Local Organizations

Adopt-A-Spot
The Adopt-A-Spot Program was created in 1993 to help keep our roadways litter-free. The program currently consists of 23 active volunteer groups who have adopted a portion of roadway to help keep clean. One additional spot is still available for adoption. Trash bags, gloves, and cash donations are always welcome and can be brought to the Stephen M. Rittof, Sr., Municipal Building (Village Hall) at 24555 S. Navajo Drive.  For more information about the Adopt-A-Spot program, contact Village Staff at 815-467-6644.

CHAMPS
The CHAMPS Task Force serves the Villages of Channahon, Minooka, Plainfield and Shorewood. CHAMPS provides youth-at-risk and anti-gang information and programs serving youth in schools throughout these communities. Its members include representatives from law enforcement, park districts, schools, municipalities, state’s attorney’s offices, sheriff’s police, state police, the circuit court, and the community. Annual events include a fund-raising golf outing and Teen Conference.

Chanooka Braves Youth Tackle Football
The Chanooka Braves have been providing a youth tackle football, cheerleading and pompon program for grade school and junior high children in Channahon, Minooka, and surrounding areas since the early 1970’s.  The Braves are part of the Tri-County Youth Tackle Football League, which spans 5 communities in Will, Grundy, and DeKalb Counties.  The season starts with practices in late July and continues through Bowl Weekend in late October each year.  The Braves are also a co-sponsor of the annual Channahon Three Rivers Festival.

Chanooka Wish Foundation
www.chanookawf.org; 815-521-2850; [email protected]

Channahon Youth Baseball League
The Channahon Youth Baseball League is a PONY (Protect Our Nations Youth) affiliated league.  The league offers the following divisions of youth baseball:  Pony, (13 and 14 yr. olds); Bronco, (11 and 12) yr. olds);  Mustang, (9 and 10 yr. olds); Pinto, (7 and 8 yr. olds); and Shetland (5 and 6 yr olds). League age is the age your child will be as of July 31st of the current year.  Their objective is to teach baseball to the youth of our community.  Keeping in mind the ideas of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, and courage.

Greater Channahon-Minooka Area Chamber of Commerce
The Channahon Minooka Chamber is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of its citizens and businesses. The Chamber supports economic policies and legislative measures that strengthen and expand the growth and development of the area. The Chamber is actively involved in presenting informative seminars, supporting community events, providing networking opportunities for local businesses, and keeping updated with Village matters. The Chamber Board meets monthly to conduct business and plan future events. The Chamber office can be reached by telephone at 815-521-9999 or e-mail at: [email protected]

St. Ann Golden Eagle Football
St. Ann Golden Eagle Football is a premier tackle football program in Channahon, IL. Founded in 2012, the team provides a Virtue centered football and cheer program to the students of St. Ann Parish, Channahon, St Mary’s Parish, Minooka and Holy Family Parish, Shorewood. Practices are held at St. Ann in Channahon.  The St. Ann Football program is available to athletes in 1st-8th Grade in two different levels of play, Instructional Football and Travel Football. For more information, visit: stannfootball.com

Three Rivers Soccer Club
The Three Rivers Soccer Club was established in 2002 as competitive soccer program to teach kids in the community the great game of soccer and to take their skills to the next level. The soccer club is currently comprised of co-ed teams, ages 8 thru 14 years old. Our teams play in the Northern Illinois Soccer League (N.I.S.L.), one of the largest and most important leagues in the U.S. The majority of our kids are from the Channahon and Minooka area.  Please visit our website at www.3RiversSoccerClub.com.

Three Rivers Gardening Angels
The Three Rivers Gardening Angels is a group of gardening enthusiasts who meet monthly to learn more about gardening through formal speaker presentations and sharing of member experiences.  Annual dues cover participation in meetings and an annual member’s garden walk and plant exchange.  Members’ gardening expertise varies from beginner to those with many years of successful gardening experience.