Special Olympics

Special Olympics In Muscatine

Special Olympics provides activities for people with Intellectual Disabilities, so they may make connections with people in their community.  Special Olympics is an International program of year-round sports and athletic competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  There are approximately 130 individuals involved in the Muscatine County Special Olympics program.  Special Olympics athletes are men, women, boys and girls.  They are like other athletes.  They train and compete.  They learn to win and to lose.  They strive to do their best.  They inspire us.


We are taking every precautionary measure to ensure the health and safety of our athletes. Information changes on a daily basis so we will be updating any changes to our YMCA website and our facebook page listed on this page.


“Times are tough, but we are tougher together. May we remember that we are one Unified Team!” -Iowa Athletes

Special Olympics Athletes from across the state have come together through an online virtual movement called “Stay Healthy with Special Olympics Iowa”.  This virtual movement has given our athletes the opportunity to connect like never

before through a series of online workout challenges, virtual cooking classes and educational information in response to our current global crisis. 

As we navigate through these tough times, our athletes continue to inspire us through their hard work and resiliency in the face of fear. We’re unsure when we’ll get back to face to face competition, but when we do, we’ll be ready!

Summer Programming

Event dates and times are subject to change due to weather or program conflicts. Up to date information can be obtained by contacting the Y at 263-9996 or visit muscatiney.org

July 23-25: Knights of Columbus CPID (Tootsie Roll Drive), Hy-Vee & Walmart.

September 4: Cop on Top Fundraiser, Dunkin Donuts, Muscatine.

September 9: Unified Golf Tournament–9am, Muscatine Municipal Golf Course.

September 26: State Flag Football      Tournament for Team and Skills -10am,  Cedar Rapids.

Special Olympics offers training and competition opportunities for every athlete, regardless of gender, age or ability.  No matter what the ability level, there is a benefit from Special Olympics.  No matter what the interest—there is a sport for you.  Prior to participation in the program, a Special Olympic athlete must complete an application and release of information form.  These forms can be received from Jason Miller, Special Olympics Program Director, at the Y.