Meet You at the Softball Diamond
This month, we are headed to the diamond for the conference slow-pitch tournaments and softball skills competition. If you still need to register for a tournament or skills competition, please email Dawn Criss at
Softball Event Details
West Conference Skills Competition - July 8
West Conference Tournament - July 10
West Central Conference Tournament - July 10
East Central Conference Tournament - July 17
The 2021 Unified Golf Tour Kicks Off This Month
This month's Unified Golf Tour stops are Derby Grange Golf and Recreation in Dubuque and Vinton Skate & Activity Center in Vinton. The Dubuque stop will feature 9-hole and mini golf, while the Vinton stop will only include mini golf. Each stop will see individuals with intellectual disabilities teamed up with Unified partners, individuals without intellectual disabilities, to compete in a game of golf. Golf pairs will bring together individuals of similar age and ability making the day fun and challenging for all.
Unified Golf Tour Cities & Dates
Dubuque - July 17
Vinton - July 24
Spencer - August 8
Cedar Rapids - September 11
Granger - September 25
Sioux City - October 2

Summer Health Tips
Summer is here, and so are all of the fun outdoor activities that summer brings with it. Activities like softball, swimming, golf, bike rides, and walks are all great for your overall health and fitness. Practicing sun safety and making hydration a priority will help you enjoy your time outside and keep you feeling great long after you head back inside. Here are some tips to remember as you head outside this summer.
Fundraising Central
Heroes Haul 2021
Presented by The Lohse Family Foundation
Here is your chance to prove your team of 10 has what it takes to pull an object weighing 80,000 pounds 12 feet! This year's BIG PULL will be a fire truck instead of an airplane. Create a team of your strongest friends and see if you can pull the fire truck fast enough to take the top prize in one of the five divisions - Co-ed, Open, Public Safety, Civic, and High School/College.
Date: Saturday, July 24
Location: Michael Foods (101 Delaware St, Norwalk, IA)
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Calling All Golfers
Call in that vacation day and join us on the course for a fun day of golf and supporting Special Olympics Iowa athletes and Unified partners. In August, we have the Jim Jordan Memorial Golf Classic in Ankeny, the LETR Golf Tournament in Grimes, and the Mascon City Golf Tournament.
Jim Jordan Memorial Golf Classic
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Location: Otter Creek Golf Course, Ankeny
10th Annual LETR Golf Tournament
Date: Monday, August 16, 2021
Location: Beaver Creek Golf Club, Grimes
Mason City Golf Tournament
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Location: Highland Park Golf Course, Mason City
Uptown Bags Tournament
Presented in Cooperation With the Ankeny Police Department
This isn't just your backyard game of bags - cash prizes are up for grabs. Put your skills to the test as you compete for cash prizes in either the competitive or social division. Team entry is $60.

Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021
Location: Ankeny Market & Pavilion
Mark Your Calendar
Coaches Corner
We are excited to share that Class A Volunteer certification and re-certification can now be completed online in three steps.
  1. Complete the Class A Volunteer Application and background check
  2. Take the Protective Behavior Training and quiz
  3. submit a color photo, passport quality, to
Optional Coach Training
Join Dawn Criss, Senior Director of Sports and Programs, for an additional Bocce training on July 12. This Zoom training is optional but is a great way to build your Bocce knowledge.

Event Calendar

Visit our online calendar for event details!

8 – West Regional Softball Skills Competition (Manning)
10 - West Central Conference Softball Tournament (Des Moines)
10 - West Conference Softball Tournament (Sioux City)
17 - Unified Golf Tour: Dubuque
17 - East Central Conference Softball Tournament (Cedar Rapids)
24 - Unified Golf Tour: Vinton

All Month - Couch to 5K Training

1 - Uptown Bags Tournament (Ankeny)
1 - Couch to 5K Training
8 - Unified Golf Tour: Spencer
11 – Jim Jordan Memorial Golf Classic (Ankeny)
14 – Mason City Police Officer Golf Tournament (Mason City)
16 – LETR Golf Tournament (Grimes)
20 – Dunkin’ Cop on a Rooftop (locations across Iowa)