Apr 24 - Young Athlete Play Day
Apr 24 - Coaches Training - Spencer
Apr 26 - Coaches Training - Marshalltown
Apr 29 - Coaches Training - Muscatine
Apr 29 - Coaches Training - Urbandale
April 10 Special Olympics Iowa Cedar Rapids Play Day
Record numbers of participants
April 12 Challenge Day in Cedar Falls
Offers competition and activities for athletes with severe disabilities.
April 10 Guardian of the Flame lunch at Texas Roadhouse's across Iowa
100% of donations benefit Special Olympics Iowa
April 5 SOIA Challenege Day in Dubuque
Loras College Students Take a Leadership Role
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Competition information (including deadlines/forms) for Summer Games can be found HERE.

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Interested in volunteering for the Summer Games?
May 22-24, 2014
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

 Click here to register
(once you get to this page, click Summer Games Registration)

 To volunteer, please select the day, time, event, and job you would like.

Per Iowa State's policy, all volunteers will be screened for sex offender violations.
Please mark yes the form to approve screening.  Those who refuse screening cannot volunteer.

Registration closes May 12, 2014

Special Olympics athletes will compete in soccer, cycling, tennis, track and field, swimming, and developmental events.  

If you have questions, please contact Michelle Haney, Director of Volunteers and Unified Sports,
at 515-986-5520 or



(Special Olympics Iowa athlete, Chris Puffer, presents award to Coach of the Year, Rob Wagner)

Rob Wagner named 2013 Special Olympics Coach of the Year

Special Olympics Iowa is honored to announce the selection of Rob Wagner of North Liberty as Special Olympics North America’s 2013 Coach of the Year. Wagner was presented with the national award during the 2014 Special Olympics Iowa State Winter Games in Dubuque on January 14.

The 2013 Coach of the Year finalists represent Special Olympics North America’s most exemplary coaches - true leaders and dedicated volunteers who serve as role models to other coaches, inside and outside of Special Olympics.  An athlete himself, Wagner’s dedication and enthusiasm for coaching after 30 years was obvious among the 120,000 other candidates.

Wagner also dedicates his time to mentoring University students, establishing new Special Olympics sports programs and ensuring coaches and athletes are in good hands across the nation.

“Rob Wagner is dedicated to Special Olympics Iowa and our athletes,” said SOIA President and CEO Hal Pittman.