Challenge Days

IMG_3578Challenge 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. Activities, such as bocce, ramp bowling, balloon volleyball, team basketball, basketball shoot, batting, ball darts, golf, shot put, race walk, and wall pass are modified to allow youth and adults to participate in a team or as an individual. Volunteers and adaptive 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 FallsIMG_3522
  • Cedar Rapids (New in 2020)
  • Glenwood
  • Emmetsburg
  • Des Moines
  • Dubuque
  • Lake City
  • River Hills
  • Sioux City (New in 2020)

Participation Forms

To sign up for a Challenge Day or for additional information, contact:
Lexxi O’Brien, Unified Programs Coordinator
515-986-5520 x115