IOWA GAMES MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Iowa Games is to provide sports and recreation opportunities for all Iowans through Olympic-style festivals, events and programs.
WHAT ARE THE IOWA GAMES
The Iowa Games began in August of 1987 as a weekend event, featuring 16 sports and 7,104 participants (nearly a record number at that time for a first-year state games). For the first time, weekend athletes, school children and senior citizens could experience the thrill of great performances and satisfaction of doing their best in a statewide Olympic-style competition.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE?
An athlete must be a resident of the state of Iowa for at least 30 days prior to the first day of competition in their sport. College students and military personnel who usually reside in Iowa or attend an Iowa school prior to the Games also are eligible. Illinois residents are eligible to participate.