Iowa Games

The Iowa Games provides sports and recreation opportunities for Iowans of all ages and abilities through Olympic-style festivals, events and programs. 


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.


Now, the Iowa Games hosts both the Summer Iowa Games and Winter Iowa Games each year. Over 40 sports are offered during the Summer Iowa Games in July each year, and all Iowans are eligible to compete!


Your gift will go toward this initiative to give Iowans of all ages and abilities the opportunity to compete in sports. If you are able, please consider making a donation today. Gifts of any size truly make a difference in our communities.


Organized by Iowa Sports Foundation
501(c)(3) Public Charity · EIN 42-1278326
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