Majority of Summer Iowa Games Canceled for 2020
Just add them to the list of canceled summer events, the bulk of sports for the 2020 Summer Iowa Games in Ames and surrounding communities have been canceled due to COVID-19.
Iowa games officials stated in a press release: "Due to the group gathering nature of this large-scale sports festival and social-distancing guidelines currently in place, the majority of the Summer Iowa Games have been canceled for 2020."
Chuck Long, Iowa Games CEO/Executive Director commented: "We could not justify holding the Games while putting our athletes, coaches, volunteers and staff at risk."
For a complete list of all the canceled events: click here.
Due to the nature of some events, a small number of sports may continue to be held as scheduled.
These sports/events include: 3D Archery, July 25-26; Big Fish Classic, August 09; Black Powder (Pistol), July 31-Aug 2; Black Powder (Rifle), Aug 7-9; Bocce, July 11; Bowling Districts, June 27-28 & July 11/12 (reschedule from June); Bowling Finals, Aug 8 (rescheduled from July 18); Bowling High School Team, Aug 7 (rescheduled from July 17); Cycling Road Race, August 02; Cycling Time Trial, August 01; Disc Golf, July 18-19; FootGolf, July 11; Golf - 4 Person Best Shot, July 19; Golf - Juniors/Pee Wee (IPGA), July 16; Golf - Juniors/Pee Wee (non-IPGA), July 15; Hoover-Ball, August 08; Light Saber, July 18-19; Sand Volleyball (Cedar Rapids), Aug 15 (rescheduled from June 13); Sand Volleyball (Des Moines), July 18; Trapshooting, August 15; Triathlon/Duathlon, July 12; Water Skiing, July 18-19; Whitewater Slalom, June 20.
Athletes and participants are encouraged to follow the Iowa Games on social media, as virtual events may be offered this summer for some of the canceled sports. The Iowa Games will continue to monitor the situation, and any changes to the above sports will be announced as needed.