Jul 11 - Softball Skills, Muscatine
Aug 8 - State Softball Tournament
Aug 16 - Spencer Unifed Golf Tournament
Aug 29 - Cedar Rapids Unified Golf
Sep 12 - Davenport Unified Golf
Sep 12 - State Equestrian Competition
Sep 12 - Akron Unified Golf Tournament
Sep 19 - Jester Park Unified Golf Tournament
Oct 3 - State Flag Football
Oct 10 - State Volleyball Tournament
Nov 21 - State Bowling Tournament
Jan 12 - State Winter Games
Jan 13 - State Winter Games
SOIA Honors Athlete, Coach and Family of the Year Along with Unsung Hero at Summer Games Opening Ceremony
Special Olympics Iowa honored its Outstanding Athlete, Coach and Family of the Year award winners during the Summer Games Opening Ceremony presented by Hy-Vee May 21 at Iowa State University’s Hilton Coliseum.
Special Olympics Iowa Athlete to Compete in Principal Charity Classic Pro-Am
Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) athlete Brian Rolek (West Des Moines, Iowa) will be competing in the Principal Charity Classic on Tues., June 2.
Ames and Iowa State Welcome Athletes, Volunteers for 31st Annual Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games
More than 2,600 athletes, 1,200 coaches and 2,000 volunteers are set to converge on the campus of Iowa State University for the 31st Annual Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games May 21-23.
Ames and Iowa State Welcome Athletes, Volunteers for 31st Annual Summer Games
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Need to quench your thirst? Stop at Casey's to get the SOIA Casey's Cup this summer!

Special Olympics Iowa athletes and law enforcement officials are being showcased on the 44-ounce cups at Casey’s General Stores throughout the state. The cups will be available in stores from Memorial Day through Labor Day with a portion of the proceeds from each Casey’s Cup sold going to SOIA. 
Casey’s and Special Olympics Iowa are also challenging customers to take photos of themselves with the cups, and each week, a winner will be chosen to receive a free Casey’s pizza. A grand-prize winner will be chosen at the end of the contest.
  1. Take a photo of yourself with the Casey’s Cup (be creative!) and tweet it to @soiowa and @caseysgenstore with the hashtag #soiacaseyscup15.
  2. You can also post the photo to the Special Olympics Iowa Facebook page (www.facebook.com/specialolympicsia) with the hashtag #soiacaseyscup15. 


Des Moines Polar Plunge Moves to Jordan Creek Town Center in 2015
Special Olympics Iowa and Jordan Creek Town Center announced today a new partnership that will bring the Des Moines area Polar Plunge to Jordan Creek Town Center on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The Polar Plunge is a signature fundraiser for Special Olympics and offers a unique opportunity for individuals and organizations to raise money and support Special Olympics Iowa athletes by plunging into frigid waters. READ MORE

FIT wants to help you be the best you can be for competitions and beyond. There are sport specific exercises and stretches available for each sport offered by Special Olympics on the FIT homepage. These exercises and stretches are designed to help you get started with your training and make you that much better when competition time finally arrives! Check out the FIT homepage to see new resources available to help you go for the gold!

Divisioning Special Olympics Iowa Competitions
Special Olympics Iowa has begun, with competition at the State Bowling Tournament, and will be moving forward with modifications to the manner in which we division athletes and teams for our State Competitions. LEARN MORE

Click here for information regarding Regional Bocce in 2015.

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Karen Cooper, 13, is from Sioux City and is the designer of this year's holiday card. She has been a Special Olympics Iowa athlete for two years, competing in bowling, bocce, track and field, and NAIA volleyball and basketball. In her free time, Karen likes to build puzzles, draw, and play computer games.

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