Articles from November 2016

Bruce Wilson Receives Simpson College Coaches Hall of Fame Honor

bruce-hofWest Region Director of Field Services, Bruce Wilson, was inducted into the Simpson College Coaches Hall of Fame in October. Before joining the Special Olympics Iowa staff, Wilson served as the head coach of Simpson’s men’s basketball team for 25 years.

Membership in the Coaches Hall of Fame at Simpson is reserved for coaches who have made significant contributions to the college, athletic program, his or her sport, and the students of the college. Wilson is the winningest coach in the school’s history. He went 341-305 in his 25 years as head coach, won three Iowa Conference Championships, and made three trips to the NCAA Tournament. He’s been named the Iowa Coach of the Year three times and was named the Division III West Region Coach of the Year in 1992. 

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Congratulations to our 2016 Holiday Card Design Contest Winner!

Thank you to all of our amazing athletes who submitted designs for our 2016 holiday card! We had a record number of entries and we loved them all so much.
The artist’s design we selected this year was done by Sam Gathercole, a 5th grade athlete from Spirit Lake Middle School. He was so excited his artwork was chosen!

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2017 Iowa Miss Amazing Pageant February 17-18

The 5th annual Iowa Miss Amazing Pageant will take place February 17-18, 2017 at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs. This year’s pageant will feature a two-day show with full areas of competition both days. ma4

Rising Stars, Preteens, Jr. Teens and Teens will participate on Friday, February 17 while Jr. Miss, Miss, Sr. Miss and Shooting Stars will participate on Saturday, February 18. Girls ages 5 and older can participate.

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