On Saturday, April 22, young athletes are invited to participate in the annual SOIA Youth Games at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with participant registration starting at 9:30 a.m. that day. All events will be held in the University of Iowa’s Hawkeye Recreation Fields. Youth Games are free of cost and each athlete will receive lunch at the event and a T-shirt.

Sports instruction and competition is limited to youth ages 6 to 21 years of age with intellectual disabilities. Participants will choose between track & field, basketball, and soccer and spend the day learning and mastering the skills of that sport!

Parents who bring their child can stick around and enjoy our “Parents Pavilion.” There you can socialize with other parents or stop at a booth from area agencies/businesses to talk about what they might have to offer.

The mission of Youth Games is to offer positive sports experiences and grow youth sports participation within Special Olympics.


Event Flier

Questions: contact Erin Birkenholtz at ebirkenholtz@soiowa.org or 515-986-5520.