Virtual Summer Games
We invite you to join us for the Virtual Summer Games! This event is open to everyone, athletes, coaches, fans, and Unified partners, and is a safe way to compete against and have fun with your friends and peers from across the state. The Virtual Summer Games will feature an at-home competition, a virtual series, and Virtual Healthy Athletes Screening Experiences.

At-Home Competition
The Virtual Summer Games At-Home Competition includes athletics (track and field), cycling, bocce, tennis skills, and swimming events.

Scores are Due: Monday, May 24
Opening Ceremony Video Debuts: Thursday, May 27
Summer Games Results Show: Friday, May 28
Virtual Series
All are invited to come together virtually for a week of fun activities and educational videos. Activities will include Bingo, a talent show, a virtual dance, and an athlete social hour.

Series Runs: Monday, May 24 - Friday, May 28
Virtual Healthy Athletes Screening Experiences
The Virtual Healthy Athletes Screening Experiences are a chance for athletes to make contact with our Healthy Athletes Clinical Directors in either a one-on-one or group setting. This will be a time to go over many of the concepts that would normally be talked about at an in-person Summer Games Healthy Athletes Screening. 
Fit Feet Screening Experiences: Monday, May 24
FUNFitness Education Experiences: Tuesday, May 25
 Health Promotion Screening Experiences: Thursday, May 27
Group Nutrition Store Tour with HyVee: Friday, May 28
Hy-Vee Move More Wellness Challenge
Virtually check in every Monday in May with Hy-Vee dietitians and chat about nutrition while receiving support and motivation from your peers. Check-ins will cover pre/post workout nutrition, macros, hydration, and product recommendations.

Date: Every Monday in May
(Hy-Vee has generously reserved the 4:30-5:00 PM timeslot for Special Olympics athletes, so be sure to register for that session if it works with your schedule.)
2022 Special Olympics USA Games
The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games will be held in Orlando, Florida, June 5 through 12, 2022. The 16 Olympic-style team and individual sports competitions will be held at various world-class venues across the Orlando area. Athletes and coaches interested in applying for the 2022 USA Games should submit applications to by June 1, 2021.

Team Iowa will consist of 66 athletes and Unified partners and 18 coaches competing in athletics, bocce, bowling, cheerleading, flag football, powerlifting, swimming, and tennis.

Fundraising Central
Take the Polar Plunge®!
The 2021 Law Enforcement Torch Run Spring Polar Plunge season comes to an end this Saturday with the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Polar Plunges. Thank you to everyone who took part in the Council Bluffs, Warren County, Cool School, and Cedar Falls/Waterloo Polar Plunges, with your support we have raised over $46,300.
Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Polar Plunges
Date: Saturday, May 8
Cost: $75
Location: Coralville Lake (West Overlook Beach)
(The plunges have in-person and virtual options.)
Swing with Celebrities Golf Tournament
Join current and former University of Iowa athletes and staff for the Swing with Celebrities Golf Tournament presented by Hawkeye Legacy. The tournament's specialty holes include longest drive, hole in one, and longest putt. Prizes will be given to specialty hole winners. A silent auction will occur throughout the tournament, and a live auction will take place during the awards dinner.
Date: Wednesday, June 23
Cost: $150 per playing spot in the tournament
Location: Brown Deer Golf Club
Calling All Car Enthusiasts
The 12th Annual Dallas County Sheriff’s All-Wheel Show will feature a competitive car show, commercial vendors, and free entertainment. Show awards will be given for Best of Show, Special Olympics Choice, Most Likely to be Stopped by a Cop, Bad Bike, Long Distance, and top 20.

Date: Saturday, June 5
Cost: $20 for the first car and $10 for every car after
Location: Dallas County Courthouse, Downtown Square 8th & Main, Adel
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
Join Dawn Criss, Senior Director of Sports and Programs, each month for an additional sport training via Zoom. The coach trainings are optional, but a great way to build your knowledge on those sports you are not as familiar with. Register for a training by clicking on the link below.

Event Calendar

Visit our online calendar for event details!


3 - Hy-Vee Move More Wellness Challenge Check-in
8 - Cedar Rapids Polar Plunge
8 - Iowa City Polar Plunge
10 - Hy-Vee Move More Wellness Challenge Check-In
10 - Cycling Coaches Training with Dawn Criss
17 - Hy-Vee Move More Wellness Challenge Check-In
24 - Hy-Vee Move More Wellness Challenge Check-In
24 - Virtual Summer Games Competition Scores Due
24 - Fit Feet Screening Experiences
24 - Bingo
25 - FUNFitness Education Experiences
25 - Virtual Talent Show
26 - Virtual Dance
27 - Health Promotion Screening Experiences
27 - Athlete Social Hour
27 - Opening Ceremony Video Debuts
28 - Group Nutrition Store Tour with Hy-Vee
28 - Summer Games Results Show

1 - USA Games Applications are due
5 - 13th Annual Dallas County Sheriff’s All-Wheel Show
14 - Swimming Coaches Training with Dawn Criss
23 - Swing with Celebrities Golf Tournament