Iowa Sports Foundation
  • Iowa Games
  • Live Healthy Iowa
  • Adaptive Sports Iowa
  • Iowa Senior Games
  • Des Moines Corporate Games

Our Vision

To be the statewide leader in providing opportunities for all Iowans to live a healthier lifestyle by motivating, encouraging and supporting lifelong wellbeing through sports, recreation, and competition.

Our Mission

The Iowa Sports Foundation (ISF) mission is to provide sports, recreation, health and wellness opportunities for Iowans of all abilities.

What is the Iowa Sports Foundation?

The ISF is comprised of the Iowa Games, Live Healthy Iowa, Adaptive Sports Iowa, Iowa Senior Games and the Iowa Corporate Games.

Our board of directors is made up of former governors and athletic and corporate leaders from around the state. Corporate sponsorships, donations, grants and entry fees provide the major source of funding for the ISF. The ISF does not rely on any state or federal funding.

The Iowa Sports Foundation Team

Iowa Sports Foundation Staff

Front (L to R): Kylie Brandt, Nicole Kennedy, Matt Beatty, Hannah Lundeen
Back (L to R): Cory Kennedy, Kyle Wagner, Chuck Long, Katie Kramer, Dan Beitelspacher

Board of Directors


Jess Vilsack, Chair

Chris Verlengia, President

Michael Bousselot, Vice President

Lynn Walz, Treasurer

Julie Middleswart, Secretary

William Vernon, Chairman Emeritus


Barb Baker

Jim Baker

Gary Barta

Jean Berger

Blake Boldon

Rob Bradley

Sara Craig Gongol

Tony Dickinson

Vicky Foresman

Tim Grabinski

Norman Granger

Brian Hardin

Dave Harris

John Hartung

Matt Hofmeyer

Todd M. Jacobus

Steven Jordison

Nate Kaeding

Tom Keating

Jackie Kleppe

Dave Lubbers

Jamie Pollard

Steve Purcell

Kelly Visser

Brad Waller

Jenny Wood