Each year we host many events that have an impact on a large number of people. Not only do our events have a positive impact on those we're helping, but these events also have a great impact on the kids involved in our programs as well.
Special Olympics called in early 2010, looking for a place to call home for its basketball participants as they no longer had a facility they could use. IYAF has been home to Special Olympics ever since. It has been very fun and honoring to host Special Olympics and its participants in our facility. We open our facility to them every Wednesday night from mid-November to mid-March. We have also helped on the coaching front, sending players to help coach the athletes. It is a great opportunity for our kids to give back and realize how lucky they really are.
"Without the All Iowa Attack facility, our Special Olympic athletes from Story County would have a very difficult time accessing gym space for our Special Olympics basketball practices. Being allowed to access the building gives our athletes an opportunity to increase their recreational skills, keeps them healthy and allows for social opportunities."
- Tricia Crain, director
NIKE GIRLS EYBL
All Iowa Attack is a proud member of the NIKE Girls EYBL League which consists of 32 of the best AAU teams in the country. With this being such a massive stage girls from Iowa and the surrounding states have been able to see the impact that this league has provided. Not only making them better basketball players but being able to have life experiences that most kids aren't able to have. Being on this platform our kids have been able to earn a free ride to get an education and play basketball at different levels in college. Since 2006 we have had over 250 kids earn scholarships to attend the university to continue their athletic and academic careers.
We are proud to be hosting a NIKE Girls EYBL tournament for the first time in July of 2022. All Iowa Attack will be hosting 15 other NIKE Girls EYBL teams from across the country in Des Moines. This is great for our state, these young women, and we are happy to be a small part of their journey of helping them positively affect the world in their future.
ALL IOWA ATTACK TOURNAMENTS
With access to six of the nicest courts in the Country, All Iowa Attack is able to host weekend youth basketball tournaments on about 25 weekends a year. These events vary in age groups, number of teams, competitive level of teams, and where teams travel to compete from. All Iowa Attack events have grown a reputation across not only Iowa or the Midwest, but across the country as being some of the best events you can attend; this is due in large part to IYAF's facilities.
With over 25 events, All Iowa Attack brings in approximately 450,000 through the doors at The Fieldhouse on a yearly basis. This provides great exposure to IYAF's goals and its sponsors. We thank All Iowa Attack for being a great program and partner.
Youth events often get a bad reputation nationwide for being unorganized, chaotic, and promoting things that are not good in the world. AIA events provide a healthy atmosphere for learning and growth.