November 21st. 2015.  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.


2015 Beneficiary

The 2015 Kiwanis Basketball Jamboree is Gigi's Playhouse in Windsor Heights! Gigi's Playhouse is an organization dedicated to providing educational, recreational, and therapy programs for individuals with Down Syndrome. The 2014 Kiwanis Basketball Jamboree Recipient was Community! Youth Concepts (CYC).



Tickets are available at the door for $5.

Thanks to our sponsors!

Ronald McDonald House Charities Logo
The Des Moines Register Logo
The Des Moines Radio Group 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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