Saturday, January 18th

Iowa Wild hockey game

12:35 pm – 3:35 pm

Join Mentor Iowa at Wells Fargo Arena to watch the Iowa Wild take the ice.  Participants will receive a ticket to the game, food voucher and get their own Iowa Wild hat.

Sponsor:  QuikTrip



Sunday, February 16th

Des Moines Art Center

Time:  Noon

Mentor Iowa participants will conduct an art activity and take a tour of the Des Moines Art Center.

Sponsor:  Des Moines Art Center


Saturday, February 22nd

Blue Man Group performance

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Mentor Iowa will watch the Blue Man Group amaze us with their unique skills and performing arts at the Civic Center.

Sponsor:  Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa



Iowa Energy Basketball Game

Date:  Saturday, March 22nd

Time:  7:00 PM

We will go to Wells Fargo Arena to watch the Iowa Energy take the court.  A meal will be provided.

Sponsor:  QuikTrip



America’s Incredible Pizza Company

Date:  Saturday, April 5th

Time:  11 am – 1 pm

Mentor Iowa participants will receive a game card good for games and special attractions.  A buffet will be included as well.

Sponsor:  Polk County Board of Supervisors



Iowa Cubs

Date:  Friday, May 16th

Game time:  7:05 pm

Come watch the Iowa Cubs in action.  Along with your ticket, we will provide a meal and a souvenir at the stadium.  Free fireworks will take place after the game.

Sponsor:  Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa



West Grand Golf

Date:  Saturday, June 28th

Time:  11 am – 1 pm

We will go to West Grand Golf for our annual mini-golf outing.  Mentor Iowa participants will receive a free round of mini-golf and lunch.  After everyone is done mini-golfing, all mentees will receive an award for their efforts on the links.

Sponsor:  Ernst & Young LLC



Iowa Speedway race

Date:  Saturday, July 12th

Time:  Race starts at 7:45 pm

We will go to the Iowa Speedway in Newton to watch the Iowa Corn 300 race on Saturday night presented by DEKALB, IndyCar Series.  A meal will also be provided to all paricipants.

Sponsor:  Iowa Speedway



Back to School Bash

Date:  Saturday,  August 16th

Time:  11 am

All Mentor Iowa mentees and their siblings will receive backpacks full of school supplies to start the year off on the right note.  We will have face painting, a bounce house and giveaways.  Lunch will be provided.

Sponsors:  Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa, Michael Krantz (Adventureland), Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Sue Hatling (Deck the Walls), Tim McCann (Deck the Walls), Jeff Badger, Meriwether Wilson and Co., Kohl’s, Parker Eggenburger, Happy Tails Doggy Daycare, Trish Miller, Brick Gentry P.C., Wells Fargo, Trilex, Big Green Umbrella Media, Inc., Ernst & Young, Elite Eye Care, Stepping Stone



Living History Farms

Date:  September


Match pairs can go to Living History Farms anytime during the month of September to visit Living History Farms.

Sponsor:  Sammons Retirement Solutions



Howell’s Pumpkin Patch – 3145 Howell Ct, Cumming, IA  50061

Date:  Saturday, October 25th

Time:  11 am – 1 pm

Younger mentees will have the opportunity to pick out their own pumpkin at Howell’s Pumpkin Patch in Cumming.

Sponsor:  Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa


Sleepy Hollow Haunted Scream Park – 4051 Dean Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50317

Date:  Weekends starting Sept. 10th – Nov. 1st

Time:  Park opens at 7 pm

Older mentees get to pick three different haunted houses to walk through with their mentor st Sleepy Hollow Sports Park.  The park opens at 7 pm and goes to 11:30 pm on Friday/Saturday and 9:30 pm on Thursday/Sunday.

Sponsor:  Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa



Val Lanes – 100 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines, IA  50265

Date:  Saturday, November 15th

Time:  11 am – 1 pm

We will enjoy 2 games of bowling.  Shoes, pizza and beverages will be provided.

Sponsor:  Principal Financial Group Foundation



Annual Holiday Party

Date:  Saturday, December 13th

Time:  11 am – 1:30 pm

Location:  Wallace Elementary, Johnston, Iowa

Sponsors:  Multiple Sponsors