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
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)
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)
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)