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

  • Dee Sturgeon Receives Jefferson Award for Public ServiceRead More
  • SOIA Athlete Headed to World Winter GamesRead More
  • Sign Up for the Annual SOIA Youth Games TODAY!Read More
  • SOIA Welcomes UnitedHealthcare as a Premier Statewide PartnerRead More

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 1 Spread the Word to End the Word
  • Mar 4 Des Moines Challenge Day
  • Mar 5 Northeast Spring Games: Track & Field and Swimming
  • Mar 7 NAIA National Basketball Tournament- Special Olympics Basketball Clinic
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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