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Iowa High School State Tournament Guide 4 Families in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Buckle up, buttercup. Late February and early March is when high school sports teams invade the “big town”. The three-week ride through Iowa’s winter sports state tournament season begins February 14th with the state wrestling tournament and ends March 9th at the final horn of the boys’ basketball tournament. Continue Reading…

Host a Kid Friendly Cyclone Sweet Sixteen Party - dsm4kids.com

This has been one SWEET tournament season for Iowa State basketball fans!  The Cyclones have advanced to the Sweet 16 and will take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Friday, March 25th at 6:10 pm CST.  The game will be aired on CBS.  For those of you not making the trip to Chicago, why not celebrate with the fam with a party at home?  You’ll make a slam dunk with these awesome Sweet Sixteen/March Madness basketball party ideas! Continue Reading…

Tips 4 Family Fun at an Iowa Energy Game - dsm4kids.com

The Iowa Energy kicked off their 2015-16 season, Saturday night.  If you’re not familiar with the Energy they are a minor league basketball team in the NBA D-League.  They are an affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies.  My daughter was invited to sing the National Anthem with the Heartland Youth Choir before the game, so the rest of the fam tagged along and enjoyed an evening of basketball. With 22 home games left, here are a few tips to have a fun family outing at an Iowa Energy game this season. Continue Reading…

Sport Spotlight: Basketball 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Basketball was created in Springfield, MA in 1891 by James Naismith. He wanted to create a new game that could be played inside at the YMCA Training School.   Since then basketball has grown into one of the most popular sports in the world.  Due to its popularity there are several youth programs offered for a variety of ages and skill levels here in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

State Basketball Tournament Guide 4 Families in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Tournament mania is in full swing here in Des Moines.  People from all over the state are flooding in to root, root, root, for their home teams and help boost our local economy!  Being the host city gives us a great opportunity to expose the kids to two great Iowa high school traditions and take in a game…there’s nothing quite like high school sports and their fans. Continue Reading…