GOLF HOUSE IOWA

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Imagine a physical location centrally located in the state that would honor those that came before us in golf, serve those playing the game today, and develop those that will enjoy this game long after us, as well as serve as a hub from which multiple groups with compatible missions could do what they do more effectively and more efficiently. With that in mind, we have the vision to create "Golf House Iowa".

Read Press Release written by Rick Brown

NAMING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

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FUNDRAISING PROGRESS

71% of the goal has been raised/pledged as of Sept 13, 2022

$3,567,533 raised of our $5,000,000 goal

NAMING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

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WHY SHOULD I DONATE TO THIS PROJECT?

Golf is a game of a lifetime.  It takes us to beautiful places, provides us with exercise, helps instill values such as honesty, integrity, respect and sportsmanship – things that have served us all well in the game of life.  As you think about making a donation, I ask that you reflect on what golf has done for you, where it has taken you, who you have met through the game, and how much you would like for a young boy or girl to have that same experience and opportunity.

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The creation of Golf House Iowa will provide a permanent home to preserve, promote, and protect the game of golf in our great state. We plan to include the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, a space for educating golfers, areas to promote and teach the game, and office space for the Iowa Golf Association, IGA Foundation, Iowa Golf Course Superintendents Association and First Tee - Central Iowa.

CAMPAIGN COMMITMENTS

$1,000,000 and up

Julie & Michael Coppola

$500,000 - $999,999

Coppola Enterprises & Related Entities (in-kind land & site work)

$250,000 to $499,999

Joe Brown Family
Joan & Richard Stark
Jim Dworzak

$100,000 to $249,999

John Ulrich
DaLena & Gene Elliott
Tana & Mike McCoy
Principal Financial Group Foundation
Debbie & Doug Reichardt
John Ruan (Ruan Foundation)
Charles Taylor

$50,000 to $99,999

Jim Carney
Charlotte & Fred Hubbell
Gayle & Robert Johnson
Joe Palmer
Doug Shull

$25,000 to $49,999

Michael Abildtrup
Maureen & Joe Bates
Louise & Sam Billmeyer
Bob Brooks
Neil Bolstad
Steve Egly
Kenneth Kinsey Foundation
Deb & Bill Manske
Jean & John Matovina
Connie & Ken Schall
Standard Golf Company
Sheila & Randy Studer
Julia & Tim Taylor
Voorhees Family Foundation
Catherine Yung & Jeff Webb
Wakonda Club Members Gift
Catherine Yung & Jeff Webb

$10,000 to $24,999

Pat Baird
Sheila & Andy Burton
Ruthie & Nate Dunn
Robin & Mark Gambaiana
The Graham Group
Julie & Larry Gladson
Lyndsy & Steve Jermier
Michael Mumma
Jean & Ron Peterson
Kristie & Chad Pitts
Bill Tank
Heinrich Taylor (memorial)
Erin & Brian Verduyn
Teresa & Joe Ward
West Bank Foundation

$5,000 to $9,999

Kari & J.D. Anderson
Tom Blackwood
Jolene & Jim Brown
Laura & Tom Christensen
Meg & Jeff Courter
Sue & Bill Eby
Leighann & Bob LaRocca
Maverick McNealy
Mike Pape
Rebecca & Mike Purcell
Todd Sapp
Dave Sergeant
Lori & Jeff Smith
Ron Van Buskirk
Mel & Matt Weresh

$1,000 to $4,999

Rick Adrianse
Matt Arenholz
Steve Berg
James A. Bianco
Clint Brown
Karon & Rick Brown
Robert Brown (memorial)
Bruce Bruene
Jim Campbell
Cary Cochran
Terry Cook
Patty & Jim Cownie
Diane & Gary Ellis
Suzie & Greg Fontanini
Ann & Marty Fredericks
Del Harken
Brett & Lisa Hoffman
Katelynn Hogenson
Neil Johnson
Michelle & Tom Klein
Tony Mauro
George Milligan
Polly Moore
Alyssa & Michael O’Donnell
Peter Olberding
Duane Rost
Brenda & Greg Samuelson
Paul & Claudia Schickler
Cory Schultes
Bruce Sherman
Silverbacks Group (Echo Valley CC)
Ardyth & Gary Slight
Charles Smith
Jill & Doug Struyk
William C. Knapp Foundation
Karen & Sumner Worth

$999 and under

David Akers
Molly Altorfer
Brian Anderzhon

Eric Boehlert
Jon Brown
John “Jack” Brown (memorial)
Katie & Cleo Brown

Rodd Bullard
Julie & Reed Burkholder

Michael & Sharon Burton
Tom Child

Chris Coen
Jonathan Cornett
Mary & Larry Everett
Justin Farrell
Kathleen & Bernard Gradoville

Debbie & Jay Gruenwald
Martin Goetz
Vaughn Halyard
William Jeremiah

Mary Junge & Matthew Junge
Karli Kerrigan

George Kinley (memorial)
Dan Kinney

Chad Labarre
Ben Larson
Mark Larson

Randy Larson
John and Julie Lisle
Jerry Long
Dick Lozier

Anthony Malizia
David Maurer

Ashley & Nate McCoy
Doug Menard (memorial)
Chad Minard

Philip Morrow
Tom Newbanks
Tom Norton
Eliza Ovrom & Mark Schuling

Reilly Smidt
Ned Palmer

Steve Pick
Elizabeth Pitzer
Al Pottebaum
Donnie & Lavonne Richey (memorial)
Jonathan Roth

Flo Schall
Tom Schill
Reilly Schmidt

Janece Schwartzkopf
Doug & Robin Webb
Brad White
Dennis Whitlatch
Greg Wilson

Lora Winter
Micheal & Mame Woods

GOALS AND IMPACT

The creation of Golf House Iowa will provide a permanent home to preserve, promote, and protect the game of golf in our great state. We plan to include the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, a space for educating golfers, areas to promote and teach the game, and office space for the Iowa Golf Association, IGA Foundation, Iowa Golf Course Superintendents Association and First Tee - Central Iowa.

The IGA & IGA Foundation plans to provide administration space to partnering golf organizations such as the Iowa Turfgrass Institute (Iowa Golf Course Superintendents) and First Tee – Central Iowa, helping to bring added awareness to their wonderful missions and programs. Some goals and figures on the potential impact of Golf House Iowa include:

GOALS…

  • Significantly increase awareness of the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame as no such physical space exists at this time
  • Highlight and honor the historic victories of Zach Johnson and Jack Fleck, to the major championships hosted at Iowa golf courses, to the impact of Iowa companies such as Standard Golf on the game at the global level
  • Conservatively estimate 1,000+ visitors in the first year, including at least 10 elementary school field trips
  • Increase Youth on Course participation to over 1,500 kids within 5 years
  • Grow First Tee – Central Iowa to over 1,000 summer program participants within two years
  • Hold at least 10 field trips for 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade classes as part of “The First Green” program where students learn about the STEM that goes into caring for a golf course

A TRUE STATEWIDE IMPACT…

  • Iowa Golf Association – serves all 99 counties in Iowa plus Rock Island county (surrounding the Quad Cities) in Illinois
  • Iowa Golf Course Superintendents Association – serves the entire state of Iowa including small parts of southern Minnesota and eastern Nebraska
  • First Tee – Central Iowa serves 8 counties (Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Polk, Poweshiek, Story, Warren) impacting 14,000+ youth annually
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