The Iowa Senior Games (ISG), an annual competition in West Des Moines, is dedicated to opportunities for competition and a healthy lifestyle for Iowans 50 and over. The ISG provides opportunities by hosting athletic, recreational and socially interactive competitions.  ISG strives to encourage eligible participants to undertake and/or continue participating in a healthy and fitness-oriented lifestyle by providing an Olympic style event.  The ISG allows athletes to compete with themselves and their peers in an atmosphere of friendship and support and receive recognition for their efforts and achievements. In recent years, athletes competed over 3,000 times in twenty-nine (29) sports and nearly one hundred (100) events each year. Over 1,800 Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were awarded to the athletes.

A major part of the reason for that success is the enthusiastic support of our volunteers.  In order for this event to happen successfully, volunteers are needed to serve as Event Directors and general event volunteers.  It is preferred that Event Directors have specific knowledge about the event that they are directing, but general event volunteers require no specific skills – just a desire to make the Iowa Senior Games a great event for the participants!   Over 100 volunteers stepped up to help host nearly 700 athletes for the 2013 Iowa Senior Games.  2014 will be another outstanding year and you can help.  Whether you are an expert official or just want to greet people and hand out information, the assistance you provide will make 2014 another great event.  This year’s competition will be held in West Des Moines June 12-15, 2014, with a small number of events on May 30 and 31.  To sign up or learn about volunteer opportunities, contact us at

Iowa Senior Games
888-777-8881 x 122

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