Special Olympics Iowa is looking for a President/CEO.
Visit our Job Openings page for more information.
The 2014-2015 Schedule of Events for competitions (as of 9/05/14) 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.
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Over the Edge For Special Olympics Iowa
September 17 in downtown Des Moines
Join special guest UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich and other thrill seekers on September 17 and go over the Edge for Special Olympics Iowa in downtown Des Moines.
Register now at www.soiowa.org/overtheedge
Now accepting Special Olympics Iowa State Youth Activation Committee Applications.
Our state-level Youth Activation Committee is comprised of 24 youth from across the state. Members of the committee work together over the course of the year to develop strategies promoting school communities where all young people are advocates of change to embrace a culture of respect at their schools. Special Olympics Iowa engages in several Project UNIFY events that seek student leadership and involvement.
To apply to be on the State YAC click here. Application are being accepted between now and Oct. 1st, 2014.
The State Softball Tournament on August 2 was a great day for everyone! A very special thanks to Sammons Financial Group (SFG) for your generous gift to sponsor the event and continue your Champion Statewide Partnership with SOIA! More than 70 SFG employees volunteered to make the day a success! Watch for more photos soon. (L-R) SFG employee Erica Boliver presents the $35,000 check to SOIA athlete Tabitha Darnell and SOIA Vice Chairman Gary Steinke.
2014 State Softball Wrap-Up
Now includes photos, competition results and a thank you to our amazing volunteers!!
Click here for an important announcement regarding the 2014 State Equestrian Meet.
Iowa's representatives to the Team USA Training Camp:
Lisa Spencer (Candeo in Johnston) &
Patrick Gulbranson (Family Resource Center in Fontanelle)
Viisit our World Games page for more information.
Casey’s Cup Campaign Grand Prize Winner Announcement Coming Soon!!
Thank you for all of the wonderful photos you submitted with your Casey's Cups!
The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $250 gift card from Casey's General Stores, a one night stay at the Tropics Resort in Des Moines and four free passes to the Tropics' water park. Check out this video for more information.
Special Olympics USA Games
June 14-21, 2014
Official USA Games website - and competition results
Special Commemorative Poster Offer (click for details)
The Scarf Project is back
for Winter Games 2015
This year's colors in Red Heart Super Saver Yarn: Claret (#0378) & Aran (#0313)
Click here for more information
Total received to date: 41
Click here to view the new SOIA 2014-2018 Strategic Plan.
Special Olympics Iowa Housing Policy, Effective 2014
The health and safety of all Special Olympics participants is of paramount importance to Special Olympics Iowa. Participants should feel that every Special Olympics event is a safe and positive experience and should not be fearful of other athletes, coaches or volunteers.
Special Olympics Iowa has created a written housing policy that meets its unique housing needs, but also includes the minimum policy requirements outlined by the Risk Management and Insurance Force of Special Olympics International.
Please CLICK HERE to review our new Housing Policy. Also when you renew or have a new athlete, please use the newApplication for Participation form, which includes a statement about the Housing Policy.
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 serve approximately 12,000 athletes and Unified Sports Partners with more than 80 regional competitions and 8 statewide championships 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.
Through Special Olympics sports training and competition, children and adults with intellectual disabilities reach their POTENTIAL and experience INCLUSION in their communities EVERYDAY.