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Family and Friends is an independent, volunteer, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization which is entirely self-funded through community donations. We believe all athletes should have the opportunity to participate in Special Olympics regardless of their financial status and our fundraisers enable us to achieve this goal.   We support over one hundred athletes throughout Kendall County and the surrounding areas, ranging in age from eight to eighty, and have been doing so for over 40 years.

With support from donors, our hometown athletes compete in Special Olympics at the local, state and national levels. We have even been honored to send 4 athletes to compete in the World Games, with our most recent athlete going to South Korea! Our organization not only provides opportunities for sports competition such as Bowling, Swimming, Golf, Power Lifting and Track and Field, but also a village for their families and care givers to bond and support one another.

We realize that you may already donate to Special Olympics nationally or through the state and those donations are important for the regional, state and international events. We simply ask that you consider supporting our local Kendall County team. Its these local events, practices and social events where everyone participates and where we need your help.

Please consider donating to our organization, we are a Not For Profit Organization under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS Code.

Thank you so much for your support!