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Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games

The Summer Games are Special Olympics Iowa’s largest event of the year, with more than 2,600 athletes 1,200 coaches and 2,000 volunteers converging on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames. The three-day event begins with the Torch Run Final Leg bringing the Flame of Hope from downtown Des Moines to Hilton Coliseum for the Opening Ceremony presented by Hy-Vee.

Also featured at the games is an Olympic Festival, which is an area for athletes to relax between competitions and interact with sponsors and partners. Healthy Athletes screenings are provided to athletes by healthcare professionals for eyesight, dental, hearing, overall health and fitness and more.


May 25 - 27 2023

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