It's time to get your Tootsie Roll Drive Volunteer Slot confirmed.
Families are required to volunteer for 2-3 hours the weekend(s) of September 9-10 & 16-18
Please refer to the document below for more detailed information and contact information.

Click HERE to download the letter with all of the information.
Download the NEW Schedule, Athlete Registration and Volunteer Registration now!
Click HERE to download the schedule.
This schedule covers September through December.

Hi Returning & Prospective Stars,


I hope that you are had a safe summer and are ready for the fall!!

Stars has a great spread of competitive program opportunities for athletes with special needs, partners and coaches. We are really excited about the upcoming season.


•The Tootsie Roll Drive is coming up. Please lock in your spots as we heavily rely on the KOC for their annual donation. The more people we have out their, the more they donate to us.


There will be a parent meeting on Saturday, September 10th.


Go Stars

As always, we are very excited to bring to you our Fall Athletic Programs.

Always check this website often for updates, announcements and changes.

Payments are due by the first week of practices.
Elite Stars took first place at the ICU World Cheerleading Championship!

Click HERE to download the press release.

The spring schedule is here!
Click HERE to download the 2022 Summer schedule

2022 All Sports Camp Information is also available.
Click HERE to download camp information
Click HERE to download camp registration

New Routines for 2019-2027 are out now

Click HERE to see the videos
Click HERE to read the MAG routines
Click HERE to read the WAG routines
Click HERE for WAG Level 1 Floor music
Click HERE for WAG Level 2 Floor music

Elite Stars took first place at the International Cheer Union World Championships!

Click HERE to read the press release

Click HERE to see some of the photos from the competition
St. Valentines Classic is February 3!

Female/coaches athletes will need to check in at 12:30pm.
Athletes: new warm ups, long sleeve leo, spandex shorts, hair up in pony tail (no nail polish)
Males/coaches athletes will need to check in at 1:00pm.
Athletes: warm ups, new tank leo, shorts, & pants

Warm ups @ 1:30pm.
Opening Ceremonies @ 1:45pm.
Competition @ starts right after opening ceremonies @ 1:55pm.

Event Location:
Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake, IL, 60030 **
** If using a GPS system, enter the following address:
19822 W Peterson Road Libertyville, IL
Directions to Lake County Fairgrounds

Download the NEW winter schedule and Athlete Registration now!

As always, we are very excited to bring to you our Fall Athletic Programs.
This schedule covers January through March.
Always check this website often for updates, announcements and changes.

Payments are due by the first week of practices.
In order to increase our documentation on volunteers and for the safety of all; we are requiring,
EVERYONE involved in STARS to complete a couple forms.
There is a form from Special Olympics and one form from STARS.
These must be completed by all volunteers in order for them to make contact with any of our athletes
during our training times.

Special Olympics Adult Class A Volunteer Form
(required for those 18 and older)

Special Olympics Minor Class A Volunteers Form
(required for those under 18)

Elite Stars Volunteer Form
(required for everyone)

Return these completed forms to Patty ASAP
Thank you in advance for complying with this request.

Make it a great day!
We are excited to announce that we will be offering the Manna Group Scrip Program fundraiser this year. It’s a great way to earn money towards their athlete’s individual account to help offset costs for program fees, competition fees, uniform fees, etc.  And that it’s not necessarily just a “buy a gift card for someone else”…it’s buy gift cards for yourself for the stores you shop at, and earn money back!

Great job by our awesome gymnasts and fantastic coaches.

What a great event!

Congrats to all who participated!
See some highlights from the meet below...
It saddens the STARS Family to share the loss of a 17 year veteran team member, Christine Motyka. She was a gymnast, skater, and part of our AAA program. Christine was born March 18, 1981, in Park Ridge, she passed away suddenly, February 16, 2016 in Elk Grove with her loving Family by her side. She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched.
We remember and pay tribute to our long time friend and supporter of Elite STARS, Doug Baxter. Doug was Patty's childhood friend and premier supporter of the Hacker's Classic. He was also a very close, dear friend of the D'Avolio and Hermann families. Doug was passionate about helping Patty live her dream with Elite STARS. If you have ever golfed or attended the Hacker's Classic over the past 22 years, you have enjoyed Doug's smile, his laugh and his entire crew that he would bring annually to support our athletes. He supplied us with over 60% of our raffle items annually and took great pride in helping us. Please pray for him and his family. Doug, we will miss you terribly and the Hacker's will never be the same without you.
We are forever grateful for your friendship and support.
Once again this year, thanks to all of the amazing reviews we received,
we have won the 2014 Top-Rated Award from

Please feel free to write your own review or tell your story about your experience with STARS.

This award will give us exposure on the 2014 Top-Rated Page,
The Huffington Post, TakePart and Parade Magazine.

We're proud to tell the whole world about STARS!
Representing Elite STARS on Team Illinois, Karlee and Sabrina competed in the
2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey from June 14th through June 21st.
During that week Karlee and Sabrina reached incredible achievements earning them medals and new friendships with athletes from all over the USA.

We are proud to say....

Sabrina brought home,
Gold in Vault, Gold in Uneven Bars, Gold in Balance Beam, Silver in Floor Routine, Gold in All Around

Karlee brought home,
Silver in Vault, Silver in Uneven Bars, Bronze in Balance Beam, Silver in Floor Routine, Fourth in All Around


The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games was the largest national games undertaking ever in the United States.
Nearly 3,500 athletes competed in 16 Olympic-style team and individual sports.
The athletes were supported by 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and over 70,000 spectators from id market reviews.
In recognition for Pat's outstanding volunteer efforts in our community, HandsOn Suburban Chicago has appointed a Selection Committee which has selected Pat as a recipient of a 2013 Lead with Experience Award.

Every year HandsOn Suburban Chicago identifies volunteers who deserve special recognition for the
positive impact they have made on the lives of others.
The Lead with Experience Impact Award, sponsored by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), recognizes a volunteer age 55 and better who consistently uses his/her experience and leadership skills to inspire and mobilize others to make a difference.

Way to go Pat!
We are very proud of you and are grateful for your awesome leadership!

for Special Olympics Gymnsatics
NEW Artistic Gymnastics Compulsory Routines and Music 2012-2019

Our coaching staff has been trained for these new routines.
Our athletes and parents may want to view the videos and read through the new rules to become familiar with the changes that will take affect immediately.

Below is the video link for the new routines.
The music downloads are also available at the bottom of videos at this link.
Also available on this site is a PDF of the new rules for Artistic Gymnastics.

Click Here for VIDEOS
SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Artistic Gymnastics Compulsory Routines & Music 2012-2019

Click here to download NEW Special Olympics Artistic Gymnastics RULES