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: Officer Ron LaneRead More
  • Special Olympics Iowa Delegates Made Case of Impact and Need for Critical Funding on Capitol HillRead More
  • Meet Athlete Kim LivelyRead More
  • Meet Team Iowa: Billy HabermannRead More

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 17 West Central Conference Basketball Tournament
  • Feb 20 West Des Moines Young Athlete Play Day
  • Feb 24 Warren County Polar Plunge
  • Mar 3 East Area Swimming
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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