Village Panthers

Special Olympics

Over 50 individuals are involved with Village Northwest Unlimited Special Olympics in 9 different events. Those events include: basketball, basketball skills, volleyball, softball, softball skills, track & field, bowling, soccer skills and bocce ball.

A Year In Pictures

The past year has been a busy and successful one for the Village Panther athletes. All of our athletes have put in a lot of miles on the road going to scrimmages and tournaments. An amazing five gold medals were brought home during the Summer Games in Ames, IA in March. The Panther Softball team brought home first place in their division in the State Tournament in August and the Volleyball B Team brought home an impressive first place finish at the Volleyball State Tournament in October. We are so proud of every one of the Village Panthers for their time and dedication to their sports. GO PANTHERS!

Softball & Softball Skills

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Summer Games

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Basketball & Basketball Skills

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Coaches

Deb Middle and Sara Wolthuizen are the incredible Village Panther coaches. They have a combined 18 years of experience coaching Special Olympics at Village Northwest Unlimited. During their time coaching together they have coached teams at the district, state and national level. Deb and Sara have had one athlete win Athlete of the Year and a family win Family of the Year for Iowa Special Olympics. 

"Coaching Special Olympics is the best part of our job!"         -Deb & Sara

Keep up with the Village Panther's schedule on the VNU calendar.