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

  • Discounted Iowa Football TicketsRead More
  • Meet Nancy Shannon; Area Director, Coach, Volunteer and Friend of SOIARead More
  • Look, Cook, and Eat’s “Super Special Soups” Event at 2016 Iowa State FairRead More
  • SOIA Welcomes New Information ManagerRead More

Upcoming Events

  • Jul 8 Softball Skills- West Regional – Manning (in previous years held in Atlantic)
  • Jul 9 Conference Softball Tournament – Des Moines
  • Jul 9 Conference Softball Tournament – Cedar Rapids
  • Jul 16 Softball Skills- East Regional- Muscatine
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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