GRIMES — Special Olympics Iowa is hosting its 32nd annual Summer Games May 19-21. The Summer Games are SOIA’s largest event of the year. More than 2,600 athletes, 1,200coaches and 2,000 volunteers will take part in the game on the Iowa State University campus. Events begin Thurs., May 19 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 beginning at 7 p.m.
Also featured at the games is an Olympic Village, which is an area for athletes to relax between competitions and interact with sponsors and partners through games and activities. Healthy Athletes screenings will also be provided to athletes by healthcare professionals for eyesight, dental, hearing, overall health, fitness and more.