North Central

Liz Rusher
Area Director
2264 180th St.
Scenic Valley
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone:(515) 574-5623
Fax:(515) 576-8774
Lee DeCicco
Area Director
1320 4th Ave. South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone:(515) 571-6552

The North Central Area for Special Olympics Iowa provides competition for athletes in the Iowa counties of:

  • Buena Vista
  • Calhoun
  • Franklin
  • Greene
  • Hamilton
  • Humboldt
  • Pocahontas
  • Sac
  • Webster
  • Wright

The North Central Area hosts competitions in:

  • Bowling(held annually in October in Fort Dodge at Ridgewood Lanes)
  • Basketball Skills (held annually in February in Fort Dodge at Butler Elementary)
  • Spring Games (held annually in April in Fort Dodge at Dodger Stadium)

Registration forms for state competitions and area events can be found on our Participation Forms page.

If specific competition dates are not listed below, they are yet to be determined for this year.

Event Date Event Entries due by Event Location
Aug 1, 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM Bocce Coach and Athlete Training Clinic 07/17/2019 Valley Southwoods School (625 S 35th Street, West Des Moines)
Aug 3 (all day) State Softball Skills & Team Softball Tournament 07/24/2019 Ankeny
Aug 3, 12:00 PM Flag Football Skills Coaches’ Training Clinic 07/24/2019 Prairie Ridge Softball Complex (1300 NW Ash Drive, Ankeny, Iowa)
Aug 24 (all day) USTA All Star Tennis Tournament North Scott High School (200 S 1st Street Eldridge, Iowa)
Sep 5, 6:30 PM North Central Area Fall Coaches Meeting Best Western Starlite (Junction of Highways 7 and 169)
Sep 14 (all day) State Equestrian Competition 08/23/2019 Jester Park Equestrian Center (11171 NW 103rd Ct, Granger)
Sep 21 (all day) State Flag Football Tournament 08/30/2019 (1100 A'Hearn Dr. NE Cedar Rapids)
Oct 12 (all day) State Volleyball 09/20/2019 Iowa State Campus, Ames
Oct 17, 8:30 AM North Central Area Bowling 10/03/2019 Ridgewood Lanes (326 South 25th Street, Fort Dodge)
Nov 23 (all day) State Bowling 11/01/2019 Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs and Des Moines
Feb 13, 10:00 AM North Central Area Basketball Skills 01/30/2020 Butler School (945 South 15th Street, Fort Dodge)
Mar 14 (all day) Mid-Winter Tournament Iowa City
Apr 16, 9:00 AM North Central Area Spring Games 04/02/2020 Dodger Stadium (1930 Elmhurst Ave, Fort Dodge)
May 21–23 Summer Games 2020 Iowa State University