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Special Olympics Chicago Team Chris, Carolyn, & Ray
Amount Raised
$18,155.00
Fundraising Goal $1,500.00

My Message

Special Olympics Chicago's Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. We stand by a simple principle: training together and playing together is quick path to friendship and understanding. Connecting people through sports and physical activity is the beginning step in spreading of mission of inclusion, acceptance, and joy!

Our team is comprised of a Special Olympics Chicago athlete Christopher Shadden and running partners Carolyn Daley Scott and Ray Kracik. It has been Chris' lifelong dream to run a marathon and Carolyn and Ray did not hesitate when given the chance to train and run the 2018 Chicago Marathon with him!

Training together has been fantastic and challenging at the same time.  It has not only provided guidence, support, and camaraderie within our team, but has done the same for our families! Through these shared experiences and dedication, our team is determined to conquer 26.2 miles together, side by side on October 7, 2018.  Below is a bit about Chris and his involvement in Special Olympics Chicago.  In honor of Chris and all Special Olympic athletes, we ask that you join us in celebrating and showcasing all different abilities by supporting our Unified Team!  Please consider a donation of any amount and come out on marathon day to cheer Chris on!!! 

Christopher Shadden

Christopher Shadden has been involved in Special Olympics Chicago for 34 years.  He has actively competed and excelled in a variety of sports including basketball, golf, track & field, bowling, bocce, and floor hockey.

In 2016, he was selected as a participant on Team USA that competed in Canada. It was an experience of a lifetime for him Track and field is his most decorated sport, with Christopher bringing home gold medal after gold medal, year after year, especially in the 500 & 1500 meter events. When he stands on that podium and gets his medal, he feels like a winner and doesn't hesitate to wear them proudly throughout the week.

Christopher loves to run and regularly participates in annual running events like Chicago's 8K Shamrock Shuffle.  This year Chris decided to take on a new challenge...the 2018 Chicago Marathon!   Chris has been working hard since April training with Carolyn and Ray and is looking forward to the big race on October 7th!

Christopher's life is fuller and more enriched thanks to Special Olympics Chicago and we hope you support him and all of the Special Olympics Chicago athletes with a donation today! 

About Special Olympics Chicago

The Special Olympics mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Special Olympics Chicago is largest region in the state of Illinois and larger than 26 other state Chapters in the U.S. offering year round training and competition in 22 sports. Currently Special Olympics Chicago serves almost 8,000 athletes a year.  All of these athletes learn fundamentals, rules and strategies from their coaches during a training period prior to competition. Competitions are held at the area, regional and state levels.

Donations

We hope you consider making a donation to support Chris and all of our Special Olympic Chicago athletes.  Be sure to ask your employer if it has a matching funds program and if so, just simply enter your company's name during the donation process.

If you prefer to donat via check, please send a check along with a note to credit Team Chris, Carolyn & Ray to:

SCC/Special Olympics Chicago

2 E 8th Street

Mezzanine Level

Chicago, IL 60601

If you can't make a donation at this point, help me reach my goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter! Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to our page! The process is fast, easy, and secure. We truly appreciate any support you can provide.

Any questions please contact Carolyn, Ray or email nathalie.hill@sochicago.org or call 312-527-3743.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING CHRIS AND ALL OF THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS CHICAGO ATHLETES!!!!

Event Date
Oct 7, 2018 5:30 AM
Location Name
Grant Park

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My Supporters (197)

Susan Burden donated $100.00
Oct 16, 2018 9:56 AM
Cecilia, Charlie & Mary Ward donated $50.00
Oct 10, 2018 1:36 PM
Juliet Kracik donated $50.00
Oct 8, 2018 11:47 AM
Ray and Kathy Kracik donated $100.00
Oct 7, 2018 8:02 PM
Kate Oelerich Photography donated $100.00
Oct 7, 2018 5:39 PM
The Connor Family donated $100.00
Oct 7, 2018 9:17 AM
The Placio Family donated $200.00
Oct 7, 2018 8:30 AM
Jenné Myers donated $50.00
Oct 7, 2018 7:16 AM
Friend of Special Olympics Chicago donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 6, 2018 10:37 PM
Josh W donated $100.00
Oct 6, 2018 3:01 PM
Meredith O’Brien donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 6, 2018 2:10 PM
Angela Wilkinson donated $100.00
Oct 6, 2018 11:02 AM
Team Oates (cheering you on from MA) donated $100.00
Oct 6, 2018 10:08 AM
Ann Perry donated $25.00
Oct 5, 2018 11:04 PM
Karen and John Steketee left a message
Oct 5, 2018 9:56 PM
Chris! We are friends of your Uncle Jim and Aunt Linda in Arizona. We are also fellow marathoners and are SO excited for your run. Knock em' dead! Run fast!
Karen and John Steketee donated $50.00
Oct 5, 2018 9:55 PM
Karen and John Steketee left a message
Oct 5, 2018 9:52 PM
Hi Chris! We are friends of your Uncle Jim and Aunt Linda in Arizona AND marathoners also. We are soooo proud and excited for you to run Chicago. You Rock!
Chas and Lynn Hamill left a message
Oct 5, 2018 4:38 PM
Good luck!
Chas and Lynn Cascarano donated $50.00
Oct 5, 2018 4:38 PM
Aunt and Uncle B donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 5, 2018 4:35 PM
Patrick Dwyer III donated $50.00
Oct 5, 2018 11:24 AM
Kirwan Elliott donated $100.00
Oct 5, 2018 9:43 AM
Jeff Rotter donated $50.00
Oct 5, 2018 12:08 AM
The Philly Wilkinsons donated $75.00
Oct 4, 2018 11:34 PM
Friend of Special Olympics Chicago donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 4, 2018 8:11 PM
The Oelerich Family donated $150.00
Oct 4, 2018 4:25 PM
Sarah Chamlin donated $50.00
Oct 4, 2018 2:38 PM
PETER Q. THOMPSON donated $200.00
Oct 4, 2018 2:08 PM
Vincent Casieri left a message
Oct 4, 2018 1:16 PM
Good luck with in the race!
Vincent Casieri donated $100.00
Oct 4, 2018 1:16 PM
Ellie and Lucy Kracik donated $100.00
Oct 4, 2018 1:14 PM
Lally Daley Hotchkiss donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 4, 2018 12:21 PM
Shawn Gleason donated $50.00
Oct 4, 2018 11:49 AM
Megan & Pat Anderson donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 4, 2018 9:05 AM
The Anderson Family left a message
Oct 4, 2018 9:03 AM
Way to go Chris, Ray and Carolyn!!! What an awesome accomplishment!! Good luck on Sunday and have fun! Soak it all in!
The Regan Family donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 3, 2018 8:10 PM
Rob & Christine Schultz donated $100.00
Oct 3, 2018 6:34 PM
The Andolina Family donated $250.00
Oct 3, 2018 6:28 PM
Peter and Molly McDermott donated $100.00
Oct 3, 2018 4:13 PM
Jeff and Erin Bottcher donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 3, 2018 1:06 PM
LaCien Family donated $50.00
Oct 3, 2018 11:14 AM
The Dine Family donated $50.00
Oct 3, 2018 9:45 AM
Chiarieri Family donated $200.00
Oct 2, 2018 12:43 PM
Shea Family donated $200.00
Oct 2, 2018 12:25 PM
The O'Neills donated $100.00
Oct 2, 2018 12:08 PM
Parkland Redell's donated $50.00
Oct 1, 2018 10:43 PM
The Unger family donated $100.00
Oct 1, 2018 7:55 PM
Chris Tillotson donated $100.00
Oct 1, 2018 6:32 PM
Castro Schmit donated $100.00
Oct 1, 2018 6:16 PM
The Mullen Family donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 1, 2018 4:22 PM
Browe family donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 1, 2018 12:31 PM
Julie Reilly donated $50.00
Oct 1, 2018 12:00 PM
Greg Kracik donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 1, 2018 11:05 AM
The Lafferty Family donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 1, 2018 10:07 AM
Friend of Special Olympics Chicago donated $100.00
Oct 1, 2018 9:20 AM
Friend of Special Olympics Chicago donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 1, 2018 8:50 AM
Cynthia Nack donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 1, 2018 8:14 AM
Jackie Kramer donated $100.00
Oct 1, 2018 5:44 AM
Laura and Al Ashley left a message
Sep 30, 2018 9:40 PM
Way to go!!! Have a great and safe run!!!
Laura and Al Ashley donated $300.00
Sep 30, 2018 9:39 PM
Ellen Danaher Tully donated $100.00
Sep 29, 2018 3:21 PM
Janson Family donated $50.00
Sep 29, 2018 2:19 PM
Andra and Mike Starshak donated $100.00
Sep 28, 2018 11:40 AM
Skinny Sheahan left a message
Sep 27, 2018 1:51 PM
RUN!
Skinny Sheahan donated $100.00
Sep 27, 2018 1:51 PM
Sarah and Brian Dwyer donated $100.00
Sep 27, 2018 6:30 AM
Genevieve LeFevour donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 26, 2018 6:33 PM
Bert donated $100.00
Sep 26, 2018 1:52 PM
Friend of Special Olympics Chicago donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 26, 2018 11:10 AM
Heidi Redell Sullivan donated $100.00
Sep 25, 2018 7:26 PM
Joy Monahan left a message
Sep 25, 2018 4:57 PM
Love you Hoya!
Joy Monahan donated $50.00
Sep 25, 2018 4:57 PM
Matt T. left a message
Sep 25, 2018 4:51 PM
Best of luck!
Friend of Special Olympics Chicago donated $200.00
Sep 25, 2018 4:50 PM
Noreen Janson donated $50.00
Sep 25, 2018 4:27 PM
Michael Grieco donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 25, 2018 2:27 PM
Fidelity Charitable MG donated $250.00
Sep 25, 2018 1:58 PM
Patricia Molloy donated $100.00
Sep 25, 2018 1:14 PM
Glenview Fit Body Boot Camp donated $250.00
Sep 25, 2018 12:44 PM
Cacky and Mark Murnane donated $100.00
Sep 25, 2018 8:15 AM
Casey Hogan donated $100.00
Sep 24, 2018 9:58 PM
The Powells left a message
Sep 24, 2018 3:06 PM
Hope you all have a great run!!
The Powells donated $100.00
Sep 24, 2018 3:05 PM
Molly left a message
Sep 24, 2018 12:11 PM
Great cause! Good luck!
Molly McGarry donated $150.00
Sep 24, 2018 12:10 PM
Mary (Christopher's Mom) left a message
Sep 24, 2018 10:35 AM
I want to give a Heartfelt "SHOUT OUT" to everyone who donated/supported Chris, Carolyn and Ray's 2018 Unified Chicago Marathon Team! I just seen that they exceeded their Fundraising Goal and am so proud and excited for them. Thank you all so very much! 12 days to go to the big Day!
Maia Benson left a message
Sep 24, 2018 8:29 AM
GO TEAM !
Maia Benson donated $100.00
Sep 24, 2018 8:28 AM
Alissa & Tom King donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 24, 2018 8:21 AM
Mary Ann Wall donated $150.00
Sep 23, 2018 10:03 PM
The Hendrick Family left a message
Sep 23, 2018 3:43 PM
Best of luck on Sunday Ray, Chris and Carolyn
The Hendrick Family donated $200.00
Sep 23, 2018 3:42 PM
Liz left a message
Sep 23, 2018 3:05 PM
I will be cheering you, Ray and Chris on from LA!
Liz Kenny donated $100.00
Sep 23, 2018 3:04 PM
Joan, Tom and Grace donated $100.00
Sep 23, 2018 12:03 AM
Bruce left a message
Sep 21, 2018 4:02 PM
Good Luck to Ray and Team!
Bruce & Seanine Bowen donated $200.00
Sep 21, 2018 4:01 PM
Mary Wilkinson left a message
Sep 20, 2018 10:22 PM
In loving memory of Barbara Daley and John Wilkinson
Mary Wilkinson donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 20, 2018 10:19 PM
Michael & Nancy Daley donated $100.00
Sep 20, 2018 5:08 PM
Vince and Karie Smith left a message
Sep 20, 2018 2:04 PM
Good luck Chris, Carolyn, and Ray!!! Wish we could be there to root you on!
Vince and Karie Smith donated $100.00
Sep 20, 2018 2:02 PM
Vicki and Greg Bednar donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 20, 2018 8:10 AM
The Cowen's left a message
Sep 19, 2018 6:27 PM
Best of luck to Chris, Carolyn
The Cowen Family donated $150.00
Sep 19, 2018 6:23 PM
Adrienne and Jim Paxton left a message
Sep 19, 2018 12:03 PM
Thank you so much for participating for such an excellent organization. God Bless all!
Adrienne and Jim Paxton donated $100.00
Sep 19, 2018 12:02 PM
Michelle and Jon Kolssak left a message
Sep 19, 2018 10:22 AM
Best of luck to you all!!!
Michelle and Jon Kolssak donated $100.00
Sep 19, 2018 10:21 AM
Paul & Patty Buckingham donated $100.00
Sep 19, 2018 9:49 AM
Terry and Lisa Lally donated $100.00
Sep 18, 2018 9:21 PM
Ray and Susan Boesen Family donated $100.00
Sep 18, 2018 9:14 PM
Sandy and Joe Walker left a message
Sep 18, 2018 7:55 PM
Good luck and have a great race!
Sandy and Joe Walker donated $100.00
Sep 18, 2018 7:54 PM
Lindsay & Mike Ferber donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 18, 2018 7:26 PM
Davey and Kristine Scoon donated $100.00
Sep 18, 2018 2:51 PM
Tiffany and Jared Chupaila left a message
Sep 18, 2018 12:06 PM
You are inspiring Raymond.
The Chupaila Family donated $100.00
Sep 18, 2018 12:06 PM
Suzanne and Rob Browne donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 18, 2018 10:46 AM
Katie Haggerty left a message
Sep 18, 2018 10:30 AM
Go Carolyn!!!! haggerty are cheering u on from NYC
Sean and Katie Haggerty family donated $100.00
Sep 18, 2018 10:30 AM
me left a message
Sep 18, 2018 10:18 AM
run fast
Friend of Special Olympics Chicago donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 18, 2018 10:17 AM
Megan Brennan donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 18, 2018 8:37 AM
Sladoje Family donated $100.00
Sep 18, 2018 8:11 AM
The Mansour Family donated $200.00
Sep 18, 2018 7:25 AM
Bill & Jen Gilroy donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 18, 2018 7:11 AM
Friend of Special Olympics Chicago donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 18, 2018 12:04 AM
Kathleen Malone donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 17, 2018 5:05 PM
Bob and Holly left a message
Sep 17, 2018 11:12 AM
Go Carollyn and Team!!!!
Robert and Holly Redell donated $50.00
Sep 17, 2018 11:11 AM
Richie and Patty Collins donated $50.00
Sep 16, 2018 6:09 PM
Craig H. Isacson donated $100.00
Sep 15, 2018 3:20 PM
Tom left a message
Sep 1, 2018 2:39 PM
Good going Carolyn! God bless!
Tom & Peggy Kloempken donated $50.00
Sep 1, 2018 2:38 PM
Greg left a message
Aug 31, 2018 9:52 AM
Wishing you and Chris a great day. Way to go.
Greg & Dana Pearce donated $250.00
Aug 31, 2018 9:48 AM
Al Perez left a message
Aug 29, 2018 12:51 PM
Christoper Shadden has trained so hard for this i appreciate all you do for him.
Al Perez donated $10.00
Aug 29, 2018 12:50 PM
Al Perez left a message
Aug 29, 2018 12:48 PM
I just want you to know how hard my nephew Christopher Shadden has been training for this and I look forward to seeing him run in October. Go Team Chris
Anna & John King donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 27, 2018 10:20 PM
Beth Ullem donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 23, 2018 2:29 PM
Paul Stroka left a message
Aug 22, 2018 9:48 PM
Good luck Carolyn and team!
Paul Stroka donated $50.00
Aug 22, 2018 9:48 PM
Friend of Special Olympics Chicago donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 22, 2018 10:46 AM
Barbara Salzer donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 21, 2018 7:56 PM
Ed Wallace donated $200.00
Aug 21, 2018 3:39 PM
Dino Valenti donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 20, 2018 3:09 PM
Marge and Skip Lacey donated $100.00
Aug 19, 2018 8:35 AM
Griskelis Young Harrell donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 17, 2018 6:13 PM
Victor & Mary left a message
Aug 17, 2018 1:09 PM
I want to thank my employer, CME Group, who has matched our contribution of $525 to the Special Olympics. Woohoo!
Fena Perez left a message
Aug 16, 2018 6:35 PM
Felicitaciones a Christopher y hazlo bien.
Fena Perez donated $50.00
Aug 16, 2018 6:33 PM
Awilda left a message
Aug 16, 2018 6:23 PM
I'm proud of you Christopher.
Awilda Jacobs donated $100.00
Aug 16, 2018 6:22 PM
Susie & Roger Fein left a message
Aug 16, 2018 9:13 AM
Contribution being sent by Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund from our account with them
Dana G left a message
Aug 16, 2018 8:27 AM
Run like the wind!
Dana Gilberti donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 16, 2018 8:27 AM
Caroline Beak crown donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 15, 2018 8:04 PM
The Ryan’s donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 15, 2018 5:04 PM
Courtney left a message
Aug 15, 2018 12:09 PM
Go Carolyn, Ray and Christopher!
Courtney A. Thompson donated $100.00
Aug 15, 2018 12:08 PM
Courtney Thompson left a message
Aug 15, 2018 12:04 PM
Go Carolyn, Ray and Christopher!
Kavanaugh family donated $50.00
Aug 14, 2018 5:22 PM
Jim left a message
Aug 14, 2018 2:43 PM
Good luck!
Jim & Pam donated $100.00
Aug 14, 2018 2:42 PM
Jim & Pam Peterson left a message
Aug 14, 2018 2:39 PM
Go Christopher!
Mary Beth Richmond left a message
Aug 14, 2018 1:10 PM
Carolyn and Ryan, Run like the wind!
Mary Beth Richmond donated $250.00
Aug 14, 2018 1:09 PM
MacLean Family donated $250.00
Aug 14, 2018 11:54 AM
The Doherty's left a message
Aug 13, 2018 2:08 PM
We are enormously proud of each of you. Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us!
Doherty's donated $200.00
Aug 13, 2018 2:07 PM
The Gibbons Family donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 13, 2018 11:41 AM
Catherine Delaney donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 12, 2018 12:42 AM
T donated $100.00
Aug 10, 2018 8:22 PM
JB and Lindsey Mackenzie donated $250.00
Aug 10, 2018 5:11 PM
Ryan Bolger donated $150.00
Aug 10, 2018 2:40 PM
Mary & Victor left a message
Aug 10, 2018 10:37 AM
We're so very proud of you Christopher. Thank you for caring Carolyn and Ray.
Friend of Special Olympics Chicago donated $200.00
Aug 10, 2018 10:35 AM
Mary left a message
Aug 10, 2018 9:54 AM
We're so very proud of you Christopher. Thank you for caring Carolyn.
Christopher's parents donated $500.00
Aug 10, 2018 9:52 AM
Tom Olsen donated $50.00
Aug 10, 2018 9:45 AM
Ann Hotchkiss left a message
Aug 10, 2018 9:25 AM
Proud of you, Carolyn. Good luck in the marathon.
Ann Hotchkiss donated $100.00
Aug 10, 2018 9:24 AM
Ann Miller Hotchkiss left a message
Aug 10, 2018 9:21 AM
I am proud o all of you for your dedication and caring. I hope this marathon will be an unforgettable one for Chris!!
Dave & Linda Berkow left a message
Aug 10, 2018 8:30 AM
Best of luck, Christopher! You're da man!
David Berkow donated $100.00
Aug 10, 2018 8:28 AM
Bergy donated $50.00
Aug 10, 2018 7:46 AM
The Barkers donated $100.00
Aug 10, 2018 7:35 AM
The Flanagan Family donated $100.00
Aug 9, 2018 11:03 PM
Friend of Special Olympics Chicago donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 9, 2018 8:06 PM
Pallavi Mukunda donated $50.00
Aug 9, 2018 7:56 PM
Pallavi, Sasi and Vedanth left a message
Aug 9, 2018 7:51 PM
All the best, Christopher!
Friend of Special Olympics Chicago donated $50.00
Aug 9, 2018 4:24 PM
Sandi Coleman donated $25.00
Aug 9, 2018 4:02 PM
Carolyn Daley Scott donated $500.00
Aug 9, 2018 12:21 PM
Friend of Special Olympics Chicago donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 24, 2017 5:38 PM
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