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 New SOIA Volunteer Director Elin PhippsRead More
  • Dubuque Challenge Day Returns to SOIA LineupRead More
  • Firefighters’ Ball to Benefit Special Olympics IowaRead More
  • 2017 Global Messenger Workshop to Take Place December 1-2Read More

Upcoming Events

  • Sep 27 East Area Bowling
  • Sep 30 Akron Unified Golf Tournament
  • Sep 30 Upper Iowa Unified Sports Day
  • Oct 6 East Area Bowling
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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