The Iowa Games is a non-for-profit organization that relies heavily on its volunteers, which includes its volunteer officials. In most cases, a volunteer receives a T-shirt, lunch and an occasional sign of gratitude from an athlete or spectator.

Many of our volunteers officiate all day long with no expectations of recognition or reimbursement. It is not uncommon to see a basketball, baseball, hockey or soccer official work more than 10 games during the course of the weekend.

This award is designed to reward our officials and give them the praise and recognition they deserve for generously giving their time, sweat and talents.

Official of the Year Winners

2015  Winter Chris Carmon
Larry Ward
2014  Winter Karl Schaper Basketball
  Summer Dennis Jones Road Race
2013 Winter Alan Stoltz Basketball
  Summer Royal Wentworth
(accepted by the Wentworth Family)
2012 Winter Jim Ingrham  Trapshooting
  Summer Fran Long Track & Field
2011 Winter James Ingrham Trapshooting
  Summer Dennis Payne Softball
2010 Winter Gerry Miller Basketball
  Summer Craig Fox Baseball
2009 Winter Dekker Pfab Soccer
  Summer Tim Christensen Baseball, Softball
2008 Winter Ken Tully Downhill Skiing
  Summer Roger & Nancy Thomas Basketball
2007 Winter Larry Ryan Soccer
  Summer Bob Wanemunde Basketball
2006 Winter Ray Mantsh Soccer
  Summer Ron Larmie Soccer
2005 Winter Dave Suther Basketball
  Summer Don Wall Cycling
2004 Winter Don Keller Soccer
  Summer Linda Lowinski Softball
2003 Winter  Adam Menning Soccer
  Summer Wolfgang Oesterreich  Road Race

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