November 19th. 2016.  8am  Valley High School.

About the jamboree

From its inception in 1948 as a football scrimmage between Drake University and Graceland College, the Kiwanis Basketball Jamboree has evolved through the years. Today it is an annual event that has raised nearly $1.5 million to benefit disadvantaged children and youth programs in the Greater Des Moines area.


2016 Beneficiary

This year's beneficiary is Ronald McDonald House Charities! The mission of RMHC is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. We will be helping RMHC build a new playground at their facility on Pleasant Street, across from Unity Point Hospital.  (read more)



Tickets are available at the door for $5.

Thanks to our sponsors!

Ronald McDonald House Charities Logo
The Des Moines Register Logo
IMT Insurance Logo
West Bank Logo
Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines logo

“You are lifesavers! We are able to plan for the renovations and move forward with a new kitchen in order to better serve breakfast to 60-80 children everyday, all year long, and up to 180 evening meals at our facilities.”



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