The Iowa Games began in August of 1987 as a weekend event, featuring 16 sports and 7,104 participants (nearly a record number at that time for a first-year state games). For the first time, weekend athletes, school children and senior citizens could experience the thrill of great performances and satisfaction of doing their best in a statewide Olympic-style competition.
The ISF probably is known for its Summer Iowa Games, which take place annually during July in Ames. Over 50 sports are offered during the Summer Games. Special events are a large part of the Summer Iowa Games environment. Included in the Summer Games is the Opening Ceremony, Torch Run, Finals Fest, Sunday Chapel Service.
To more information or to register for the Iowa Games please visit the Summer Games page and select the sport that interests you.