Special Olympics Iowa

Special Olympics Reveals the Champion in Everyone!

  • Special Olympics allows athletes to reach their full potential.
  • Special Olympics includes families, schools, communities and more.
  • Special Olympics is not one event per year.  It is a movement and a way of life.


About Special Olympics Iowa

  • Olympic-style training and competition offered year-round in 23 different sports in all 99 counties of Iowa
  • Specialized programs that focus on health, young athletes, leadership, Unified Sports and Challenge Days
  • No charges for athletes to participate in competitions and events offered by Special Olympics Iowa

Visit our website for more information about SOIA



The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Iowa athletes by "Freezin' for a Reason."  Participants collect pledges from friends, family and co-workers in exchange for jumping into icy waters.

Over the Edge is an opportunity to take fundraising to new heights.  Participants collect pledges and have the chance to rappel down a 345 ft building in downtown Des Moines! 

We've made it simple for you to raise funds quickly & easily for Special Olympics Iowa.

Getting started is easy
It only takes a few minutes to create your Online Fundraising Page:

  • Click the Start Fundraising button
  • Choose your event location
  • Personalize the text and the photo on your Online Fundraising Page to express your passions and your purpose.
  • Send the link out to your friends, family, colleagues - anyone you think will help you reach your goal.


  • Become one of our Online Fundraising Stars!

Online Personal Fundraising Pages are powerful and persuasive, and you will raise more money, with less cost to Special Olympics Iowa, and with less effort.  Click the "Get Started" button now and see how easily you can become an Online Fundraising Star!