Virtual Summer Games

Summer Games May 22 &23 (5)
Although the 2020 Summer Games at Iowa State University has been canceled due to COVID-19, its spirit lives on through our amazing athletes, Unified partners, coaches, and fans.

This year, please join us for our Virtual Summer Games! 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 2020 Virtual Summer Games video.  The video will be available for streaming on Facebook, YouTube, and soiowa.org.

Important Dates

Final Scores/Times Due: May 17, 2020
Virtual Summer Games Series: May 21 – May 23

Virtual Summer Games Series

All are invited to join us for our Virtual Summer Games Series! Register and get more information on the available sessions below.

“Giveaways” @ 1 p.m.
(
Facebook & Instagram Live)
*Join us for 10 minutes of giveaways! We will be drawing from the names of Summer Games participants as well as those who have signed up for any of the Virtual Summer Games Series.
Facebook & Instagram
“Hy-Vee KidsFit” @ 2 p.m.
(Zoom Webinar & Facebook)
*Join us for 45-minutes as Hy-Vee Kids Fit takes us through a fun, interactive workout designed for all ages!
Register here
&
Facebook
“Ask an Officer Q & A” @ 3 p.m.
(Zoom Meeting)

*Join us for a 45-minutes Q & A with a Deputy from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and learn more about a day in the life of law enforcement.
Register here
Power Life 30 minute yoga session” @ 4 p.m.
(Facebook)
*Join us for a 30 minute yoga session brought to you by Emily, who is an instructor at PowerLife. 
Facebook
“Game Hour with Linn-Mar High School” @ 6 p.m.
(Zoom Meeting)

*Join us for a 1-hour game session including simon says & bingo with students and Unified partners from Linn-Mar High School.
Register here
“Opening Ceremonies” @ 7 p.m.
(Facebook)

*Join us for a pre-recorded video that will officially kick off Summer Games!
Facebook
“Healthy Athletes Trivia Results” @ 10 a.m.
(Zoom Webinar)

*Join us for a 30-minute session with Kara, who will be sharing the Healthy Athletes Trivia results.
Register here
“Healthy Cooking presented by Hy-Vee” @ 12 p.m.
(Zoom Webinar)
*We’re having a Friday Fiesta!  Join Hy-Vee Dietitian, Erin Good, for a fun and interactive cooking class that will guide you (and your family) through how to cook one of Erin’s favorite lunch recipes, Fiesta Lettuce Wraps.
Register here
“Social with Regionals” @ 1 p.m.
(Zoom Meeting)

*Bring a pen and paper and join us for a 1-hour session as we get “social.” This will be a fun-filled event, and the last 15 minutes will be an open Q & A for athletes and coaches.
Register here
“Mystery Game Session presented by Iowa Total Care” @ 2 p.m. (Zoom Meeting)
*Join us for a 1-hour SURPRISE game session presented by our friends at Iowa Total Care!
Register here
“Generation YOUnified” @ 3 p.m.
(Zoom Meeting)

*Join us for a 1.5-hour session centered around the vision for Unified Champion Schools for the 2020-2021 school year. Content shared will also include Unified Intramurals and Special Olympics College Clubs.
Register here
“Summer Games Virtual Dance” @ 6 p.m
(Zoom Meeting)
*LET’S DANCE! Join us for a 1-hour dance party with DJ YETI!
Register here
“Young Athletes Play Day Skills” @ 12 p.m
(Facebook)
*Join us for a pre-recorded video highlighting Young Athletes Play Day skills & demonstrations of modifications you can make at home to help keep your kiddos active.
Facebook 
“Giveaways” @ 1 p.m.
(Facebook)
*Join us live for our final giveaways session! Those who are qualified to win items include: Virtual Summer Games registrants, Zoom session/webinar registrants
Facebook Instagram
“Cop Car Tour” @ 2 p.m.
(Facebook)

*Ames Police Department will be sharing a tour of their cop cars! Join us on our Facebook for a behind the scenes look into our LETR member’s cars!
Facebook 
NEW TIME “Competition Awards & Giveaways” @ 3 p.m. (Facebook & Instagram Live)
*Drumroll…..join us for an announcement of winners from Virtual Summer Games (this could be you!) and tune in as we give away some more free stuff…who doesn’t love that?
Facebook Instagram

Compete From Home

This competition is a safe way for athletes, young athletes, Unified partners, coaches, and fans to keep the spirit of Special Olympics Iowa alive by competing against each other from home!

Here’s how it works:

  1. CHOOSE YOUR EVENTS! Check out all the events you can do from home. You can choose to do all the events or just your favorites.
  2. PRACTICE! After reviewing the list of events, begin practicing those events that you want to compete in. As you practice, be sure to keep track of your times/scores because you will need to submit your best times/scores by May 17.
  3. SUBMIT YOUR RESULTS! Submit your best times/scores for all the events you practiced. You can also submit a video of yourself practicing or a recording of an encouraging message to share!  All times/scores are due by Sunday, May 17.

Links
Submit Your Results
Events Offered Information
Competition Events Broken Down (Video)
General Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Opening Ceremony (Video)

 

Events

25 Meter Dash 50 Meter Dash 100 Meter Dash 200 Meter Dash
Standing Long Jump Tennis Ball Throw Sit-ups Push-ups
Layups Free Throws 3-Pointers Dunk, Layup or Trick Contest

Have questions or need help submitting your results? Contact us at info@soiowa.org.