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

 

IMPORTANT DATES

TEAM REGISTRATION BEGINS  |  Friday, July 30th at 12:00 pm
TEAM ROSTER & FEE DEADLINE  |  Wednesday, September 8th
CAPTAIN'S MEETING  |  Monday, September 20 at 8:00 pm (virtual)
FUNDRAISING DEADLINE  |  Friday, September 24th at 10:00 pm
EVENT DATE  |  Saturday, September 25th

 

 

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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 24th to hit our goal of raising $60,000! 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.

TEAM NAME
WARRIOR NAME
(names are linked to pages)
   
50 Shades of Phe Mike White
Charlie O'Connor

Devil's Rejects

Erik Cox
Georgia's Peaches Peter Caden
Georgia Hunter

Laces Out

Nick Sawyer
Lollygaggers14 Jarvis Hart
Ian Elsen

Grinders

Mike Gardner

Not My Uggs

Madeline Gancer

Nothing but Sauce

Tom Bradley
Pagano's Fireballs Alex Brunet
Jonece Dansby

Pitches Be Crazy

Jackie Finn

Sik Wit It

Dana Wax
Soft Serves Patrick O'Rourke
Molly Mullins

The Mules and The Nags

Katrina Jeffries

The Opportunists

Matt Cox
Ultimate Warriors John Carmody
Sonya Taylor

Unbreakable Fitness

Katrina Jefferies

 


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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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