Challenge Days

The opportunity to experience success and joy...just as their peers.

challenge-day-batting2Unique to Iowa, Challenge Days are a one-day event designed specifically for the severe and profound population of Iowa as well as our aging population. Because of the need to offer more activities for these individuals, it has been a goal of Special Olympics Iowa to expand on our motor skills programs.

Challenge Days introduce team sports adapted for the severe and profound as well as those who are unable to participate in the traditional Special Olympics programs. Sports, such as ball darts, balloon volleyball, dice bowling, ramp bowling and wheelchair basketball are modified to allow youth and adults to participate in a team or as an individual. Volunteers and switch activated equipment are on site to assist the athletes as they participate in each event.

Participate in a Challenge Day

Challenge Days are designed for athletes with:

  • severe mental and/or physical disabilities
  • our aging population who are not able to compete in rigorous sports

Challenge Day events are held each year throughout the state:

  • Cedar Falls (two)
  • Coralville/Cedar Rapids
  • Council Bluffs/Glenwood
  • Davenport
  • Des Moines
  • Dubuque
  • Lake City/Carroll

To sign up for a Challenge Day or for additional information, contact:
Kathy Irving, Director of Athlete Initiatives
515-986-5520 x111

Events
Event Date Event Entries due by Event Location
Mar 4 (all day) Des Moines Challenge Day
Apr 1 (all day) Cedar Falls Challenge Day
Jun 10 (all day) Lake City/Opportunity Challenge Day