Iowa Sports Foundation Announces New Chief Operating Officer

Iowa Sports Foundation CEO/Executive Director, Chuck Long, announced today that Matt Beatty has been chosen as the organizations new Chief Operating Officer. Beatty, who formerly served as the organizations Iowa Senior Games and Corporate Games director, officially moves into the COO role on August 1. “We are looking forward to Matt taking over as COO … Continued

Aaron Thomas to Speak at Iowa Games Opening Ceremony

The 2019 Summer Iowa Games will officially kick-off on Friday, July 19 at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. The Opening Ceremony will feature Aplington-Parkersburg Principal and Head Basketball Coach, Aaron Thomas, as the keynote speaker. Thomas has a passion for impacting lives and public speaking is one avenue he utilizes. Thomas’ father Ed was a … Continued

2019 Brian Pearson Scholarship Recipients Chosen

Madrid and Newton Students Making a Difference Each year the Iowa Sports Foundation chooses two recipients to receive the distinguished Brian Pearson Memorial 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 … Continued

Iowa Games Awards 2018 Athletes of the Year

AMES, Iowa – September 25, 2018 – Iowa Games CEO/Executive Director, Chuck Long, honored Tai Tomasi of Des Moines and Curt Nystrom of Boone, the 2018 Marty McHone Iowa Games Female and Male Athlete of the Year Awards during a reception at Terrace Hill in Des Moines on Monday, September 24. Tai Tomasi, a Vermont … Continued

Miss Iowa USA and Miss Iowa Teen USA to Attend the Iowa Games in Cedar Rapids

AMES, Iowa – February 7, 2018 – 2018 Miss Iowa USA, Jenny Valliere of Cedar Rapids, and 2018 Miss Iowa Teen USA, Isabella Russell of Marshalltown, will be present at Figure Skating competition of the 2018 Winter Iowa Games presented by Grinnell Mutual. Both titleholders will be at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena from 9 … Continued

Winter Iowa Games Adds Iowa City Events

AMES, Iowa – November 15 – Iowa Games CEO/Executive Director and Hawkeye legend, Chuck Long, announced the Winter Iowa Games presented by Grinnell Mutual will be hosting five sports at the University of Iowa Field House in February 2018. “We are excited to be hosting events in Iowa City this year,” commented Long. “This is … Continued

Iowa Sports Foundation announces new board members, leadership succession

AMES, Iowa – November 10, 2017 – Doug Reichardt and the Iowa Sports Foundation (ISF) announces the appointment of new members of its Board of Directors, as well as changes to the board’s leadership for 2017 – 2018. Executive leadership changes As part of ISF’s executive leadership succession plan, long-time board chairman and retired Des … Continued

Iowa Games Awards Athletes of the Year

Iowa Games CEO/Executive Director, Chuck Long, honored Sara Schwendinger of Des Moines and Jim Schon of Glidden, the Marty McHone Iowa Games Female and Male Athlete of the Year Awards during a reception at Terrace Hill in Des Moines on Monday, September 18.   Sara Schwedinger, Track & Field Schwendinger, a Wisconsin native now living … Continued

Grinnell Mutual Named Iowa Games Presenting Sponsor

AMES, Iowa – September 7, 2017 – The Iowa Sports Foundation announced today a new, multi-year agreement with Grinnell Mutual as the presenting sponsor of the Iowa Games. Grinnell Mutual President and Chief Executive Officer Larry Jansen commented, “We are excited to join the Iowa Sports Foundation in bringing sports and recreational activities to thousands of … Continued

Kyven Gadson to Headline Iowa Games Opening Ceremony

The 2017 Summer Iowa Games will officially kick-off on Friday, July 14 at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. The Opening Ceremony will feature former Iowa State Cyclone wrestler and 2015 NCAA Wrestling Champion, Kyven Gadson, as the keynote speaker. “We have a great line-up of entertainment and activities throughout the evening,” commented Chuck Long, CEO … Continued

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