November 21st. 2015.   Valley High School Gym

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.



The 2014 Kiwanis Basketball Jamboree Recipient was Community! Youth Concepts (CYC). Founded in 2008, CYC’s mission is to ensure that all Iowa youth have access to high quality opportunities that prepare them for school, work and life. Funds raised assisted in the renovation of their new headquarters!

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Thanks to our sponsors!

“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.”