Group Events


Sunday, January 15th

Iowa Energy basketball game at Wells Fargo Arena

4:00 pm start time

Description:  Join Mentor Iowa at Wells Fargo Arena as the Iowa Energy will take on the Greensboro Swarm.  All participants will receive a ticket to the game, a food voucher and be part of the fan tunnel before the game.

Sponsor:  QuikTrip


Sunday, January 29th

Des Moines Art Center

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Description:  Mentor Iowa participants will be doing an art activity in the art studios at the Des Moines Art Center.  We will also take a tour of the museum as well.  All participants will receive a meal before the art activity begins.

Sponsor:  Des Moines Art Center



Saturday, February 11th

The Sound of Music performance

Time:  2:00 PM

Description:  We will go to Civic Center of Des Moines to watch the Sound of Music performance.  All participants will receive a ticket to the performance.

Sponsor:  Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa



Sunday, March 12th

Iowa Energy basketball game

Time:  4:00 pm

Description:  We will watch the Iowa Energy take the court.  This is the Super Hero theme game and all mentees will receive their own super hero cape!  All participants will receive a ticket to the game and food/beverage stipend.

Sponsor:  Iowa Energy



Saturday, April 15th

Climb Iowa

Time:  10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Description:  We will go to Climb Iowa and participate in an awesome rock climbing experience.  Mentor Iowa will provide sack lunches to all participants after we are done climbing.

Sponsor:  QuikTrip



Friday, May 19th

Iowa Cubs baseball game

Time:  7:05 pm

Description:  We will go to Principal Park and watch the Iowa Cubs take the field.  All participants will receive a ticket, meal and a souvenir.  One lucky mentee will get to throw out the first pitch of the game.

Sponsor:  Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa



Saturday, June 17th

Iowa Barnstormers arena football game

Time:  7:00 pm

Description:  We will go to Wells Fargo Arena and watch the Iowa Barnstormers take on the Sioux Falls Storm in Arena Football action.  Everyone will receive a ticket to the game and a food voucher.

Sponsor:  Anonymous



Saturday, July 22nd

Blank Park Zoo

Time:  11:00 am

Description:  We will go to Blank Park Zoo and enjoy seeing the many animals in attendance.  We also will be able to see three animals up close and personal.  Everyone will receive a ticket to the zoo and receive a food voucher good at any food stand at the park.

Sponsor:  Anonymous



Saturday, August 12th

Back to School Bash – West Grand Golf

Time:  11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Description:  Mentor Iowa will be hosting our annual Back to School Bash at West Grand Golf.  Every mentee and their siblings will receive their own backpack full of school supplies to help them start the school year with everything needed to achieve their educational goals.  We will play a round of mini-golf, enjoy interactive games, enjoy a meal and hand out the backpacks.  Every mentee will earn a prize for completing the mini-golf course.

Sponsors:  Ernst & Young, Carl & Marcene Grant, Triplett Companies, Wells Fargo, Monsanto, Urbandale Target, Sue & Tim Hatling, University of Iowa Community Credit Union, Brick Gentry Law, Megan Moler



Sunday, September 17th

Des Moines Art Center

Time:  12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Description:  We will be headed to the Des Moines Art Center and create our own masterpieces!  On the agenda is having lunch, taking a tour of the Des Moines Art Center and making our own stop motion movies.

Sponsor:  Des Moines Art Center



Sunday, October 15th

Howell’s Pumpkin Patch

Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Description:  We will be headed to Howell’s Pumpkin Patch in Cumming, Iowa.  We will enjoy a day of picking out our own pumpkins, going through a corn maze, interactive activities and enjoying a meal.

Sponsor:  Variety – The Children’s Charity



Saturday, November 18th

Glow Bowling at Air Lanes

Time:  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Description:  We are heading off to Air Lanes in Des Moines for two hours of Glow Bowling.  All participants will be able to bowl for two hours with bowling shoes included.  Pizza and beverages will be provided during our bowling time.




Saturday, December 16th

Annual Holiday Party – Wallace Elementary (Johnston)

Time:  11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Description:  We will go to Wallace Elementary in Johnston to host our annual holiday party.  We will have a silent disco party, interactive games, a feast prepared by the Johnston Kiwanis, gift distribution from Santa and other fun activities.

Sponsors:  Variety – The Children’s Charity, Addam C Medina Foundation, individual donors