The Iowa Games began in August of 1987 as a weekend event, featuring 16 sports and 7,104 participants (nearly a record number at that time for a first-year state games). For the first time, weekend athletes, school children and senior citizens could experience the thrill of great performances and satisfaction of doing their best in a statewide Olympic-style competition. The Iowa Games now hosts over 15,000 athletes a year in more than 50 sports.

Meet Our Team

The Iowa Sports Foundation is known for the Summer Iowa Games, which take place annually during July in Ames.

Chuck Long

Chuck Long,CEO/Executive Director

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Matt Beatty

Matt Beatty,Chief Operating Officer

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Cory Kennedy

Cory Kennedy,Marketing & Communications Director

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Katie Kramer

Katie Kramer,Iowa Games Director

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Dan Beitelspacher

Dan Beitelspacher,Assistant Sports Director

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Kylie Brandt

Kylie Brandt,Assistant Sports Director

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