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

  • Dee Sturgeon Receives Jefferson Award for Public ServiceRead More
  • SOIA Athlete Headed to World Winter GamesRead More
  • Sign Up for the Annual SOIA Youth Games TODAY!Read More
  • SOIA Welcomes UnitedHealthcare as a Premier Statewide PartnerRead More

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 1 Spread the Word to End the Word
  • Mar 4 Des Moines Challenge Day
  • Mar 5 Northeast Spring Games: Track & Field and Swimming
  • Mar 7 NAIA National Basketball Tournament- Special Olympics Basketball Clinic
Hy-Vee's partnership with Special Olympics Iowa not only provides athletic opportunities for our athletes, but job opportunities as well.
View More
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.”
View More
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.
View More
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle in the world.
View More
Premier
Statewide
Partners