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Community Events


Summer Games

bella face paintWith the assistance of more than 150 volunteers, Marklund’s clients enjoy fun outdoor activities at the annual Marklund Summer Games. Bicycle and walking races, face painting, soccer games, bean bag toss, hula hoop fun, sand art and brought many smiles and cheers for our wonderful athletes!

Marklund's Summer Games are our version of Special Olympics. Our clients cannot attend Special Olympics since they need assistance to take part in events and activities. So we created our own event 18years ago. It is very uplifting for all involved--and a lot of fun!

Volunteers are welcome to help out.

Save the date  for the 2017 Summer Games:

     June 19 - Marklund Hyde Center, Geneva

     June 24 - Marklund Philip Center, Bloomingdale

For information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Recreation Therapist.