Although Bowling does not belong to the Olympic sports, it is among the most popular sport in Special Olympics. It is a particularly beneficial sport to people with intellectual disabilities, regardless of their age or sports abilities, since it ensures physical exercise and at the same time participation and social integration. Plus, it’s great fun!


An athlete may participate in one of the following events (ramp bowling is available):

  • Singles
  • Doubles
  • Team (four-person)
  • Unified Doubles (one SOIA athlete with one Unified partner)
  • Unified Team (two SOIA athletes with two Unified partners)

Event Links

Bowling Rules
Bowling Registration Form: Fillable PDF Form

Event Details 

Date: Saturday, November 19
Locations: Cedar Rapids (Cedar Rapids Bowling), Council Bluffs (Thunderbowl),
Des Moines (Bowlerama Lanes),  Waterloo (Maple Lanes)