Welcome to the West Central Area!
If you are emailing in a competition entry form, please direct it to email@example.com.
If you have a question about volunteering in the West Central Area, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The West Central Area for Special Olympics Iowa provides competition for athletes in the Iowa counties of:
The West Central Area hosts competitions in:
- Bowling(held annually in October in Des Moines at Bowlerama Lanes)
- Register to be a volunteer for the West Central Area Bowling at Bowlerama on Thursday, October 18th &/or Friday, October 19th: CLICK HERE
- Basketball Skills (held annually in January at Valley Community Center in West Des Moines)
- Spring Games (held annually in April at the Indianola Middle School AND Indianola 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|
|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 19 (all day)||LETR Golf Tournament||Beaver Creek Golf Club (11200 NW Towner Dr. Grimes)|
|Aug 24 (all day)||USTA All Star Tennis Tournament||North Scott High School (200 S 1st Street Eldridge, Iowa)|
|Sep 4, 5:00 PM||West Central Area Fall Coaches Meeting||SOIA State Office (551 SE Dovetail Road, Grimes)|
|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 5–6||Chow’s Gymnastics Fundraiser||Ohana Sports Complex (1400 SE Gateway Drive #111, Grimes, Iowa)|
|Oct 12 (all day)||State Volleyball||09/20/2019||Iowa State Campus, Ames|
|Oct 17, 10:00 AM||West Central Area Bowling (Ages 8-21)||09/13/2019||Bowlerama Lanes (1313 East Diehl Ave, Des Moines)|
|Oct 18, 9:30 AM||West Central Area Bowling (Ages 22+)||09/13/2019||Bowlerama Lanes (1313 East Diehl Ave., Des Moines)|
|Nov 23 (all day)||State Bowling||11/01/2019||Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs and Des Moines|
|Jan 30, 9:30 AM||West Central Area Basketball Skills (Ages 8-21)||12/12/2019||Valley Community Center (4444 Fuller Road, West Des Moines)|
|Feb 1 (all day)||West Central Area Conference Basketball||Drake University|
|Feb 1, 9:30 AM||West Central Area Basketball Skills (Ages 22+)||12/12/2019||Woodward-Granger High School (306 West 3rd Street, Woodward)|
|Mar 14 (all day)||Mid-Winter Tournament||Iowa City|
|Apr 14, 9:30 AM||West Central Area Spring Games||03/01/2020||Indianola Middle School (403 South 15th Street, Indianola)|
|Apr 14, 9:30 AM||West Central Area Swimming||03/01/2020||Indianola YMCA (306 East Scenic Valley Ave., Indianola)|
|May 21–23||Summer Games 2020||Iowa State University|