tailgate-athletesNothing brings fans together like a good old-fashioned tailgate! The first annual Tailgate for Teammates presented by Voya was held Oct. 17 at the State Historical Building in downtown Des Moines. Sponosrs and guests helped SOIA reach its $50,000 fundraising goal.

Athletes mingled with guests as they autographed trading cards with their photo. We Are Iowa Local 5 News Anchor Elias Johnson emcee’d the event along with SOIA athlete Tyler Leech, entertaining the crowd.

tailgate-elias-tylerGuests indulged in upscale tailgate cuisine, took part in fun and festive sports-themed activities, bid on more than 50 prizes in a silent auction and enjoyed an unforgettable performance by our athletes.

Thank you to all of the Tailgate for Teammates sponsors!

  • Voya
  • IFC
  • ICA Wealth Advisors
  • 2 Rivers Marketing
  • Central Bank
  • Graham Construction
  • Heartland Finishes
  • Ideal Floors