Special Olympics Iowa wins in Office Makeover contest!
Thanks to everyone who voted!!!
With more than 87,000 online votes Special Olympics Iowa won the $10,000 prize from the RKDixon and Premier contest. Find out more at this link www.soiowa.org/NewsDetail.aspx
Taco John’s holiday fundraiser benefits athletes in northwest Iowa
November 29-December 23
Hundreds of Special Olympic athletes across northwest Iowa will receive support this holiday season from Taco John’s and their guests. Every time someone purchases a Nachos Navidad® from a participating restaurant between Friday, November 29 and Monday, December 23, Taco John’s will donate a portion to Special Olympics Iowa.
Participating restaurants include: Sioux City, North and South Sioux City, LeMars, Cherokee, Spencer, Spirit Lake and Storm Lake. The restaurants may also collect change or sell paper ornaments as part of this fundraiser. All proceeds will benefit the nearly 800 athletes who participate in Special Olympics and live in northwest Iowa.
Click here to view the new SOIA 2014-2018 Strategic Plan.
Special Olympics Iowa Housing Policy, Effective 2014
The health and safety of all Special Olympics participants is of paramount importance to Special Olympics Iowa. Participants should feel that every Special Olympics event is a safe and positive experience and should not be fearful of other athletes, coaches or volunteers.
Special Olympics Iowa has created a written housing policy that meets its unique housing needs, but also includes the minimum policy requirements outlined by the Risk Management and Insurance Force of Special Olympics International.
Please CLICK HERE to review our new Housing Policy. Also when you renew or have a new athlete, please use the newApplication for Participation form, which includes a statement about the Housing Policy.
||Our partner Finsh Line continues to help Special Olympics athletes train year round and stay fit for life. The Finish Line Youth Foundation will donate to Special Olympics up to $1 million collected from customers in over 640 Finish Line stores from November 1 - December 31, 2013.
Girls ages 10-35 encouraged to apply for Miss Amazing Pageant
Last year, 54 girls from across Iowa participated in the event, and event organizers would love to have more than 70 girls this year! It's truly a heartwarming event where girls can gain confidence in a supportive and fun environment. It's not too early to consider entering and submit your application materials!
The deadline for applications is February 16, 2014. Go to missamazingpageant.com to apply and for more details. Friday, March 7, is the talent portion, and the rest of the event is on the 8th. If you want to get a glimpse of what the event is about, take a look at this Youtube video from the 2013 Iowa Miss Amazing Pageant!
Miss Amazing Pageant Video
Feel free to email, or call at 402-517-8012.
State Director, Iowa Miss Amazing Pageant
You can help our athletes go to the 2014 USA Games in New Jersey.
Click here for more information.
Coral Ridge Ice Arena in Coralville is offering (for a fee) ice skating lessons for Special Olympics athletes. The classes take place Tuesday nights at 6:15 from October 15th through December 10th. Click here for a brochure with more information/registration.
Summer Games 2013 Photos
Click here to view the pictures on Shutterfly
(Once there select Slideshow)
2014 USA Games!
Team Iowa - your forms are due NOW!!
Click here to visit the 2014 USA Games official website.
2014 Scarf Project
Click here for complete details
- Grey Heather (Red Heart #0400)
- Dark Orchid (Red Heart #0776)
Items will be accepted until November 1, 2013, or until we have reached 800 items. Items do NOT need to be placed in individual baggies.
We have exceeded our goal.
About Special Olympics Iowa
Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) is a nonprofit organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities in all 99 counties of the state. Iowa has 11 areas throughout the state that serves nearly 11,000 athletes, participants and Unified Sports Partners annually.
Since 1968, Special Olympics Iowa has been serving the needs of children and adults with intellectual disabilities by providing sports training and competition in 23 Olympic-type sports. These programs would not be possible without the generous support of more than 15,000 volunteers.
If you are a fan of sports that create unity, athletes who inspire, and connections that foster acceptance, then you are already a fan of Special Olympics