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Changing the world one pass, one shot, and one high-five at a time.
Transforming Lives
Special Olympics provides a gateway to empowerment, confidence, acceptance and joy.
Be a Champion
Special Olympics Iowa empowers people to reveal their inner champion.
Polar Plunge season is back!
It's time to get chilly. Join us at a location near you.

Special Olympics Iowa News

  • Sioux City Unified Pair Wins Midwest Regional Special Olympics Unified Golf TournamentRead More
  • First Ever Special Olympics Iowa Youth Summit Brought Together Students From Across IowaRead More
  • Casey’s General Stores Holds Special Olympics Promotion During the Month of JuneRead More
  • Iowa Unified Basketball Team Competes in NIRSA ChampionshipsRead More

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 21 Medfest
  • Oct 21 Southeast Area Bowling (Ages 8-21 & All Ramp Bowlers)
  • Oct 26 East Central Adult Bowling (Ages 22+)
  • Oct 26 Siouxland Polar Plunge®
Hy-Vee's partnership with Special Olympics Iowa not only provides athletic opportunities for our athletes, but job opportunities as well.
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Neil Berns
Vice President of Corporate Development
“We always say that we get more out of these events than maybe even the participants. We just really enjoy it.”
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The Knights of Columbus have been long-time supporters of Special Olympics Iowa. In 2014, they donated more than $100,000 in support of athletes with intellectual disabilities.
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The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle in the world.
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The Iowa State University Greek Community continues to break fundraising records every year with their annual Polar Bear Plunge.
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Together throughout Iowa, the Casey’s Cup Campaign raises awareness about different abilities and helps foster growth for our programs.
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