Welcome Team Southwest!


Welcome to our TEAM!


Welcome to the Southwest Cooperatives Special Olympic Team website. Team Southwest has over 200 combined athletes and volunteers that participate in many events throughout the year. Our events include Basketball, MedFest, MATP games,  Spring Track and Field games and the Summer Track and Field games.



Team Southwest competes in the Area 7 region that is a part of South Will-Cook Counties. Special Olympic Area 7 has over 2,000 athletes and over 1,200 class A volunteers. There are many opportunities available for you to get involved with Team Southwest including serving as a volunteer, helping with fundraising, or competing as an athlete.



Everyone deserves a chance at a happy and purposeful life. Yet people with intellectual disabilities face doubt, barriers, and low expectations. For many, Special Olympics is the only place where they find an opportunity to participate in their communities, develop belief in themselves, and feel like champions.

For every inspiring Special Olympics athlete in Illinois there are 17 more people waiting for their chance - and so many more around the world. Donate today and help us reach out to one more person who wants to participate in Special Olympics.
Click here to make a donation.


Coach Karyn Kempke


If you have any questions, please contact Karyn Kempke, the Special Olympics Head Coach via email at kkempke@swcccase.org.