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Ames, IA - Registration is now open for the 2014 Summer Iowa Games powered by the Iowa Food & Family Project. Visit to register online and view the complete list of sports.

The 2014 Summer Iowa Games will hold competitions in 64 sports, highlighting more than 15,000 athletes from all of Iowa's 99 counties. The Games provide opportunities for athletes of all ages and abilities to experience the thrill of great performances and the satisfaction of doing their best.

"We are excited to host the 28th annual Summer Iowa Games in Ames and surrounding communities," said Kim Abels, Sports and Special Events Director. "The support we have received from our sponsors, athletes and volunteers makes this Iowa's premier sports festival. With the addition of four new sports, there are opportunities for all Iowans to be active, have fun and participate in the Olympic-style festival."

The majority of competitions take place during the last three weekends of July, with the main weekend being July 17-July 20. To add to the excitement, four new sports have been introduced. Dekhockey, kubb, shooting-black powder and roller derby are all new sports being featured this summer. The Games continue to provide a variety of sports to fit the interests of all Iowans.

On Friday, July 18, the 2014 Summer Iowa Games powered by the Iowa Food & Family Project will officially kickoff with the Athlete Jamboree followed by the Opening Ceremony at Jack Trice Stadium, with Harrison Barnes as the keynote speaker. The city of Ames will host many of the sports throughout the month of July.

For more information and registration for the 2014 Summer Iowa Games powered by the Iowa Food & Family Project, visit


The mission of the Iowa Games is to provide sports and recreation opportunities for all Iowans through Olympic-style festivals, events and programs.

The Iowa Games is a department of the Iowa Sports Foundation. The Iowa Sports Foundation is a nonprofit sports management organization that helps develop amateur sports in Iowa and promote positive lifestyles and physical fitness through athletic events and health education initiatives.

The Iowa Food & Family Project proudly powers the Iowa Games and supports Live Healthy Iowa. It encourages Iowans interested in health and wellness to participate in discussions and activities that increase their confidence about how food is grown and trust in the farmers who grow it. Because the more we know, the more we grow! Feed your curiosity at

Cory Kennedy
Iowa Sports Foundation
888-777-8881 ext. 106




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