Group Events

January

Sunday, January 23rd

Iowa Wolves basketball game

Time:  4 pm

Description:  Mentor Iowa participants will watch the Iowa Wolves take the court against the Texas Legends at Wells Fargo Arena.  Mentor Iowa will supply tickets to the game, meal stipend and a souvenir.

Sponsor:  Variety – the Children’s Charity

 

February

Friday, February 25th

Iowa Wild hockey game

Time:  7 pm

Description:  Mentor Iowa participants will watch the Iowa Wild take the ice against the Rockford IceHogs at Wells Fargo Arena.  Mentor Iowa will supply tickets to the game, meal stipend and souvenir.

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March

Date:  Sunday, March 27th

Scavenger Hunt

Time:  3 pm start

Description:  Mentor Iowa participants will read clues to find local landmarks throughout the Urbandale/Des Moines metro area.  Once they have arrived at their destination, they will be asked to complete a challenge while there.  Once all destinations/challenges have been completed, participants will go their final destination, the Ashley Okland Star Playground and receive some cool prizes for accomplishing our scavenger hunt.  A meal will be provided at the Star Playground.

Sponsor:  Variety – the Children’s Charity

 

April

Date:  Saturday, April 16th

Gameday Arcade

Description:  We will head out to Gameday Arcade located at Merle Hay Mall and have fun playing arcade games.  A meal will also be provided for everyone to enjoy while at the arcade.

Sponsor:  Athene

 

May

Date:  Friday, May 20th

Iowa Cubs

Time:  7:00 pm

Description:  We will see the Iowa Cubs take the field at Principal Park.  We will enjoy a meal at the ballpark and also receive a souvenir too.  Friday night fireworks will take place after the game.

Sponsor:  Variety – the Children’s Charity

 

June

Date:  Saturday, June 18th

Jester Park Nature Center

Time:  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Description:  We will head out to Granger, Iowa and enjoy the Jester Park Nature Center.  We specifically will be utilizing their bouldering wall and challenge ourselves to climb the obstacles that are set up at their facility.  We will provide a meal for all participants.

Sponsor:  QuikTrip

 

July

Date:  Saturday, July 16th

Des Moines Menace soccer game

Time:  7:00 pm kick-off

Description:  We will go to Valley Stadium in West Des Moines to watch the Des Moines Menace take the soccer field.  We will provide a stipend for all participants for meal purposes.

Sponsor:  John Deere

 

August

Date:  Saturday, August 20th

Back to School Bash (Toad Valley Golf Course)

Time:  11 am – 1:30 pm

Description:  Mentor Iowa mentees and their siblings will receive backpacks full of school supplies to start the school year off on the right foot.  We also will enjoy a round of mini-golf and a hot dog lunch.  Other interactive games will be played after mini-golf.

Sponsors:  Ernst & Young, Farm Bureau Financial Services

 

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November

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December

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Annual Holiday Party

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Description:  Mentor Iowa participants will enjoy a festive holiday party full of interactive games for everyone to enjoy.  Lunch will be provided by the Johnston Kiwanis.  Santa will arrive in the early afternoon to distribute all of the adopt a family gifts to the children.

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