Sept. 5-10, 2016
Rivalry with a Heart Pep Rally & Food Drive
Presented by The Premier Chevy Dealers of Iowa
Des Moines-area Cyclones can help the hungry and enjoy a downtown happy hour at this first-ever event. Jointly sponsored by the Iowa State and University of Iowa Alumni Associations, Des Moines-area businesses and alumni are encouraged to team up on National Hunger Day to provide donations for the Food Bank of Iowa as part of a friendly competition to see which school can collect the most. The food drive will culminate at the pep rally, which will feature the Iowa Craft Beer Tent, grilled food for purchase from Hy-Vee, giveaways, live music, and appearances from both schools' band, spirit squad, and mascots. Merchandise from the Iowa State University Book Store and Iowa Hawk Shop will be available for purchase.
Join us in Des Moines on Sept. 8 as we celebrate the spirit of the Cy-Hawk rivalry--as well as our state's generous spirit of giving!
All ISU and UI alumni, fans, and friends in the Des Moines area
Thursday, Sept. 8, 4-6 p.m.
Program begins at 5:30 p.m.
Western Gateway Park, Downtown Des Moines
Free, but please donate non-perishable food for the Food Bank of Iowa.
(You may also make a monetary donation to the Food Bank online on behalf of Team Iowa State. For every $1 donated, the Food Bank of Iowa can provide four meals!)
Rival Game Relay
Help defend the Cyclone title in Rival Game Relay! The event is an annual 146-mile run/bike relay race from Ames to Iowa City. A fabulous and challenging route, great food, tailgate challenges, and the chance to bring home the title are just a few reasons to sign up your team.
Rival Game Relay supports Nephcure Kidney International and the Iowa Donor Network with donations and building awareness statewide. Teams of cyclists or teams of runners/cyclists can compete.
All ISU alumni, fans, and friends
Friday, Sept. 9
Starting near Jack Trice Stadium and finishing at City Park in Iowa City
Please visit www.rivalgamerelay.com for pricing details.
Please direct all questions to race directors Mike Maurer (A)(’01 marketing) and Kate Nash Maurer (A)(’95 exercise & sport science) of Urbandale, Iowa, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The race as a part of Beat Iowa week festivities. Please note that the ISU Alumni Association is not a sponsor of this event.
The Iowa State University Alumni Association is an independent 501(c)3, self-governing organization charged with the mission of engaging the talents and resources of alumni, students, and friends in the life, work, and aspiration of Iowa State University. Our vision is to become the lifetime partner in engaging all alumni, students, and friends with Iowa State University.