Be a Game Changer
The Unified Movement: Promoting social inclusion through sport.
Transforming Lives
Special Olympics provides a gateway to empowerment, confidence, acceptance and joy.
Be a Champion
Special Olympics Iowa empowers people to reveal their inner champion.
Plunge for a Purpose
Chill your body, warm your heart, & find a Polar Plunge near you!

Special Olympics Iowa News

  • Iowa Unified Basketball Team Competes in NIRSA ChampionshipsRead More
  • 2018 Tailgate for TeammatesRead More
  • USA Games: Team Iowa to earn 27 Gold, 20 Silver, and 8 BronzeRead More
  • Iowa Coach Receives Inspiring Coach of the Year Award from Brooks RunningRead More

Upcoming Events

  • May 23 State Summer Games
  • Jun 1 Dallas County Sheriff’s All-Wheel Show
  • Jun 8 Plane Pull
  • Jun 8 Emmetsburg Challenge Day
Hy-Vee's partnership with Special Olympics Iowa not only provides athletic opportunities for our athletes, but job opportunities as well.
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Neil Berns
Vice President of Corporate Development
“We always say that we get more out of these events than maybe even the participants. We just really enjoy it.”
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The Knights of Columbus have been long-time supporters of Special Olympics Iowa. In 2014, they donated more than $100,000 in support of athletes with intellectual disabilities.
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The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle in the world.
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The Iowa State University Greek Community continues to break fundraising records every year with their annual Polar Bear Plunge.
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Together throughout Iowa, the Casey’s Cup Campaign raises awareness about different abilities and helps foster growth for our programs.
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