees.

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