QUICK LINKS TO REGISTER

CLICK HERE  to START A TEAM
CLICK HERE  to JOIN A TEAM
CLICK HERE  to search current listing of teams

TEAM REGISTRATION DETAILS

Team registration will open at 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 28th. Registration is limited and based on a first come, first served format. Teams that raise $5,000 or more from the 2021 event guarantee a team reservation. Sponsors that commit at +$5K are also reserved a team slot. 


The team fee is $1500. Teams are NOT required to satisfy the fee at time of registration. Teams are afforded the option of raising funds via the peer-to-peer fundraising platform hosted on this site to meet the fee.


Traditionally, teams and players work together to reach out to friends and family to raise funds toward the overall team goal and the greater organizational goal of $75,000 for the event. Recently, we have seen teams exercise their creativity by reaching out to sponsors to help support team fundraising, host events and do all other sorts of things to reach the team fee. Got a new idea!? Run it by us and we'll do what we can to support your efforts or collaborate.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

TEAM REGISTRATION BEGINS  |  Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 pm
TEAM ROSTER & FEE DEADLINE  |  Friday, September 9th
CAPTAIN'S MEETING  |  Monday, September 19 at 6:00 pm (virtual)
FUNDRAISING DEADLINE  |  Friday, September 23rd at 10:00 pm
EVENT DATE  |  Saturday, September 24th

 

QUICK LINKS TO DONATE

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO A SPECIFIC TEAM
CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO A SPECIFIC PLAYER
CLICK HERE TO MAKE A GENERAL DONATION

 

QUICK SITE LINKS 

CLICK HERE for Event Information

CLICK HERE for the Official Tournament Bracket

CLICK HERE for the Official Tournament Rules

CLICK HERE to see the Awesome Fundraising Prizes

CLICK HERE to view our Sponsors & Partners

CLICK HERE to sign up to Volunteer

 


FUNDRAISING GOAL & DEADLINE

This event is a softball tournament and a festival, but it is most importantly an important fundraiser for OK. We need your help to hit our goal, so that we can keep creating great opportunities for Warriors! We are working all the way toward 10PM on Friday, September 23th to hit our goal of raising $75,000! The team fee only gets us halfway to our goal, so we are counting on our teams, players and community to come in with us and go above and beyond to reach the goal! 

Your donation is vital ...

  • Because there are more than 291,00 people with an intellectual or developmental disability in Illinois
  • Because more than 23,000 people with an intellectual or developmental disability in Illinois are STILL on a waiting list for services. 
  • Because the employment rate for Warriors in our community is STILL an abysmal 38%.
  • Because we don't accept the above!
  • Because we are still 95% privately funded and we count on our events to support nearly 40% of our operating budget.
Please consider making a donation to support our efforts toward righting these wrongs. You can even donate directly toward a Warrior Fundraising Page. Each year, we pair Warriors up on all of the teams playing in the event. These Warriors are working with their teammates toward our fundraising goals. We consider this event a great opportunity to show how we believe inclusion can and should look, in sports and in life. Here's one way we prove that.

 


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THE OK MISSION

Opportunity Knocks is dedicated to enriching life and community. We exist to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they live, work, learn, grow and connect within their community. We believe in a dynamic, person-centered and community-based approach to programming that engages the voice of all Warriors, thrives on interdependent connections, encourages exploration, centers on holistic wellness and fostering healthy relationships.


WHO WE SERVE

Perseverance and strength through challenges have led us to nickname our participants Warriors. We are dedicated to providing support and resources for teens and young adults.

WHERE WE SERVE

We are currently serving the communities of Oak Park, Forest Park, and River Forest. Due to our current space constraints, we are limited to serving only those communities.

WHY WE SERVE

Opportunities for young people with I/DD are terribly limited. The state of Illinois ranks 49th in the nation in supporting community-based programs. More than 12,000 are currently awaiting state services.

 


 

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