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OCT 2019 - SEPT 2020

LETTER FROM THE CEO


I always look forward to sharing our year-end report
because it allows us to celebrate the victories and also
evaluate how we can improve for the coming year. As we
all know, the last seven months have been challenging, to
say the least, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It hasn’t been
easy; however, I am so proud of the way our organization
(staff, board, and volunteers) has adapted to all of the
changes that had to be implemented in order to continue
our mission. Even with all of the day-to-day operational
changes, our staff put the foundation first. Through working
remotely, implementing in-office and event location
virus mitigation protocols, and finding ways to cut costs
(including salary reductions), our staff did an exceptional job
of adjusting to the new normal and keeping the Iowa Sports
Foundation in great shape for the future!

When the pandemic hit in mid-March, it challenged us to re-think how we have traditionally
done things and to expand our way of thinking regarding our programs, events and challenges.
For example, we transitioned to virtual events such as swimming and track and field for the
Summer Iowa Games. The few in-person events that we were able to host were successful
due to all of the mitigation strategies that we implemented to avoid community spread. The
health and safety of our participants and staff have been at the forefront in all decision-
making. Despite all the challenges due to COVID-19, we were able to touch 170,000+ lives and
continue our mission.

The pandemic has taken a toll on millions of small businesses and non-profits throughout our
country and the world. We are so grateful to all our sponsors, donors, supporters, participants,
and volunteers who didn’t waiver in their commitment to the ISF and our programs. Many of
our sponsors maintained their level of support, with two increasing support, to help us through
this challenging time.

In closing, I’d like to share one of my favorite quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson that was
shared with me years ago by one of my mentors: “Unless you try to do something beyond
what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” To me, this is the very essence of our
organization. We continue to rise to the occasion each year—regardless of things that are out
of our control— in order to continue our 30+ year legacy of providing sports, recreation, health
and wellness opportunities for Iowans of all abilities!

Thank you and stay healthy!

Chuck Long
CEO/Executive Director
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WHO WE ARE
The Iowa Games, a statewide Olympic-style competition, is the most well-known
of the Iowa Sports Foundation events. The Iowa Games started as a one-
weekend effort in 1987 and now has grown to more than 50 sports and events,
hosting participants from all corners of the state.
• Over 220 teams represented
• More than 25 Iowa communities hosted Iowa Games events
• 90 of 99 Iowa counties represented

Live Healthy Iowa (LHI) began in 2002 as a friendly competition encouraging


Iowans to “Lighten Up” and adopt healthier lifestyles. Since its creation, LHI
has provided healthy challenges and events to individuals, families, schools,
businesses, and communities across the state.
• All 99 Iowa counties represented
• Over 25 million minutes of activity reported
• Over 300 schools and youth organizations participated

The Iowa Sports Foundation is in its tenth year of building the Adaptive Sports
Iowa (ASI) program. ASI’s mission is to provide statewide leadership in the
planning, promotion, education and organization of sports and recreational
activities for Iowans with physical and vision disabilities.
• 26 cyclists and staff participated on the ASI Cycling Team presented by Iowa
Farm Bureau group rides throughout central Iowa.
• 30 athletes with disabilities participated in the Winter Ski Experience
• Weekly wheelchair basketball program
• The 2020 Adaptive Sports Iowa Golf Classic played host to 28 individuals

The Iowa Senior Games, developed to promote life-long health and wellness,
offers several Olympic-style competitions for Iowans age 50 and over.
• Over 800 medals awarded in nearly 100 events
• Iowa is a qualifying event for the National Senior Games
• More than 440 athletes participated in 2020
• Events are offered in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Quad Cities, and West Des
Moines

The Iowa Sports Foundation (ISF) introduced the Des Moines Corporate Games
in 2016 and Corridor Corporate Games (Cedar Rapids/Iowa City) in 2019. The
Corporate Games is a company-based competition that enables and supports
teamwork, company pride, and corporate wellness through healthy competition.
• Over 100 companies took part in the Corporate Games
• Over 30 sports, recreational activities and challenges were held
• More than 17,000 employees participated
• Over 3,000 units of blood donated through the Corporate Games
blood donation challenge

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IOWA SPORTS FOUNDATION FACTS

• The only organization in the country to host Summer Games,


Winter Games, Senior Games and Corporate Games
• The Iowa Games hosts competitions in more cities
throughout the state than any other state games
• The Corporate Games are amongst the fastest growing
Corporate Games in the country
• Live Healthy Iowa is the largest statewide wellness
initiative in the country
• Adaptive Sports Iowa is the statewide leader in sports
and recreation programming for physically disabled Iowans
• Iowa Sports Foundation has participation in all of Iowa’s 99 counties
• Iowa Sports Foundation hosts events in more than 60 communities

IOWA SPORTS FOUNDATION PARTICIPATION HISTORY

2020 174,210

2010 166,393

2000 22,692

1990 15,139

LONG-TERM THINKING FOR LONG-TERM HEALTH


From wheelchair basketball to volleyball, from children’s archery to a 92-year-old track & field
participant, the Iowa Games and our affiliated events have provided sports, recreation, health
and wellness opportunities to Iowans of all abilities—for over 30 years.

Our most well-known brand is the Iowa Games, but it is the 32-member board of the Iowa
Sports Foundation that powers the programs, events and challenges that attract thousands of
participants every year.

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LEADERSHIP
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair: Jess Vilsack
President: Chris Verlengia
Vice President: Michael Bousselot
Treasurer: Lynn Walz
Secretary: Julie Middleswart
Chairman Emeritus: William Vernon

MEMBERS
Barb Baker John Hartung
Jim Baker Matt Hofmeyer
Gary Barta Todd M. Jacobus
Jean Berger Steven Jordison
Blake Boldon Nate Kaeding
Rob Bradley Tom Keating
Sara Craig Gongol Jackie Kleppe
Tony Dickinson Dave Lubbers
Vicky Foresman Jamie Pollard
Tim Grabinski Steve Purcell
Norman Granger Kelly Visser
Brian Hardin Brad Waller
Dave Harris Jenny Wood

IOWA SPORTS FOUNDATION TEAM


Chuck Long, CEO/Executive Director
Matt Beatty, Chief Operating Officer

Dan Beitelspacher, Assistant Sports Director


Kylie Brandt, Assistant Sports Director
Cory Kennedy, Marketing Director
Nicole Kennedy, Director of Health & Wellness Initiatives
Katie Kramer, Director of Sports and Competitions
Hannah Lundeen, Assistant Sports Director
Kyle Wagner, Assistant Director of Health & Wellness Initiatives
Sarah Walljasper, Administrative Assistant

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PARTICIPATION MAP
Lyon Osceola Dickinson Emmet Winnebago Worth Howard
12 Mitchell
554 109 1,494 395 21 Allamakee
1,235 1,603 Winneshiek
64 506
Kossuth
Sioux 901
O’Brien Clay Palo Alto Hancock Cerro Gordo
893 Floyd Chickasaw
744 408 581 47 1,298 492 311
Fayette Clayton

Bremer 548 316


Plymouth Humboldt
Cherokee Buena Vista Pocahontas Wright Franklin Butler
318 1,195 1,050 1,394
2,627 677 981 1,571 537

Delaware Dubuque
Black Hawk Buchanan
Webster Grundy 1,419 537 3,543
Woodbury Ida Sac Calhoun Hamilton Hardin 4,130
9,632 1,002 1,297 620
1,130 1,231 1,511 1,911
Jackson
Jones 574
Tama Benton Linn 577
Monona Crawford Carroll Greene Boone Story Marshall 818 5,356
721 215
298 425 947 986 2,602 3,605
Clinton
1,497
Cedar
Harrison Shelby Iowa
409
Audubon Guthrie Dallas Polk Jasper Poweshiek Johnson
958 563 660 813 7,338 2,088 1,158 593 7,520
Scott
34,678 6,217
Muscatine
1,559
Pottawattamie Cass Adair Madison Warren Marion Mahaska Keokuk Washington
10,107 1,691 681 597 379 3,015 746 39 1,846 Louisa
615

Mills Montgomery Adams Union Clarke Lucas Monroe Wapello Jefferson


Henry
32 758 225 43 666 105 1,321 979 773 Des Moines
2,683
386

Fremont Page Taylor Ringgold Wayne Appanoose Davis Van Buren


Decatur
1,577 466 522 6 1,051 274 906 36 526 Lee
957

STATEWIDE PROGRAMS, EVENTS & CHALLENGES

The Iowa Sports Foundation


(ISF) programs, events
and challenges truly reach
all corners of the state. In
2020, the ISF hosted events
in 62 Iowa communities.

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2019-2020 PARTICIPATION

IOWA GAMES presented by Grinnell Mutual


Net Fest Basketball......................................................................................................................752
Net Fest Hockey...........................................................................................................................141
Summer Iowa Games................................................................................................................2,361
Winter Iowa Games...................................................................................................................4,208

IOWA CORPORATE GAMES


Corridor Corporate Games........................................................................................................3,998
Des Moines Corporate Games................................................................................................13,770

IOWA SENIOR GAMES


Eastern Iowa Senior Challenge...................................................................................................... 0*
Wester Iowa Senior Challenge....................................................................................................... 0*
Summer Iowa Senior Games.......................................................................................................299
Winter Iowa Senior Games presented by Health Alliance............................................................261

LIVE HEALTHY IOWA


10 Week Wellness Challenge proudly sponsored by Iowa Food & Family Project...................7,380
Burst Your Thirst Challenge.......................................................................................................4,544
Live Healthy Iowa 5K...................................................................................................................... 0*
Strut Your Pup Challenge.............................................................................................................256
The Next Step Challenge..........................................................................................................1,314

LIVE HEALTHY IOWA KIDS


Fall Fitness Day.....................................................................................................................133,293
Go The Distance May sponsored by GreenState Credit Union................................................1,102
Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Championships sponsored by Spahn & Rose................................ 0*

ADAPTIVE SPORTS IOWA**


Beep Baseball..................................................................................................................................6
Community Education (Iowa State Fair, school assemblies, etc.)...............................................226
Adaptive Sports Iowa Cycling Team presented by Iowa Farm Bureau..........................................26
Goalball.......................................................................................................................................... 0*
Adaptive Sports Iowa Golf Classic.................................................................................................28
Sled Hockey...................................................................................................................................32
Track and Field............................................................................................................................... 0*
Wheelchair Basketball..................................................................................................................183
Winter Ski Experience....................................................................................................................30

TOTAL ISF PARTICIPATION............................................... 174,210


*Program, event, or challenge cancelled due to COVID-19
**Adaptive Sports Iowa numbers are reported based upon program visits

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FOCUS
To provide sports and
recreation opportunities for all
Iowans through Olympic-style
festivals, events and programs.

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COLETTE SCOTT • Lake View, Iowa
How long have you been involved with the Iowa Games?

I have participated in the Summer Iowa Games for at least 20 years since the triathlon began near Ogden. My
husband, Jim Scott, and I both competed in the triathlon.

What is your favorite part about being involved with the Iowa Games?

The Iowa Games encourages regular physical activity and goal-setting looking forward to competitions. It is
also great fun to connect with other competitors both at the events and while training.

How has the Iowa Games made an IMPACT on your life?

Some of my best and dearest friends are fellow Iowa Masters Swimmers that I trained with in Sioux Center
at the All Seasons Center pool. We were constant companions who become great friends and still push one
another to show up and put in a tough workout. Swimming was wonderful for me to come back from two total
knee replacements in the last three years. Also, my Mom, Bette Wieland Wassom, swam her entire life well
into her nineties. Part of keeping fit is my legacy to her and how she valued keeping healthy and to never
stop moving.

Summer Iowa Games


Although many Summer Iowa Games events were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 20 events were
held with a total of 2,361 participants. Most events were held in the Ames and Des Moines areas. For the first
time, swimming and track were held virtually. Even though they couldn’t compete in person, all athletes were
appreciative for the opportunity to still participant in a sport they enjoy.

Winter Iowa Games


The 2020 Winter Iowa Games was a great success with 4,208 participants. Light Saber was an added event,
along with a new Archery NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) site in Ottumwa. Indoor Soccer
continues to grow as it increased by nine teams from 2019 to 2020. The majority of events were held in Dubuque
and Iowa City while numerous other communities hosted smaller events. Events took place from December –
February.

Iowa Games Net Fest Basketball & Ice Hockey


Iowa Games partnered once again with the Iowa Wild to host the Net Fest Hockey event at Wells Fargo Arena
in Des Moines. Thirteen teams participated for a total of 141 participants. Net Fest Basketball continues to stay
steady as 74 teams participated for a total of 752 participants. This event takes place at Lied Recreation Center
on the campus of Iowa State University. Both events took place in November.
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FOCUS
To provide health and wellness
opportunities to educate and
motivate all Iowans to live a
healthy lifestyle.

Photo courtesy of
Joseph L. Murphy
Iowa Soybean Association
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POLLY NILLES • Humboldt, Iowa
How long have you been involved with Live Healthy Iowa?

I have been taking part in the Live Healthy Iowa 10 Week Wellness Challenge
nearly as long as it’s been around! In January 2018, I upgraded to a smart
phone and decided to check out all four of the challenges that year.

What is your favorite part about being involved with Live Healthy Iowa?

My favorite challenge is Strut Your Pup. I have a dog, Dexter, a greyhound/


lab mix, who has to be walked for everything. With every challenge, I enjoy
the leaderboard and seeing how I stack up against the competition. I’m pretty
competitive so I’m always shooting for the top 25! Dexter doesn’t seem to mind my competitive nature during
the challenge and we enjoy doing it together.

How has Live Healthy Iowa made an IMPACT on your life?

I think it’s a great health initiative! Live Healthy Iowa gives me the opportunity to challenge myself through the
events that are offered. Each year, I take part in three of the four challenges and I plan to continue doing so as
long as Live Healthy Iowa is offering opportunities!

LIVE HEALTHY IOWA IOWA CHALLENGES & EVENTS


ADULT CHALLENGES & EVENTS
10 Week Wellness Challenge
More than 7,300 participants from all 99 counties took the 2020 10 Week Wellness Challenge to start the New
Year off right. The team-based activity and weight loss challenge encouraged participants to get active through
the simple, affordable, and fun competition. Participants received a T-shirt, weekly motivational tips, access
to healthy resources, opportunities to win prizes, discount registration for LHI 5K events and a complimentary
subscription to Iowa Food & Family Project’s Fresh Pickings magazine.

Strut Your Pup Challenge


Live Healthy Iowa offered a unique opportunity for Iowans to team up with a canine companion and get moving.
More than 250 participants, and their four-legged friends, tracked and reported their minutes walking, running or
actively playing throughout the six-week challenge.

Burst Your Thirst Challenge


Summer is the perfect time to encourage Iowans to stay hydrated and active. In 2020, more than 4,500
participants joined Live Healthy Iowa’s Burst Your Thirst Challenge, tracking water consumption and activity
minutes over the six-week challenge period. LHI partnered with the Des Moines Corporate Games and Corridor
Corporate Games to include the Burst Your Thirst Challenge as a healthy event for participating companies.

The Next Step Challenge


Nearly 1,200 Iowans took steps to a healthier life through The Next Step Challenge. The six-week friendly
competition encouraged participants to step up their physical activity routine and move more each day.

YOUTH CHALLENGES & EVENTS


Fall Fitness Day & Go The Distance May
In October 2019, 133,293 kids participated in Fall Fitness Day (FFD) held in collaboration with the annual
Healthiest State Walk. Throughout May 2020, 1,102 Iowans of all ages participated in Go The Distance May
(GTDM). Both events encourage schools and youth organizations to get kids active and promote the importance
of physical activity in a healthy lifestyle. Due to the pandemic, GTDM was open for all Iowans to take part in a
safe, socially-distant manner.
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FOCUS
To provide statewide leadership
in the planning, promotion,
education, and organization
of sports and recreation
opportunities for Iowans with
physical disabilities.

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EMILY MEDINA • West Des Moines, Iowa
How long have you been involved with Adaptive Sports Iowa?

I got involved with ASI when I went to the 2013 Adaptive Recreation Expo at Raccoon Valley Park in West Des
Moines. I met Mike Boone and talked about participating on the RAGBRAI team.

What is your favorite part about being involved with Adaptive Sports Iowa?

One of my favorite parts is being able to be on a team and participate in a physical sport and not feel as
though I am a hindrance or going to be excluded. Another thing that I was not expecting, but I love, is the
feeling that we are all so close and have immediate understanding for each other.

How has Adaptive Sports Iowa made an IMPACT on your life?

When I am biking, I almost have the sense of freedom that I can go anywhere, that my disability is not holding
me back anymore. I also feel that I have more confidence in myself and the things that I can do. Adaptive
Sports Iowa has made such a great impact in my life, I can not even imagine not having it be a part my life.

ADAPTIVE SPORTS IOWA EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES


COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITIES COMMUNITY AWARENESS
Beep Baseball Adaptive Sports on the Grand Concourse
Track and Field Community Education Events
Wheelchair Basketball Adaptive Sports and Recreation Summit
Veteran Airgun Program
FUNDRAISING
RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Iowa Wild Split-the-Pot
Adaptive Sports Iowa Cycling Team $10,000 Raffle
presented by Iowa Farm Bureau Adaptive Sports Iowa Trivia Night
Goalball presented by NCMIC
Sled Hockey Adaptive Sports Iowa Golf Classic
Winter Ski Experience

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FOCUS
To promote wellness and
healthy living for adults age 50
and above, by hosting athletic,
recreational, and socially
interactive competitions.

Iowa Senior Games


Nearly 500 seniors participated in the multi-sport festival. For over 30 years, the featured statewide
event has successfully been hosted in West Des Moines and surrounding communities.

In 2020, the regional events historically held in Cedar Rapids and the Quad Cities, unfortunately, were
cancelled. The goal of the regional model is to increase awareness and participation among the 50 and
over population in Iowa and surrounding states.

Winter Iowa Senior Games


The fourth annual Winter Iowa Senior Games, held in December in the Quad Cities, featured 261
athletes competing in six sports.

Summer Iowa Senior Games


The event’s main weekend in June was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In July, it was
determined the event could be held with modifications and new dates were set in August. Even with
the postponement, the event had 227 athletes in the nine sports and skill contests able to be held.

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RON PETERSON • Waukee, Iowa
How long have you been involved with the Iowa Senior Games?

I have participated in the Iowa Senior Games since 1996, making this my 25th consecutive year of
competition. Initially, I entered about 10 events each year in the Iowa Senior Games, but through the years
I tried new sports and now compete in at least 25 events each year. I also served on the Board of Directors
of the Iowa Senior Olympics for 10 years (1993 - 2013). I have also competed in the Iowa Games for about
30 years, mainly in basketball shooting and track and field. Between the Iowa Senior Games and the Iowa
Games, I have won over 500 medals, over 300 of which are gold. In all Senior Games competitions throughout
the Midwest and Florida, I have won over 1,100 medals, including 17 national championships (10 in individual
events and seven with my senior, slow-pitch softball team).

What is your favorite part about being involved with the Iowa Senior Games?

My favorite part of the Iowa Senior Games is the many friendships that I’ve made with other competitors.
By competing in a number of events, I have had the opportunity to meet new people and socialize with old
friends as we update each other on our lives. I also make it a point to encourage others to try new
events. Some of my best friends are also my toughest competitors, but we have great respect and admiration
for each other, and encourage each other to do well. If not for the Iowa Senior Games, I probably would never
have met most of them. Winning medals is fun, but “winning” friends is the best reward.

How has Iowa Senior Games made an IMPACT on your life?

The major impact from the Iowa Senior Games is that it has provided me with incentive to workout and stay
in shape year round. I do wind sprints, lift weights, ride my bicycle and practice different sports each week
in an effort to maintain my physical health and slow the aging process. I really look forward to the annual
competitions that the Iowa Senior Games provides, including the regional competitions, and am always
curious to see how my current year results compare to prior years. And very importantly, our state games help
me prepare for national competitions.

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FOCUS
To promote and support
teamwork, company pride,
and corporate wellness
through healthy competition.

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LISA BARNETT • Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
YAY for the Des Moines Corporate Games! I love how this annual event gets me out of my daily routine, out of
my comfort zone, and out of my chair!

This year was meaningful. Many of us had not seen each other since we began working from home due to
COVID-19, and connecting virtually had begun to lose its appeal. I signed up for everything I could!

As a member of the FHLB Des Moines planning committee for Des Moines Corporate Games, I helped
encourage participation and helped employees get signed up for events. I also pitched in when we needed a
last-minute participant for an event – that resulted in taking part in so many fun activities that I wouldn’t have
considered otherwise.

For example, golf and disc golf. We needed two players for the women’s golf team and the women’s disc golf
team. I signed up for both and encouraged my co-workers to do the same – my disc golf partner had never
played either. We went in with the mindset that we weren’t going to win, but we’d get points for the team and
probably have a little fun. We took 3rd Place in disc golf and 2nd Place in golf and had a blast!

Then came track and field. On this day, I was only planning to help my co-workers record their times for the
events and take pictures. I was encouraged to just try the shot put (Throw a Can edition) and standing long
jump as we needed more participation in all age groups. So I did it. And guess what? I took home 2nd Place
in the Throw a Can Shot Put and 3rd Place in the Standing Long Jump!

When I was asked to write about my success this year in the Des Moines Corporate Games, I knew I wasn’t
writing MY success story, but rather the success of TEAMWORK and the impact it had on all of us. Many of us
experienced many new firsts along the way, and I feel supported and encouraged by my team for supporting
my efforts and cheering me on. I am so proud of ALL of us!

Des Moines Corporate Games


The 5th annual Des Moines Corporate Games was held throughout June and July. The event featured
73 companies and 13,770 athletes competing in 37 sports and events. Companies earned points for
participation, placing, and volunteering. Corporate Cups were presented to the top companies in each
division during a virtual award ceremony (Due to COVID-19). Separate awards were presented to the winners
of the Blood Donation Challenge and Meals from the Heartland Challenge.

Corridor Corporate Games


The second annual Corridor Corporate Games was held throughout May, June and July. The event featured 31
companies and 3,998 athletes competing in 31 sports and events. Companies earned points for participation,
placing, and volunteering. Corporate Cups were presented to the top companies in each division during a
virtual award ceremony (Due to COVID-19). Separate awards were presented to the winners of the Blood
Donation Challenge and Meals from the Heartland Challenge.

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AWARDS & RECOGNITION

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AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship


In honor of former ISU basketball player Brian Pearson, who died of brain cancer in 1997, the Iowa Games
began awarding the Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship in 1998. Each year, the Iowa Games awards a
$1,000 scholarship to one female and one male who exemplify the spirit of Brian Pearson.

2020 Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship female recipient: Meredith Harter, Nevada
2020 Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship male recipient: Adam Fillipi, Anthon

Iowa Games Official of the Year


The Iowa Games relies heavily on its sports officials. In most cases, officials receive minimal reimbursement,
but continue to come back year after year to the Iowa Games because of the tradition.

2020 Winter Iowa Games Official of the Year: Tony Rink, Indoor Soccer

Iowa Games Volunteer of the Year


This award was designed to reward our volunteers and give them the praise and recognition they deserve
for effortlessly giving their time and talents year after year. For many of our volunteers, it is the feeling of
accomplishment, sharing in others’ success, or just having fun that keeps them returning.

2020 Winter Iowa Games Volunteers of the Year: Steve Jordison and Paul Swofford, Volleyball

Character Counts! Coach of the Year


The Character Counts! Coach of the Year award, sponsored by The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center and
the Iowa Games, is awarded to a coach who displays great character traits in the school and community.
The award is presented by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) at the girl’s state basketball
tournament brunch and the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA} at the boy’s state basketball
tournament.

2020 IHSAA recipient: Matt Miller, Fort Dodge High School


2020 IGHSAU recipient: Kent Johnson, Akron-Westfield High School

Iowa Senior Games Hall of Fame


The Iowa Senior Games Hall of Fame was established in 2006 (the 20th anniversary of the Iowa Senior
Games) to recognize and honor outstanding athletic performances by our senior athletes, as well as
outstanding contributions made to the success of the Iowa Senior Games by athletes, board members, and
volunteers.

2020 Hall of Fame Inductees:


Cinday Hauber, Ames
Mick Barry, Ankeny

Jim Hallihan Sportsmanship Award


The Iowa Games encourages all Iowans to practice sportsmanship, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility,
fairness, caring and citizenship, while striving to be a champion on and off the field of play. In 2015,
the award was renamed to the Jim Hallihan Sportsmanship Award, in honor of the former Iowa Sports
Foundation Executive Director.

In 2020, over 40 teams received the Jim Hallihan Sportsmanship Award.

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REVENUES & EXPENSES
4% 1%
DONATIONS GRANTS &
ROYALTIES
9%
FUNDRAISING

TOTAL REVENUE FOR


IOWA SPORTS FOUNDATION EVENTS

45%
SPONSORSHIPS

41%
ENTRY FEES

12%
PROMOTIONAL
TOTAL EXPENSE FOR
IOWA SPORTS FOUNDATION EVENTS

23%
PROGRAM
OPERATIONS

65%
GENERAL &
ADMINISTRATIVE

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SPONSORS & CONTRIBUTORS
PRESENTING IOWA GAMES SPONSOR Transamerica
Grinnell Mutual Ken & Kathy Waller
UnitedHealthcare
PROUD LIVE HEALTHY IOWA SPONSOR
Iowa Food & Family Project $1,000-$2,499
Absolute Concrete
IOWA GAMES GOLD SPONSORS Ames Rotary Club
Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau BKD CPAs & Advisors
Hy-Vee Eide Bailly
Iowa State University Eye Care of Iowa
Mediacom Hawkeye Care Centers of Iowa
MidAmerican Energy IMT Insurance
Smart Honda Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union
University of Iowa Health Care Turner Construction
Wellmark
$500-$999
IOWA GAMES SILVER SPONSORS Markit Branding Solutions
Access Systems Vero Chiropractic
Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Bankers Trust $250-$499
Casey’s General Store Lundgren Family Chiropractic
EMC Insurance Companies
hibu $249 AND BELOW
Nyemaster Law Firm Edward Jones - Andy Leech
Hartung & Schroeder Law Office
IOWA GAMES BRONZE SPONSORS Iowa State Bank
Alliant Energy Midwest Heritage Bank
Hunziker & Associates Realtors Skunk River Cycles
Winnebago Industries
SPORT SPONSORS
IOWA GAMES CORPORATE SPONSORS Iowa Wild
Applied Art & Technology
The Des Moines Register IN-KIND & OTHER CONTRIBUTORS
Iowa Newspaper Association 3D Farms (Boone)
Mary Greeley Medical Center 3T’s All Star Sports Academy
WHO Radio Algona Recreation Department
AmericInn (Ames)
$6,000-$20,000 Ames Community Schools
City of West Des Moines Ames Figure Skating Club
Dubuque Convention & Visitors Bureau Ames Parks & Recreation
Dubuque Regional Sports Commission Ames Soccer Association
Iowa Farm Bureau Ankeny Parks & Recreation
NCMIC Belle Plaine Parks and Recreation
Pella Best Western Plus Hotel (Dubuque)
Principal Financial Group Best Western University Park Inn (Ames)
Prairie Meadows Bettendorf Parks & Recreation
Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. Boone County Hospital
Boone County Sheriff Department
$2,500-$5,999 Boone Police Department
Accura HealthCare Bowlmor Lanes (Davenport)
CIPCO Business Record
GreenState Credit Union Cedar Rapids Bowling Center
Health Alliance Medicare Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA
HealthPartners UnityPoint Health Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation
MHCS Cedar Rapids Washington School District
REG Cellular Advantage/US Cellular 21
SPONSORS & CONTRIBUTORS (CONT.)

Center For Active Seniors Grand Harbor Resort (Dubuque)


Centerville Community School District Grandstay Residential Suites (Ames)
Central Decatur Community School District Grundy County Memorial Hospital
Charles City Whitewater Park Hampton Inn & Suites (Ames)
Cherokee Parks & Recreation Hancock County Health System
Chick-Fil-A Hardin County Fairgrounds
City of Ames Hilton Garden Inn (Ames)
City of Ankeny Heartland Soles
City of Bondurant Holiday Inn (Ames)
City of Carroll Holiday Inn Downtown (Dubuque)
City of Charles City Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Dubuque)
City of Clinton Huxley Parks & Recreation
City of Des Moines Huxley Police Department
City of DeWitt Hy-Vee (Ames Locations)
City of Dubuque Hy-Vee (Dubuque Area Locations)
City of Glenwood Independence Parks & Recreation
City of Grundy Center Indianola Parks & Recreation
City of Hull Iowa Army National Guard
City of Iowa Falls Iowa Beef Industry Council
City of Monticello Iowa Black Powder Federation
City of Rock Rapids Iowa Bowhunters Association
Clarke University (Dubuque) Iowa Bowling Proprietors Association
Clear Creek Amana School District Iowa City Parks & Recreation
Clive Parks & Recreation Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Clive Running Festival Iowa Department of Public Health
Coe College Iowa Hawkeye Horseshoe Pitchers Association
Community Health Center of Fort Dodge Iowa High School Athletic Association
Community of Christ Iowa Junior PGA
Coralville Parks & Recreation Iowa Network Services
Coralville United Methodist Church Iowa Parks & Recreation Association
Corridor Business Journal Iowa Racquetball Association
Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation Iowa Soccer Association
Council Bluffs YMCA Iowa State University Extension & Outreach
Country Inn & Suites (Ames) Iowa Turkey Federation
Creston Community School District Iowa Western Community College
Days Inn (Ames) Jefferson Parks & Recreation
Decorah Parks & Recreation Jesup Community Schools
Denison Elementary Schools KDSM-Fox 17
Des Moines Area Community College Lewis Central Community Schools (Council Bluffs)
Des Moines Park and Recreation LifeServe Blood Center
Diving, Inc. Linn County Conservation
Doerder Brothers Live Stock (Boone) Loras College
Drake University Marion Parks & Recreation
Dubuque Chamber of Commerce Marshalltown Parks & Recreation
Dubuque Community Schools Mason City Parks & Recreation
Dubuque Telegraph Herald Meals from the Heartland
Eastern Iowa Figure Skating Club Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
EconoLodge (Ames) Montgomery County YMCA
Fairfield Inn (Ames) Mount Mercy University
Fairfield Parks & Recreation Nishna Valley YMCA
Finley Hospital (Dubuque) North Liberty Recreation
First Family Church (Ankeny) Norwalk Parks & Recreation
Forest City YMCA Osceola Parks & Recreation
Fox Engineering Oskaloosa Optimist Club
Game On Sports (Cedar Rapids) Ottumwa School District
22 Gateway Hotel & Conference Center (Ames) Peosta Community Centre
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Prairie’s Edge Nature Center
Quad Cities Senior Olympics
Quality Inn & Suites (Ames)
RAGBRAI©
Scott County YMCA
Sergeant Bluff Parks & Recreation
Seven Oaks Recreation (Boone)
Sibley Recreation Department
Sioux Center Health
Sioux Center Parks & Recreation
Sioux City Parks & Recreation
Sleep Inn & Suites (Ames)
Smash Park
South Suburban YMCA (Des Moines)
South Winneshiek Recreation Department
Spencer Family YMCA
Spirit Lake Noon Kiwanis
St. Luke’s Medical Center
Stonebridge Church (Cedar Rapids)
Sotry City Greater Chamber Connection
Story County Conservation
Story County Sheriff Department
Sundown Mountain Resort
Super 8 Motel (Dubuque)
Tipton Parks & Recreation
Translux • Fair-Play Scoreboards
Trophies Plus
Two Men and a Truck
UnityPoint Health
University of Dubuque
University of Iowa Recreation Services
Val Lanes (West Des Moines)
Vernon Company
Visit Quad Cities
Vinton Parks & Recreation
Waterloo Parks & Recreation
Waukee Community School District
Waukee Parks & Recreation
West Des Moines Community Schools
West Des Moines Parks & Recreation
Winneshiek Medical Center
William Penn University (Oskaloosa)
Willow Creek Golf Course
Winterset Parks & Recreation
YMCA of Greater Des Moines
YMCA of Northeast Iowa

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Igniting the competitive spirit of Iowans through sports, recreation and health