Martin Wright
Area Director
55491 230th St.
Glenwood, IA 51534
Will Schafer
Area Director
204 N. 3rd St.
PO Box 210
Panama, IA 51562
Phone:work: 712-488-2425, home: 712-489-2470

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

  • Fremont
  • Harrison
  • Mills
  • Pottawattamie
  • Shelby

The Southwest Area hosts regional 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.

Event Date Event Entries due by Event Location
Feb 2, 9:00 AM West Conference Team Basketball Tournament Mondamin, IA at West Harrison High School, 410 Pine St. Zip-51557
Feb 14, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Southwest Area Bocce Competition 02/01/2019 Iowa Western Community College Kanesville Gym, 2700 College Rd. Athletic Bld., Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Apr 9, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM Southwest Area Spring Games (Track & Field) 03/15/2019 Iowa Western Community College (track), 2700 College Rd. Track, Council Bluffs, IA 51503