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

  • SOIA Charity of Choice at Des Moines Home and Garden Show February 8-11Read More
  • SOIA Athletes Play During Halftime at ISU Men’s Basketball GameRead More
  • Invest in Something Special Social Media Effort Raises $10,000 for Special Olympics IowaRead More
  • SOIA to Celebrate 50th Anniversary in 2018Read More

Upcoming Events

  • Dec 16 Cornell College Unified Sports Day
  • Dec 16 12 Bars of Charity
  • Jan 8 Winter Games
  • Jan 9 Southwest Area Basketball Skills
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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