Jan 12 - State Winter Games
Jan 13 - State Winter Games
Jan 14 - State Winter Games
Jan 15 - Southwest Area Basketball Skills
Jan 17 - East Central Area Basketball Skills
Jan 20 - North Area Basketball Skills
Jan 24 - East Area Basketball Skills
Jan 24 - South Central Area Basketball Skills
Jan 24 - Northwest Area Basketball Skills
Jan 28 - Coaches Training Clinic - Des Moines
Jan 31 - West Central Area Basketball Skills
Longtime Special Olympics Iowa Advocate and Volunteer to Become President/CEO
Gary Harms will become President and CEO of the organization.
Robinson Named Special Olympics Team USA Aquatics Coach
Special Olympics Iowa coach Mark Robinson (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) has been selected as an aquatics assistant coach for Special Olympics Team USA.
Two Special Olympics Iowa Athletes Named to Team USA
Special Olympics Iowa bowlers Patrick Gulbranson (Stuart, Iowa) and Lisa Spencer (Ankeny, Iowa) have been named to Special Olympics Team USA.
Special Olympics Iowa State Flag Football Tournament is Oct. 4 in Cedar Rapids
Sponsored by Orkin and hosted in conjunction with the Cedar Rapids Park and Recreation department
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Help Special Olympics Iowa reveal the champion inside thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities by making a year-end gift! 

Your generosity enables Special Olympics Iowa to provide sports training, competitions and other programs that benefit athletes, their families and their communities.

Make your tax-deductible gift before December 31!


Thank you to our athletes, coaches, volunteers, families, sponsors and donors for your support of Special Olympics Iowa in 2014. Happy holidays to you all! Here's to a happy and healthy 2015! 


The tentative Winter Games Schedule of Events is now available.

Click here for information regarding Regional Bocce in 2015.


Through Dec. 31, Finish Line will match your donation, dollar for dollar, up to a campaign total of $250,000! Your donation could help another Special Olympics Iowa athlete become a champion, so get in the holiday spirit and make your year-end contribution while you shop! You can also donate online!


Two Special Olympics Iowa Athletes Named to Team USA
Special Olympics Iowa bowlers Patrick Gulbranson (Stuart, Iowa) and Lisa Spencer (Ankeny, Iowa), along with aquatics coach Mark Robinson (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) have been named to Special Olympics Team USA and will represent the United States at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, Calif., July 25-Aug. 2. Visit our World Games page for more information.

Special Olympics Iowa Events at the University of Iowa
University of Iowa Gymnastics is hosting Special Olympics Night during its Jan. 18 meet vs. Michigan State and Ball State. Meet begins at 2 p.m. Special Olympics members get FREE admission to the meet! Call 1-800-IAHAWKS for more information.

The University of Iowa Women's Basketball team is partnering with Special Olympics Iowa to showcase OUR ATHLETES during halftime of the Iowa vs. Michigan game on Jan. 22. Athletes, coaches, family and volunteers are invited to attend at a discounted rate. Tickets are $5 for adults 18 and over. Youth under 18 are FREE! To purchase discounted tickets, contact Eric Heinkel at 319-384-4299.

FIT wants to help you be the best you can be this winter at the State Winter Games and the Mid-Winter Tournament. There are sport specific exercises and stretches available for each sport offered at the State Winter Games and the Mid-Winter Tournament on the FIT Homepage. These exercises and stretches are designed to help you get started with your training and make you that much better when competition time finally arrives! Check out the FIT Homepage to see new resources available to help you go for the gold this winter!


The 2014-2015 Schedule of Events for competitions (as of 11/06/14) can be downloaded here.

Please note that the website gets updated as event times/dates change and as events are added.

  • For a simple list of dates, events, & general locations, visit the "Full Schedule" button in the Upcoming Events box in the upper right-hand corner

  • For more details about those events, click "More" in the Upcoming Events box in the upper right-hand corner

  • To visit your Area's webpage, hover over Compete, select "Local Area Pages" and click on your Area.







Karen Cooper, 13, is from Sioux City and is the designer of this year's holiday card. She has been a Special Olympics Iowa athlete for two years, competing in bowling, bocce, track and field, and NAIA volleyball and basketball. In her free time, Karen likes to build puzzles, draw, and play computer games.

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