2021 Summer Iowa Games Kicks Off with Virtual Opening Ceremony

[caption id="attachment_5343" align="alignright" width="300"] Andy Anderson was one of the first Iowans to climb the north side of Mount Everest.[/caption] The 2021 Summer Iowa Games presented by Grinnell Mutual are underway and will official kickoff the main weekend festivities with...

2021 Brian Pearson Scholarship Recipients Chosen

2021 Brian Pearson Scholarship Recipients Chosen
Ames and Bondurant Students Making an Impact Each year the Iowa Sports Foundation and Iowa Games chooses two recipients to receive the distinguished Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship, one male and one female. The scholarship, sponsored by the Orr, Kenyon and...

Iowa Games Triathlon Set For Sunday

Iowa Games Triathlon Set For Sunday
AMES, Iowa – July 8, 2020 – The 2020 Summer Iowa Games presented by Grinnell Mutual will host the annual triathlon and duathlon on Sunday, July 12 at Big Creek State Park near Polk City. Over 200 athletes are expected...

State Games of America Moved to 2022

Athletes from around the country to celebrate sports in Ames/Des Moines AMES, Iowa – June 26, 2020 – The Iowa Games, in collaboration with, Iowa State University, Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau and Catch Des Moines announced that the 2021...

2020 Brian Pearson Scholarship Recipients Chosen

2020 Brian Pearson Scholarship Recipients Chosen
Lawton-Bronson and Nevada Students Making an Impact AMES, Iowa – June 15, 2020 – 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...

Majority of Summer Iowa Games Cancelled for 2020

Majority of Summer Iowa Games Cancelled for 2020
AMES, Iowa – May 26, 2020  – Iowa Games officials announced today that the bulk of sports for the 2020 Summer Iowa Games presented by Grinnell Mutual in Ames and surrounding communities have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Due to...

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online During COVID-19

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought life to a screeching halt, particularly in the sports community. Competitions, practices, and in-person training sessions have been cancelled or postponed. While athletic teams are benched, many coaches are taking advantage of online tools to...

Iowa Games Awards 2019 Athletes of the Year

Iowa Games Awards 2019 Athletes of the Year
Iowa Games CEO/Executive Director, Chuck Long, honored Emily Feldkamp of Des Moines and Kevin Klingbeil of Estherville, the 2019 Marty McHone Iowa Games Female and Male Athlete of the Year Awards during a reception at Terrace Hill in Des Moines...

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...

Aaron Thomas to Speak at Iowa Games Opening Ceremony

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...

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