Welcome to the home of the Chicago Metropolis Junior Olympics!
The Junior Olympics of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago dates back to 1981 and has grown into the largest single gathering youth in the Metropolis, filled with family-friendly activities. From its inception, the Junior Olympics has been hosted by SS. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Palos Hills, Illinois. The community not only organizes the event, but also shares its facilities with the entire Metropolis to make the Junior Olympics possible.
Each year, thousands of parents, young adults, and children look forward to kicking off the Summer at this Memorial Day Weekend event in order to coach, view, and participate in the festivities. Olympic activities are offered for all age levels, with competition in basketball, swimming, track and field, softball, volleyball, soccer, chess, checkers, backgammon (tavli), ping-pong, & much more. The Junior Olympics aims to live its mission, which is rooted in St. Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy: “…If anyone competes as an athlete, they do not win the prize unless they compete according to the rules. Remember, therefore Jesus Christ Risen from the dead...”
2022 Schedule & Location
May 28-29, 2022 | SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Palos Hills
Become a Sponsor or Volunteer
Putting on an event of this scale is not easy. It takes time, effort, and resources from across the Metropolis to create this experience for our youth. But we believe the experiences had by our youth at the Jr. Olympics last a lifetime and keep them in the life of our Church.
This is why we are asking for your financial and volunteer support.
This year, we invite you to become a part of this youth ministry through volunteering for the event or becoming a sponsor. By being an event sponsor, you enable the Olympics to once again take place. Your gift will help us grow our ministry by: (1) developing more programs; (2) reducing registration fees to include more participants and; (3) offering registration aid to families who can’t afford them. Do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or directions on how to donate.
We thank you for your investment in the physical, social and spiritual development of the youth of this Metropolis and wish you all of God’s blessings.
Parish administrators – please complete the Parish Participation Form (HERE) and click the activity name to download the activity roster forms.
- 7-9 Soccer
- 7-10 Basketball
- 7-18 Track & Field
- 10-12 Soccer
- 11-13 Basketball
- 13-15 Soccer
- 7-18 Swimming
- 13-18 Girls Volleyball
- 13-18 Boys Volleyball
- 13-18 Coed Softball
- 16-18 Soccer
- Table Tennis
Questions? Want to get more involved?
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