logo-dra2Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) is pleased to announce the Dubuque Racing Association (DRA) will continue as a Premier Statewide Partner in 2016. Statewide partners provide a comprehensive level of support of all programs and services offered by SOIA. A statewide partnership includes financial support, in-kind donations or any combination thereof.

“We deeply appreciate our ongoing Statewide Partnership with the Dubuque Racing Association,” said SOIA CEO Gary Harms. “The DRA partnership adds value for every one of our 12,000 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners across the state.”

Each year the Dubuque Racing Association grants more than 180 Iowa charities financial support ranging from $1,000 to $40,000 to help fund a variety of projects and programs. Through racing, gaming and entertainment facilities, the Dubuque Racing Association provides for social, economic and community betterment and lessens the burden of Dubuque City and area Government, while contributing to the growth and viability of Dubuque Area Tourism.

Special Olympics Iowa Winter Games are held annually in Dubuque where the organization’s programs are able to take full advantage of the area’s outstanding sporting venues: Mystique Ice Center, Albrecht Acres, Sundown Ski Resort and the Grand Harbor Center.