Both of SEASPAR’s Spartans Volleyball teams earned silver medals at the Special Olympics Illinois Fall Games in Rockford, Ill. on October 23.
The Special Olympics Illinois Fall Games is one of nine state sports competitions, and the final competition for those participating in volleyball and equestrian events. More than 550 athletes competed in the event.
Both of SEASPAR’s Spartans volleyball teams qualified to compete in the event and earned silver medals in their divisions.
The Division 2 Spartans White team competitors were Mark Buglio, Adam Sikora, Ben Sojka, and Molly Sosnowski of Lisle, Sarah Cavanaugh and Melissa Engelhardt of La Grange Park, Nate Church of La Grange, and Samantha Wagner of Woodridge.
The Division 6 Spartans Blue team competitors were JoAnn Adamski of Downers Grove, Michele Forzley and Wayne Neumann of Westmont, Tyler Reineke of La Grange Park, Christina Schutz of Darien, and Jeff Wiemerslage of Woodridge.
Both teams also competed in the Illinois Park and Recreation Association’s Illinois Therapeutic Recreation Section Volleyball Tournament hosted by SEASPAR on October 2 at the Park District of La Grange. The tournament hosted 15 teams from special recreation associations and park districts across northern Illinois. The SEASPAR Spartans Blue team earned gold in its division, and the Spartans White team earned bronze. Volunteers from Kohl’s Cares, Level UP Basketball Academy, and Lyons Township High School assisted with the event. View photos from the tournament on Flickr!
SEASPAR trains athletes for Special Olympics competitions in alpine skiing, aquatics, athletics (track and field), basketball, bocce, bowling, cross country skiing, flag football, floor hockey, golf, gymnastics, powerlifting, soccer, softball, snowshoeing, tennis, and volleyball. Our athletes compete in Special Olympics events throughout the year. Learn more about our Special Olympics program.