Join the Chicago Sky for the 2018 Special Olympics Run The Game event where Special Olympics athletes have the opportunity to work a variety of game-day positions on Sunday, July 1, at 5:00pm at the Wintrust Arena. Jobs are available for all levels of athletes. Each athlete must purchase a ticket prior to registering for a job. Limited to one job per registered athlete.


To learn more about the Special Olympics Run the Game event contact Bryan Van Den Bosch at 312.994.5986 or


Game Ball Delivery*

  • Delivers the official game ball to the referee to start the game


  • Join the pregame talk as one of the two co-captains for the game
  • Meet the team captains and referees at center court during warm-ups

50/50 Seller

  • Assigned to fundraise for the Sky Cares Foundation
  • Sell 50/50 raffle tickets to Sky fans throughout the arena

Community Corner Attendants

Juniors and Up
Arrival Time (5:00pm) – Completion Time (8:30pm)
  • Assist in the Sky Community Corner by managing a range of activities.
  • Manage the Design a Sign table and assist children with creating signs and posters
  • Manage the Sky inflatable pop-a-shot
  • Must be friendly, enjoy interacting with children, willingness to draw and undertake crafts
  • Assist with Sky prize wheel
  • Sky staff member will be present at all times

Fan Patrol

  • Assist in coordination and on floor execution of in-game timeouts, contests and promotions
  • Assist game operations staff with all tasks
  • During fourth quarter, the fan patrol will toss t-shirts into the stand of cheering fans and again at the end of the game

Sponsorship Activation

  • Take pictures of in-arena signage and on court promotions for sponsorship recap files
  • Assist in the execution of sponsored on-court promotions by providing fans with necessary t-shirts and prizes
  • Help set up court area as needed for sponsor activation
  • Greet sponsors in suites and the VIP club to ensure they are having a great time at the game

Game Stat Feeder

  • Work with our TV announcers and provide statistics and game trends
  • Watch the game and stat monitor at the scorer’s table and alert announcers of any big statistic worth announcing, such as; points in the paint, fast break points, points off of turnovers, etc.
  • Must be familiar with basketball and love watching the game more in-depth than the casual viewer
  • Must be familiar with the Sky players, as well as the visiting team players (a packet of information will be provided prior to the game)

Team Night Out Greeters

  • Greet guests and check that they have the correct tickets or passes to allow for early entry
  • Distribute Team Night Out giveaways for all groups
  • Assist with Sky staff with courtside photos for all groups
  • Assist with moving groups back to their designated seats

Game Program Providers

  • Game program providers
  • Responsible for making sure that fans entering the arena have necessary collateral
  • Help get the materials organized before the doors open and make sure that all gates have the proper amount for hand out
  • Must be outgoing and welcoming to the fans

Team Assistant

  • Responsible for supporting the athletes of both teams during warm-ups, halftime and around the bench area
  • Work under the direction of equipment manager
  • Set up towels on team bench areas
  • Assist with rebounding for both teams whenever they are on the floor
  • Ensure all balls are returned to the ball rack when not in use
  • Collect balls at end of halftime and return to training room area
  • Collect all towels from team bench areas and place in laundry bag at conclusion of game
  • Must be familiar with basketball and quick and steady on your feet

Fan Engagement Coordinator

  • Assist Sky staff with engaging fans on concourse and at Sky Fan Services Table
  • Encourage fans to enter promotions
  • Assist at the Sky membership table
  • Assist in the Sky social lounge and encourage fans to take photos and post on social media
  • Other tasks as required by Sky ticket sales staff

Mascot Handler/Assistants

  • Assist in coordination and execution of Sky Guy appearances around arena and on the floor.
  • Interact with fans before and during the game to rally fan energy, cheering support for the team
  • Help corral Sky Guy and make sure he arrives on time for certain appearances.

PA Announcer

  • Requires a loud voice as you assist the Sky’s PA announcer Ray Clay with updates and messages
  • A script will be provided and prompts will be provided by the Game Operations Manager when it is time to speak

Team Photographer

  • You will act as additional photographers for the game
  • Capture images of action, fans, concourse activity, entertainment
  • You will have courtside access throughout the game
  • MUST bring your own digital camera
  • Provide photos to Sky for possible inclusion on social media or website

DJ Assistant

  • Girls will need to enjoy music and be familiar with top 40
  • A script will be provided by the Game Operations Manager when it is time to play

In Game Stat Delivery

  • Work with the stats crew and sales team to provide statistics to specified members and fans who sit courtside
  • Assist with other tasks as necessary