The 2015 Summer Iowa Games powered by the Iowa Food & Family Project will officially kick-off on Friday, July 17. Held at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, the Opening Ceremony will feature former Iowa State University and NFL quarterback, Seneca Wallace as the keynote speaker. The cost is free for athletes and coaches participating in the Summer Iowa Games; $5 for ages 13 and over; and $2 for ages 12 and under. All proceeds will benefit the Iowa Food Bank Association.
“We’re excited to welcome all athletes, coaches and spectators to this year’s Opening Ceremony and Athlete Jamboree,” says Chuck Long, CEO and Executive Director of the Iowa Sports Foundation. “We have a great line-up of events and activities for the evening and we invite everyone to come out and join us as we officially kick-off the 2015 Summer Iowa Games!”
The Ceremony will consist of a parade of athletes, entertaining performances, arrival of the torch, the lighting of the cauldron and conclude with a fireworks display. Iowa Games National Anthem Contest winner, the Sioux Center Christian Girls’ Choir, will be singing the “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Other performances and entertainment will include the Olate Dogs from America’s Got Talent, skydivers and fireworks.
Also included in the evening will be the presentation of the Official and Volunteer of the Year, as well as a $1,000 scholarship giveaway from the Iowa Games and Subway.
Prior to the Opening Ceremony is the Athlete Jamboree, which will feature the Food & Family Fair presented by the Iowa Food & Family Project, activity zones, entertainment and more. Seneca Wallace will also be signing autographs at the Athlete Jamboree from 6-7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public from 5-7:30 p.m.
Opening Ceremony tickets will be available for purchase at the Athlete Jamboree in parking lot S6 east of Jack Trice Stadium. For complete details and Iowa Games event information, visit www.iowagames.org. Don’t miss your chance to be part of Iowa’s largest amateur sports festival.