For many years, the Iowa Knights of Columbus have been dedicated supporters of Special Olympics Iowa. The Iowa Knights of Columbus provide financial support and countless volunteers, and are strong advocates for our athletes. Each year the Knights hold fundraisers and CPID drives (Campaign for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities), more publicly known as Tootsie Roll drives across the state to help athletes in their local areas.
Many athletes will say that their favorite part about Summer Games is the Opening Ceremony, where the Knights of Columbus take part in the Parade of Athletes. The athletes love coming into the stadium, lined by the Knights in their regalia, and being greeted with the smiles, high-fives and hugs of their supporters.