Southwest

Trudy Messerschmidt
Area Director
Phone:402-740-2448 (Please leave a message)
Julie Brummer
Area Director
Phone:712-520-3042

If you are emailing in a competition entry form, please send it to registrations@soiowa.org.

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

  • Fremont
  • Harrison
  • Mills
  • Pottawattamie
  • Shelby

The Southwest Area hosts competitions in:

  • Cycling
  • Bowling(held annually in October in Council Bluffs at Thunder Bowl)
  • Unified Training Day (held annually each November at Treynor Community Schools, basketball and cheerleading skills are taught and experienced in a Unified experience)
  • Basketball Skills (held annually in January in Council Bluffs at Iowa Western Community College)
  • Bocce (held annually in February in Council Bluffs at Iowa Western Community College)
  • Cheerleading (competition held annually at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs in conjunction with basketball skills in January)
  • Spring Games (held annually in April in Council Bluffs at Iowa Western Community College and the Glenwood YMCA)

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.

Events
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 10, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Southwest Area Fall Coaches Meeting Iowa Western Community College-Kanesville Arena (2700 College Road Council Bluffs)
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 1, 9:30 AM Southwest Area Bowling (Ages 8-21) 09/16/2019 Thunder Bowl (1900 Madison Ave, Council Bluffs)
Oct 8, 9:30 AM Southwest Area Bowling (Ages 22+) 09/16/2019 Thunder Bowl (1900 Madison Ave, Council Bluffs)
Oct 12 (all day) State Volleyball 09/20/2019 Iowa State Campus, Ames
Nov 1, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Council Bluffs Young Athlete Play Day 10/14/2019 Thomas Jefferson High School (2501 W Broadway, Council Bluffs)
Nov 12, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Southwest Area Unified Sports Training Day 10/29/2019 Treynor Community School (102 East Main Street, Treynor)
Nov 23 (all day) State Bowling 11/01/2019 Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs and Des Moines
Jan 7, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Southwest Area Basketball Skills 12/16/2019 Iowa Western Community College-Kanesville Arena (2700 College Road, Council Bluffs)
Feb 13, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Southwest Area Bocce Tournament 01/31/2020 Iowa Western Community College-Kanesville Arena (2700 College Road, Council Bluffs)
Mar 14 (all day) Mid-Winter Tournament Iowa City
Apr 7, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Southwest Area Spring Games 03/13/2020 Iowa Western Community College-Reiver Sports Complex (2700 College Road, Council Bluffs)
May 21–23 Summer Games 2020 Iowa State University