West Central

Ray Strekal
Area Director

Are you interested in applying for a delegation/area program scholarship?  Please review this document before filling out the scholarship form.

The West Central Area for Special Olympics Iowa provides competition for athletes in the Iowa counties of:

  • Audobon
  • Boone
  • Dallas
  • Guthrie
  • Marion
  • Polk
  • Warren

The West Central Area hosts competitions in:

  • Bowling(held annually in October in Des Moines at Bowlerama Lanes)
  • Basketball Skills (held annually in January at Valley Community Center in West Des Moines)
           Basketball Skills Scoresheet
  • Swimming (held annually in April at Waukee YMCA)
  • Track & Field (held annually in April at the Indianola Middle School)

Where to find forms:

Where to send forms:

If you need an updated copy of any report, please email your Regional Director

  • Delegation Report (athletes/physical expiration date)
  • Class A Credentials (Class A certified volunteers and expiration date and Protective Behaviors and expiration date)
  • Sport Certification (Coaches/sport certifications and expiration, Head’s-Up Concussion expiration, and General Orientation completion)
  • Centralized Accounting

If you are new to the area, please reach out to the Director of Regional Field Services, Dallas Hinkhouse.

If specific competition dates are not listed below, they are yet to be determined for this year.

Event Date Event Entries due by Event Location
Jan 19 (all day) West Central Basketball Skills 01/06/2023 Valley Community Center (4444 Fuller Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265)
Feb 4 (all day) West Central Regional Basketball Tournament 12/16/2023 MidAmerican RecPlex (6500 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266)
Apr 11 (all day) West Central Track and Field Indianola Middle School (403 S 15th St, Indianola, IA 50125)