Southwest

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

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.  When sending in an area competition entry form, please email it to registrations@soiowa.org

    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
    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)
    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)