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Summer and Winter Iowa Games News and Updates
By Cory Kennedy on Friday, March 02, 2012 2:35 PM
Winter Iowa Games Breaks Participation Record

AMES, IAThe Winter Iowa Games powered by the Iowa Food & Family Project concluded this past weekend with women’s 6 on 6 basketball. The Iowa Games officially announced today that the event broke the all-time participation record with 4,173 participants. This broke the previous record of 4,132 set in 2010.

The 2012 Winter Iowa Games held competitions for 21 sports spanning over five weekends in January and February.  Being Iowa’s premier winter sports festival, the Iowa Games was held in 11 Iowa communities over the five-week period.

By Cory Kennedy on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 7:19 PM
The 20th Anniversary Winter Iowa Games powered by the Iowa Food & Family Project will converge in Dubuque Saturday, Jan. 28 and Sunday, Jan. 29. The main weekend Winter Iowa Games will feature 12 sports and 3,000 athletes. Alpine skiing racing, youth basketball, cross country skiing, a fitness walk, youth ice hockey, indoor soccer, martial arts, a 5K road race, snowboarding, table tennis, volleyball and wrestling are all on the schedule of events.
By Cory Kennedy on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 9:52 AM

The 20th Anniversary Winter Iowa Games powered by the Iowa Food & Family Project will begin five weekends of competition on Jan. 21. Dubuque will play host to the majority of events, Jan. 27-29.  Online registration and registration forms are available at www.IOWAGAMES.org.


The 2012 Winter Iowa Games will hold competitions for 21 sports. Adult men’s basketball, broomball, dodgeball, figure skating and adult ice hockey will be held in Cedar Rapids on Feb. 11-12. The 2011 Games featured more than 4,000 athletes from across the state. As Iowa’s premier winter sports festival, the Games will be held in 11 Iowa communities over the five-week period.


Several registration deadlines are approaching in the upcoming weeks, so register by the early deadline and save on your entry fee.

By Cory Kennedy on Wednesday, January 04, 2012 9:01 AM

The 2012 20th Anniversary Winter Iowa Games powered by the Iowa Food & Family Project will begin five weekends of competition on Jan. 21. Dubuque will play host to the majority of events, Jan. 27-29.  Online registration and registration forms are available at www.IOWAGAMES.org.


The 2012 Winter Iowa Games will hold competitions for 21 sports. Adult men’s basketball, broomball, dodgeball, figure skating and adult ice hockey will be held in Cedar Rapids on Feb. 11-12. The 2011 Games featured more than 4,000 athletes from across the state. As Iowa’s premier winter sports festival, the Games will be held in 11 Iowa communities over the five-week period.

By Cory Kennedy on Friday, September 30, 2011 8:37 AM
Iowa Games staff members recently attended the National Congress of State Games Symposium in Oklahoma City.  The event brings together states from across the country who host state games competition similar to the Iowa Games.  During the annual awards luncheon, the Iowa Games won an award for best state games photo and best premium item.
By Cory Kennedy on Monday, August 29, 2011 3:10 PM
Sue Gordon of Jewell and Tim Dwight of Iowa City have been named the Iowa Games 2011 Marty McHone Athletes of the Year.  Both athletes will be honored at the 2012 Summer Iowa Games powered by the Iowa Food & Family Project Opening Ceremony as they carry the Iowa Games torch.
By Cory Kennedy on Thursday, June 23, 2011 8:12 AM

In celebration of its 25th Anniversary Summer Iowa Games powered by the Iowa Food & Family Project, the Iowa Sports Foundation is searching for Iowans that have been involved with the sports festival for every year it has been in existence.  Those individuals who qualify will be invited to the Opening Ceremony at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Friday, July 15 where they will be recognized by ISF president, Jim Hallihan, and participate in the lighting of the Iowa Games Olympic-style cauldron.  

By Cory Kennedy on Monday, June 06, 2011 7:52 AM
AMES, Iowa (June 6, 2011) – Iowa Sports Foundation President, Jim Hallihan, announced the recipients of the 2011 Brian Pearson Memorial scholarship. This year’s recipients are Isaac Olson of Urbandale High School and Kaytlin Tippin of Waukee High School. 

Each year the Iowa Sports Foundation chooses two recipients to receive the distinguished Brian Pearson Scholarship, one male and one female. The scholarship, sponsored by the Orr, Kenyon and Skinner families, is to honor former Iowa State University Basketball Player Brian Pearson who died of brain cancer in 1997. 

Olson and Tippin were chosen for their character and ability to demonstrate citizenship, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, perseverance, and sportsmanship. Scholarship winners are also students who are accomplished in school, activities and make a positive impact in the community.
By Cory Kennedy on Thursday, May 26, 2011 11:59 AM

Youth Soccer Registration Deadlines Approaching

AMES, Iowa – Deadlines for the Iowa Games powered by the Iowa Food & Family Project youth soccer tournament are quickly approaching.  The tournament is slated for July 15-17 in Ames.

As one of the original Iowa Games sports in 1987, over 90,000 athletes have participated in the Iowa Games soccer tournament in its 25 year history.  In 2010, the tournament featured over 2,600 athletes on 194 teams.

By Cory Kennedy on Monday, May 09, 2011 2:51 PM

AMES, Iowa - The inaugural Iowa Games National Anthem competition ended today. The competition was held to select a singer for the Opening Ceremony of the 25th Anniversary Summer Iowa Games powered by the Iowa Food & Family Project. The Summer Iowa Games Opening Ceremony will be held on July 15, 2011 in Jack Trice Stadium in Ames.

The Iowa Games is proud to announce Derrick Wiley, Connor Girkin and Grant Luther from the group “The 3 from Waukee” as the 2011 National Anthem competition winners. The 3 from Waukee will sing the National Anthem at the 2011 Summer Iowa Games and also have the opportunity to perform the National Anthem at an Iowa Cubs game in August.