Events

DRAKE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS Bradley

March 5, 2015 - 7:00 pm at Drake University Knapp Center
2601 Forest Avenue

DRAKE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS Bradley

Orchard Place Spelling Bee 2015

March 5, 2015 - 8:30 pm at Wooly’s
504 East Locust St

www.orchardplace.org

Rowdiness, bribery and shenanigans are the name of this game! Register your team today to join in the fun of this crazy competition! Then bring your spelling skills…or just bring money to bribe the judges! Either way, you can win great prizes, raise money to help Orchard Place children…and have a whole lot of fun while doing it!

DRAKE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS Loyola

March 7, 2015 - 2:00 pm at Drake University Knapp Center
2601 Forest Avenue

DRAKE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS Loyola

Special Olympics Iowa Mid-Winter Tournament

March 14, 2015 - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm at University of Iowa
University of Iowa

Every year in March, nearly 1,000 athletes compete in basketball, basketball skills, powerlifting, gymnastics and cheerleading during the Mid-Winter Tournament at the University of Iowa Field House in Iowa City.  The evening before the tournament, a banquet and dance takes place at the Marriott.  Healthy Athlete programs are also held at the Field House during the competitions.

Special Olympics Iowa Ames Greek Polar Plunge

March 28, 2015 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at State Gym
Beyer Hall, Iowa State University

Plunge teams are recommended to register online. Teams of 10 or more are encouraged. You can recruit a team or be placed on one the day of the Plunge. Prize categories include best costume (individual and team), top individual fundraiser, top online fundraiser (as of Feb. 24) and top “chicken” fundraiser. A post party will be held immediately after the Plunge. Enjoy fun, food, drink, music, drawings and silent auction. Lunch can be purchased for spectators at registration for $5 ages 6+, 5 and under eat for free. The more money you raise, the more great Polar Plunge gear you can earn!

Wells Fargo vs San Antonio

March 28, 2015 - 12:30 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
233 Center Street

15th Annual AIDS Run/Walk

April 11, 2015 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue

Join us for the 15th Annual AIDS Walk/Run! This fun 1-mile walk or challenging 5K run winds through the beautiful campus of Des Moines University and the historic South of Grand neighborhood. The event is Saturday, April 11 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Pets, children and families of all ages are welcome on the route. There will be raffle items, face painting, Starbucks Coffee, entertainment from the Isiserettes Drum Corps, and educational and awareness activities along the race course.

Register for just $20 per person (includes a t-shirt!), and spread the word on Facebook!

Registration: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/PrimaryHealthCare/AIDSWalkRun15.html

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/853668404696685/

Please share this info with anyone who is interested in health and wellness, or who feels strongly about LGBT equality.All proceeds from the event will go to central Iowans living with HIV/AIDS.

Iowa Special Olympics Iowa City Polar Plunge

April 11, 2015 - 12:00 pm at Coralville Lake
Coralville Lake

Plunge teams are recommended to register online. Teams of 10 or more are encouraged. You can recruit a team or be placed on one the day of the Plunge. Prize categories include best costume (individual and team), top individual fundraiser, top online fundraiser (as of Feb. 24) and top “chicken” fundraiser. A post party will be held immediately after the Plunge. Enjoy fun, food, drink, music, drawings and silent auction. Lunch can be purchased for spectators at registration for $5 ages 6+, 5 and under eat for free. The more money you raise, the more great Polar Plunge gear you can earn!

Special Olympics Iowa Cedar Falls/Waterloo Polar Plunge

April 18, 2015 - 12:00 pm at George Wyth State Park
3659 Wyth Road

Plunge teams are recommended to register online. Teams of 10 or more are encouraged. You can recruit a team or be placed on one the day of the Plunge. Prize categories include best costume (individual and team), top individual fundraiser, top online fundraiser (as of Feb. 24) and top “chicken” fundraiser. A post party will be held immediately after the Plunge. Enjoy fun, food, drink, music, drawings and silent auction. Lunch can be purchased for spectators at registration for $5 ages 6+, 5 and under eat for free. The more money you raise, the more great Polar Plunge gear you can earn!

2015 YESS Duck Derby

May 2, 2015 - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Jordan Creek Town Center
101 Jordan Creek Pkwy

You won’t want to miss the quack-tacular 8th Annual YESS Duck Derby! The fun starts at Noon, when you and your friends and family can enjoy FREE entertainment, kids’ activities, and food samples from Jordan Creek-area restaurants.  At 2:00pm, thousands of yellow rubber ducks will race through the lake at Jordan Creek Town Center, all vying to cross the finish line first and be named Top Duck. You can adopt a duck (or a whole flock!) and cheer it on to victory and the chance to win fantastic prizes, including $10,000 cash!

Adopt your ducks here!

www.duckrace.com/desmoines

  • Adopt a Duck (1) – $5.00
  • Adopt a “Six Quack” (6) – $25.00
  • Adopt a “Quackers Dozen” (12) – $50.00
  • Adopt a “Flock” (25) – $100.00

All event proceeds benefit the hundreds of children and teens who find safety and shelter at YESS – Iowa’s largest (and still growing) youth shelter and family crisis center. You can learn more about the children and families that YESS serves by visiting www.yessiowa.org.

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