ATTENTION: Special Events–2019


Friday, October 18: 

It’s time for our annual Halloween Party.   6 PM at the KML ball park, weather permitting.    If inclement weather, we’ll be at the Franklin Jr High again.  Wear your favorite costume.  Games, prizes, and treats for all.  Sign up at the player check-in tent or email Joyce Byrne at  Watch for further details!

Saturday, October 12:  SOMETHING NEW!  We’re celebrating the 2019 seasons by having an ALL DAY TROPHY PIZZA PARTY.  We’ll play our scheduled games all day, perhaps playing just one inning.  Following the games, we’ll introduce all the players at that game, hand out trophies, take a team picture, and then enjoy pizza and all the trimmings.  PLEASE SIGNUP AT THE PLAYERS TENT OR CONTACT JOYCE BYRNE for this special event.  Afterall, we need to know how many pizzas to order!  (Rain date will be Saturday, October 19.)

Friday, September 20:  Thanks to the Knights of Columbus for sponsoring a golf tourney in our honor.  Join us at Blank Golf Course for a fun day.  Shotgun start at 10 AM.  $60/person includes golf, prizes, cart, and lunch.  Contact Bob Mitchell to arrange your foursome (  Here’s more information:  2019 Golf Outing_Registration

Tuesday, September 17:   It’s our annual ALL STAR NIGHT with the Des Moines Police and Fire Departments as our buddies.  Two games at 6 and 7 PM.   Be sure to signup at the player check-in tent or contact Joyce Byrne.

Monday, September 16:  Our good friends from Vision Financial Group are again sponsoring a golf tournament at Terrace Hill Golf Course, Altoona, to benefit all three Miracle Leagues in the Des Moines metro area–Ankeny, Urbandale, and us!  $125/player that includes 18 holes, lunch, prizes, cart, and lots of fun!  Contact Bob Mitchell at to arrange your foursome.   

Friday-Sunday, September 6-8:  FOUR player families and FOUR board members are representing the Kiwanis Miracle League at the MIRACLE LEAGUE ASSOCIATION’S Annual ALL STAR GAMES in Sioux City.  They’ll meet and play with ML players from all over the U.S.  Can’t wait to hear about their experiences!

Monday, June 17:  Our Annual Hosting of the Ankeny Miracle League players AND welcoming our Urbandale Miracle League friends!  All Star games at 6 (Urbandale) and 7 PM (Ankeny).  Our new friends from AmeriGroup Iowa were our buddies.  AND we hosted foreign visitors from Africa and Haiti via the Iowa International Center and the US Department of State.

Saturday, June 29:  Dairy Queen Day! Thanks to the Polk County Dairy Queen Association for again providing Dilly Bars to our players and volunteers. 

Also Saturday, June 29:  Kiwanis MIracle League NIght at The Iowa Barnstormer PLAY OFF Game!  7:00 PM kick off.  Tickets are $10@.  More details to follow. 

Friday, September 13:  The Knight of Columbus are hosting a golf tourney to benefit the Kiwanis Miracle League on Friday, September 13.  Watch for details.

Monday, September 16:  Vision Financial Group will again be hosting its annual golf tournament to benefit the three Des Moines area Miracle Leagues–Urbandale, Ankeny, and the Kiwanis Miracle League.  Terrace Hills Golf Course, Altoona.  

Wednesday, June 12:  It’s time for The Iowa Barnstormers–one of our most popular events of the season.  We had held two special All-Star Games at 6 & 7 PM with over 20 Barnstormers being our buddies.  Fun for all! 

Saturday, May 11:  It’s OPENING DAY of our 2019 Spring Season.  Ceremonies begin at 8:30 AM.  First game of the season at 9 AM.  The girls softball team from SE Polk High School will again serve as our buddies for the first two games.


Saturday, October 13:  Our end-of-the season Trophy/Pizza Party.  Great new video, lots of good pizza, commemorative plaques for our coaches, and trophies for all players.

Tuesday, October 9:  Our third annual Halloween Party was LOTS of fun.  Thanks to the Polk County Attorney’s Office staff for helping us with the games.  President Jan served yummy hotdogs, with merchandise manager Robin pouring drinks for all.  Some great costumes, too!

Tuesday, September 18:  Annual DMPD & DMFD All Star Night.  Games at 6 & 7pm.  Players sign up by contacting Joyce Byrne at

Thursday, September 13:  We host Ankeny Miracle League players.  Games at 6 & 7pm.  Players sign up by contacting Joyce Byrne at

Saturday, August 11:  NE-IA-District Convention WORLD SERIES Fun Walk, 7am, start/end at KML ball park.

Friday, August 10:  All Star Games at 6 & 7 pm as we welcome the NE-IA District Kiwanis WORLD SERIES Convention attendees.  Food trucks–Grilled burgers, brats, hot dogs!  Players sign up by contacting Joyce Byrne at

Saturday, July 14:  DAIRY QUEEN DAY!  Journey of Hope cyclists will be our buddies at the 3 & 4 PM games.

Saturday, July 7:  Because we cancelled afternoon games on June 30, our photographer will be here again to take team and individual pictures.

Monday, June 18:   Vision Financial Group Golf Tournament.  Beneficiaries are the three area Miracle Leagues.  Thank you, Vision Financial for your donation from proceeds of $3,401!

Monday, May 25:  We travel to Ankeny Miracle Park for two games, 6 & 7 PM.  CANCELLED due to rain and storms.

Saturday, May 19, 8 AM:  Des Moines Police Department’s “Run with the Police”.  KML is one of the beneficiaries of this annual event.  More info at  Thank you, DMPD & VOYA, for your gift of $10,000!

Saturday, May 26:  Opening day of our 2018 season.  Plan to attend opening ceremonies as we dedicate our new playing surface, thanks to some VERY generous donors.  First of eight games at 9:30 AM.  It’s also Memorial Day weekend–ask grandma and grandpa to your game!

Tuesday, June 12, 6 & 7 PM:  All-Star BARNSTORMER Night at the KML.  Saturday, June 16, 7:05 PM:  Miracle League Night at The Iowa Barnstormers.  Last home game of the 2018 season.  Special price on tickets.  Go down on the playing field after the game to meet the players and take pictures!

Saturday, June 16, FAMILY NIGHT at The Iowa Barnstormers:  Always a fun event,  Game time 7 PM.  Tickets just $10 per person.  Go down to the playing field after the game to get your picture with your fav players!  Watch here for link to buy online.  Tickets also available at our player check-in tent.

Monday, June 18, FOUR-PERSON BEST BALL, 9 AM shot-gun start:  Sponsored by Vision Financial Group, this golf tournament at Terrace Hill Golf Course, Altoona, is for the benefit of the three Miracle Leagues in the metro area.  Arrange your foursomes now!  $100/player if paid by May 31st; $110 thereafter.  Includes golf, cart, prizes, contests, and food.  Contact Mike Sharp, 10094 NE 75th Avenue, Mitchellville, IA 50169 NOW! 

Monday, June 25, 6 & 7 PM:  All-Star Night AT the Ankeny Miracle Park.  Always fun to play some “away” games”.

Saturday, June 30:  Pictures Day!

Saturday, July 14:  Dairy Queen Day!  Also, the Journey of Hope bicyclists will be cycling through Des Moines and will take time out of their trip across the U.S. to be our buddies for the 3 and 4 PM games.

Friday, August 10, 6 & 7 PM:  All-Star Games for the NE-IA District Convention’s WORLD SERIES event.

Thursday, September 13, 6 & 7 PM:  We host the Ankeny Miracle League players at our ball park.

Stay tuned!  More details to follow!

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October 14 was our end-of-the-season trophy/pizza party at Lutheran Church of Hope.  Nearly 500 joined us for pizza and all the trimmings.  Our coaches handed out all the trophies.  Not able to attend?  Contact your coach to pick up your trophy.

Thursday, September 7,  the Des Moines Police & Fire Departments served as our buddies for our ALL STAR NIGHT,   You guess who had more fun–our players or the police & firefighters?  ABC5, KCCI, Fox, and WHO all covered the event–and we were on all stations for 9 and 10 PM news!

Monday, September 18, we hosted the Ankeny Miracle League players.  Two games at 6 and 7 PM.  The girls softball team from SE Polk High School served as our buddies.  And free pizza for all players and buddies!  Yummy!

Saturday, September 30, we had WHO-radio broadcasting LIVE from 9-11 AM.  

Thursday, October 12, was our second annual Halloween Night.  Details to follow.  NOTE:  THIS IS A CHANGE OF DATE FOR THE SECOND TIME!

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The Iowa Barnstormers joined us for two games on May 18–6 and 7 PM.

May 20 was Armed Forces Recognition Saturday.

Our “away” game night at the Ankeny Miracle League was May 22.  Two games at 6 and 7 PM.

June 24 was DAIRY QUEEN DAY!

July 12 was Central Iowa Sports World Series ceremonies at Valley HS Stadium.  Participating players wore their KML uniforms and lead the parade of teams onto the field.  All received really cool medals!

July 12 was ALL Star Night with the “Journey of Hope” cyclists.  Two games, 6:30 and 7:30 PM.

August 26, our fall season began. Be sure to register, players!


updated 10.3.19  9:55 AM