Virtual Softball

LG 2020 Softball Logo BLACK FINALAlthough the 2020 Special Olympics Iowa Softball Tournament presented by Sammons Financial Group has been canceled due to COVID-19, its spirit lives on through our amazing athletes, Unified partners, coaches, and fans.

Special Olympics Iowa invites you to join us for 2020 Virtual Softball presented by Sammons Financial Group! This event is open to everyone and is a safe way to compete against your friends and peers from across the state. Train and compete from home and come together virtually to celebrate your accomplishments with the Virtual Softball Series beginning with the dance on Wednesday, July 29, and ending with the 2020 Virtual Softball Awards video on Friday, July 31.

Important Dates

At-Home Competition: July 6 – 27
Times/Distances/Scores Due:
 July 27
At-Home Competition Awards: July 31 at 5:00 p.m. (Facebook)
Virtual Softball Series: July 29 – July 31

Virtual Softball Series

All are invited to join us for our Virtual Softball Series!  Get more information on all the available sessions below.

Virtual Softball Dance @ 6 p.m
LET’S DANCE! Join us for a 1-hour dance party with DJ YETI!
“Hy-Vee KidsFit” @ 1 p.m.
(Zoom & Facebook)
*Join us for 45-minutes as Hy-Vee Kids Fit takes us through a fun, interactive workout designed for all ages!
Register here
Challenge Day Demonstration @ 4 p.m.
Join us for a pre-recorded video highlighting the different skills covered while attending a Special Olympics Iowa Challenge Day.
Game Hour hosted by ISU’s Beta Theta Pi  @ 5 p.m.
Join us for a game hour hosted by Iowa State University’s Beta Theta Phi. The game may be a surprise, but it is no surprise that this session will be packed with fun.
Register Here
Special Smiles Tour and Q & A @ 9 a.m.
Join us for a pre-recorded behind the scenes tour of a Special Smiles Clinical Director’s dentist office.  The tour will end with a Q and A session, so send all of the questions you may have about your teeth and the dental profession to
Live Workout with Anytime Fitness @ 10:30 a.m.
(Zoom and Facebook)
Our friends from Anytime Fitness Boone will be leading us through a live workout. Grab your water bottle and get ready to have your heart pumpin’ and muscles movin’!
Register  Here
Virtual Tour of Principal Park @ 11:45 a.m.
Join us for a pre-recorded behind the scenes tour of Principal Park!  Principal Park is the home field of the Iowa Cubs, a Minor League Baseball team and the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.
Release of Coffee With a Clinical Director – Episode 3 @ 1:30 p.m.
During this episode of Coffee With a Clinical Director, we will hear from Special Smiles Clinical Directors, Kathy and Mary, as they share some of their tips for making dental hygiene quick and easy.     
Talent Show @ 2:30 p.m. 
Join us for a talent show that will showcase the many talents of the Special Olympics Iowa athletes and Unified partners.*If you are a Special Olympics Iowa athlete or Unified pair that would like to participate in the talent show, please email Katie Schrodt at
 Register Here
Virtual Softball Awards & Giveaways
@ 5 p.m.
*Drumroll…..join us for the announcement of the Virtual Softball results (this could be you!) and who knows you might even get some new SOIA merch as we do our last giveaway session of the Virtual Softball Series.


At-Home Competition

All are invited to compete in the 2020 Virtual Softball At-Home Competition.  Competition events include base running, fielding, hitting, and throwing.  Click on the links below to learn more about the at-home competition.    

General Information
List of Competition Events
Competition Events Broken Down (Video) 
Form for Submitting Results

Virtual Softball Competition Results

Have questions or need help submitting your results? Contact us at