Inclusion for All
Training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.
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.
Plunge for a Purpose
Find a Polar Plunge near you. It's the coolest thing you'll do all year!

Special Olympics Iowa News

  • Meet Team Iowa: Key Volunteer Ray StrekalRead More
  • Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Celebration in ChicagoRead More
  • Statewide Partner Hy-Vee Continues to Employ Athletes Across the StateRead More
  • First-Ever DMPS Unified Sports Day Sponsored by Principal Financial GroupRead More

Upcoming Events

  • Jun 1 Casey’s Promotion
  • Jun 2 Emmetsburg Challenge Day
  • Jun 16 Vinton Unified Mini Golf
  • Jun 23 Plane Pull Fundraiser
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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