West Central

Debby Eldred
Area Director
4620 Locust
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Welcome to the West Central Area!

If you are emailing in a competition entry form, please direct it to registerwestcentral@gmail.com.

If you have a question about volunteering in the West Central Area, please contact volunteer4westcentral@yahoo.com.

Are you interested in applying for a delegation/area program scholarship?  Please review this document before filling out the scholarship form.

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

  • Audobon
  • Boone
  • Carroll
  • Dallas
  • Guthrie
  • Marion
  • Polk
  • Warren

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