Don't miss 345 feet of adventure at the Special Olympics Iowa Over the Edge Fundraiser on September 18
Register now to secure your spot and rappel down the 345-foot Financial Center in Des Moines to raise funds for Special Olympics Iowa athletes to compete in year-round sports competitions. To register or for more information, visit www.firstgiving.com/soiowa
Check out this video to see what people are saying about this extreme adventure www.youtube.com/watch.
(L-R) Sammons Financial Group AVP, Neil Berns, Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) President and CEO Hal Pittman and Sammons Annuity Group President Cindy Reed reflect on the $212,000 gift presented to SOIA at the 2013 Summer Games.
In honor of the 75th anniversary of Sammons Enterprises, Inc., Sammons® Financial Group (SFG) located in West Des Moines, has committed to make considerable donations to charitable organizations in each of their four U.S. locations, including Des Moines, Iowa. The anniversary funds from Sammons Enterprises (the ultimate parent company of SFG) will be used to make a one-time large contribution to create transformational change within communities and one that can impact an organization for years to come. As a result, SFG will contribute in excess of $1 million overall in 2013 to local Des Moines organizations.
Sammons Financial Group has maintained long-standing relationships with several local organizations including Special Olympics Iowa. The gift to SOIA will assist with technology upgrades, new vehicles to transport athletic equipment throughout the state, and sponsorship of a new Play Day program in central Iowa for the next 10 years, providing activities for children with intellectual disabilities between the ages of 2 and 7.
Summer Games 2013 Photos
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Apply to be a part of the 2014 National Games!
The Special Olympics 2014 USA National Games will be held June 14 – 21, 2014 in New Jersey. SOIA athletes and coaches are invited to apply to be part of Team Iowa. Sports team Iowa will participate in include aquatics, athletics, bocce, bowling, golf, powerlifting, tennis and team softball. Both athlete and coach general applications are available HERE. The applications are due to Rhonda Schwarzkopf by 06/01/2013.
2014 Scarf Project
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- Grey Heather (Red Heart #0400)
- Dark Orchid (Red Heart #0776)
Items will be accepted until November 1, 2013, or until we have reached 800 items. Items do NOT need to be placed in individual baggies.
Current tally: 85
About Special Olympics Iowa
Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) is a nonprofit organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities in all 99 counties of the state. Iowa has 11 areas throughout the state that serves nearly 11,000 athletes, participants and Unified Sports Partners annually.
Since 1968, Special Olympics Iowa has been serving the needs of children and adults with intellectual disabilities by providing sports training and competition in 23 Olympic-type sports. These programs would not be possible without the generous support of more than 15,000 volunteers.
If you are a fan of sports that create unity, athletes who inspire, and connections that foster acceptance, then you are already a fan of Special Olympics