Thank you to everyone who donated to help SSSRA exceed our $3,000 goal on #GivingTuesday!

We are excited to announce that we raised $3,390! This will help us continue to offer free and discounted programs and special events for our residents.

Thank you to Herb and Nancy Dollarhide of New Lenox who participated in our match program.

29th Annual Golf Outing a Great Success

Golf Outing Supporters from the Village of Park Forest: (from left) Tom Mick, Village Manager; Jonathon Brown; Craig Kaufman; and Kevin Adams

The 29th Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser was held on August 17, 2018, at Coyote Run Golf Course, in Flossmoor. Due to the generosity of our golfers, dinner guests, sponsors and prize donors, the outing raised $9,000.

Thanks to the following individuals and businesses who contributed $250 or more in sponsorship or prizes:

Robbins Schwartz, Chicago
Davis Eyecare Associates, Oak Lawn
Mr. Mike McCatty, Century 21 Affiliated, Orland Park
Mrs. Patti Klimek, Century 21 Affiliated, Orland Park
Village of Park Forest
Country Club Hills Park District
The Chuck Mutter Family, Crete
Martin Whalen Office Solutions, Inc., Tinley Park
Calumet Bakery, Lansing
Old Plank Trail Community Bank, Mokena
Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios, Mokena
Kluger Furs, Flossmoor
George Dunne National Golf Course, Oak Forest
Mr. Michael Redmond, Monee

Thanks to our special guests who were on the course:

Granite City Food & Brewery, Orland Park

Old Plank Trail Community Bank, Mokena

Tim Corrigan, SSSRA participant and 50 year Special Olympics athlete was our honored dinner guest and speaker. Many thanks to Tim and his family, and to the 90 agency supporters who joined us for dinner.

Tim Corrigan with his sister, Ellen Longawa

12th Annual Ricky's Ride

The 12th Annual Ricky's Ride, held on September 16, 2018, was a success!

Please click here to view the flyer.

Due to the generosity of over 500 motorcycle riders, local businesses, family, and friends, the 12th Annual Ricky’s Ride raised $22,108.

A special “Thank You” to the following individuals for your continued support and dedication in making this a successful event:

Ricky, Smi, Jamie, Duey, Gina, Ronnie, Judy, Kris, Bobby, and the rest of the crew!

Thank you Oak Forest Bowl for hosting the start of the ride and sponsoring breakfast.

Thank you to the following individuals and businesses who contributed $250 or more in sponsorship to the event:
Ms. Jane Fiala, Downers Grove
Oak Forest Bowl
New Image, Frankfort
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Fallon, Naperville
Ridgewood Cycle Association, Frankfort
Orthodontic Associates, Ltd., Flossmoor
Mr. and Mrs. Herb Dollarhide, New Lenox
G.S. Curlee Trucking, Inc., Frankfort
Jamie Wallace, Frankfort
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, Bridgeview
Ms. Ashley Blair - Insurance and Financial, Indiana
TDH Cycle, Plainfield

For more information about Ricky’s Ride, please contact Lisa Drzewiecki, Superintendent, at 815-806-0384, ext. 21 or or visit

Sock Hop Hustle 5K

SSSRA would like to thank Olympia Fields Park District for hosting the Sock Hop Hustle 5K. Proceeds from the Sock Hop Hustle 5K will be used for scholarships for individuals with special needs to participate in either SSSRA or Olympia Fields Park District programs.

We appreciate the support from participants, volunteers, sponsors, and donors.

Thank you to the following sponsors and donors for their support of the 2018 Sock Hop Hustle 5K:

WT Group
State Representative Anthony DeLuca, 80th District
Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center
Vintrendi Wine Company
Lagunitas Brewing Company, Chicago
The Computer Mechanic
NuToys Leisure Products
Eat Drink Delight LTD
Dino Jump Chicagoland
Great American Bagel, University Park
Panera Bread, Matteson
Nothing Bundt Cakes, Oak Lawn
The Human Race, Orland Park
Lou Malnati’s, Flossmoor
South Suburban Family Shelter
Oak Forest Park District