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.

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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Kevin Bourke

Kevin Bourke,Chief Operating Officer

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Cory Kennedy

Cory Kennedy,Marketing & Communications Director

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Matt Beatty

Matt Beatty,Iowa Senior Games Director | Des Moines Corporate Games Director

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Katie Kramer

Katie Kramer,Iowa Games Director

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Megan Hansen

Megan Hansen,Assistant Sports Director

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