Download the award nomination form
Congratulations to the 2012 Special Olympics Iowa award winners!
Ed Lehner Award: Chuck Finnegan, Oxford
Special Olympics Iowa Female Athlete of the Year: Teresa Terrell, Glenwood
Special Olympics Iowa Male Athlete of the Year: Keith Krumm, Sheldon
Outstanding Coach of the Year: Dee Sturgeon, Sioux City
Outstanding Service Award - Sandy Bennett, Marshalltown; Sally Briggs, Coralville
Outstanding Family of the Year: Kelly Fesling and Gary Bales, Cedar Rapids
Outstanding University Volunteer of the Year: Nicole Harding, Brian Hannold, Madison Lage, Mary Meier, Linda Marticke, Shannon Peel, Les White,
Outstanding Adult Volunteer of the Year: Brian Bates, Iowa City
Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year: Ashley Briggs, Coralville
Outstanding Summer Games Volunteers: John Anderson, Eric Facio, Rowdy Kraby, Kathy Lively, Jim, Nespor, Ron Skradla
Scott Bryant Unsung Hero Memorial Award: Monica Reynolds, Des Moines
Most Valuable Partner (MVP) Awards were presented to:
LETR Partner of the Year: Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping
Media Partner of the Year Broadcast: KCCI News Channel 8, Des Moines
Media Partner of the Year Print: Dubuque Telegraph Herald, Dubuque
Distinguished Service Awards
The Distinguished Service Awards given by Special Olympics Iowa provide a unique and important opportunity to recognize outstanding members of the SOIA community. You are invited to nominate those individuals and groups from the categories below who have made significant contributions during 2012-2013 or who have demonstrating an ongoing commitment. Winners will be recognized at the Special Olympics Iowa State Summer Games held annually in May.
There is no limit to the number of nominations you may submit. Please click here to download the form. Keep in mind that the deadline for all nominations is in March. Listed below are the awards that you may nominate individuals for.
Ed Lehner Award: For the individual volunteer who, through his or her long-term commitment to SOIA, best exemplifies the dedication and unselfish efforts associated with the true spirit of Special Olympics.
Special Olympics Iowa Athlete of the Year: An individual award is given to the athlete who epitomizes the spirit of a true winner by his or her willingness to help others and who also gives his or her best while displaying outstanding courage and sportsmanship.
Outstanding Coach of the Year: For the coach in any official Special Olympics sport, who best demonstrates the high degree of technical skill, commitment and compassion needed to motivate and train athletes for competition and life.
Outstanding Family of the Year: For the family who has made unique and lasting contributions to the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities through SOIA and who also has at least one family member who is a Special Olympics athlete.
Outstanding Adult Volunteer: For the best example of adult volunteerism, which serves to improve the quality of Special Olympics at the local, area or state level.
Outstanding Youth Volunteer: For the best example of volunteerism by a youth 18 years of age or under which serves to improve the quality of the Special Olympics Iowa program.
Outstanding Business or Corporation: For the business or corporation which, through its ongoing commitment, has made significant contributions to Special Olympics Iowa.
Outstanding Service Organization: For the best year round voluntary effort or support from a civic organization that serves to improve the quality of the Special Olympics Iowa program.