Become a 2024 Team Sponsor

Ever wanted to own your own baseball team?
Now you can!
How?  By becoming a KML Team Sponsor!

We’re now into our 17th year of operation!  Unfortunately, we weren’t able to play due to the pandemic in 2020 and played only a limited season in 2021 by hosting “pop up” games.  What a legacy we are leaving in Iowa in recognizing the need for facilities such as ours to support kids with special needs.

We had 198 kids signed up to play ball on the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines Field in the 2010 spring season and 208 in the fall season.  In 2009 we had 115 kids playing in the spring and 147 playing in the fall!   The weather in the fall was glorious, and the kids had great fun.  In 2013, we had nearly 250 kids playing in each season. Same with the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 seasons!  After basically two years of not playing, we have rebounded with 165+ registering for our 2022 spring season and like numbers for spring and fall 2023. 

And in 2017, we added two adult teams–for anyone age 19 and older.  In 2021, we had enough registrations for another adult team and in 2022 we had enough for FOUR teams which continues!

The coaches have done an amazing job with their respective teams.  Nearly 55 have volunteered in the past to serve as coaches and assistant coaches.

And the buddy volunteers!  Oh, my!  Nearly 2,000 volunteered in each of our 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022, and 2023 seasons–schools, corporate groups, sports teams, and individuals–young and old alike!  And the out of the park home runs continue!

With all these players and teams, our need for team sponsors is great! Our goal continues to be that this experience is FUN for each child and is at NO cost to the child or family.  This means that we need your support.  In a “normal” year, we supply each player with a personalized uniform (shirt and cap), treat tickets after each game, several special events, and an end of the season trophy/pizza party.  Behind the scenes, we have insurance costs, maintenance, a concession stand, periodic improvements, and general upkeep to keep the entire site in tiptop shape.  We need your support!

It’s never too early (or late) to be a Team Sponsor.  Become a Team Sponsor for our 2024 Seasons for only $500.  As a Team Sponsor, we will put your name on our website, display a banner with your company/individual name/logo on the dugout during 2024, and list you as a Team Sponsor on various brochures and publication, and even on our new video board on game days.

Please complete the form below, and mail your check payable to Kiwanis Miracle League for $500 to our Miracle League office at 3775 EP True Parkway, #163, West Des Moines, IA  50265. Thanks to you, many kids will really get the chance to have fun and play baseball this summer on an organized team at no cost to them or their parents/guardians!

Feel free to download our 2024 Team Sponsor brochure:

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Join Our Growing List of 2024 Team Sponsors

Kiwanis Clubs of…

Johnston
West Des Moines

Corporate/Individuals

Ann McGowan In Memory of Terry McGowan
Sally Ehlert
Drew & Kayla Engebrecht
Christ the King Knights of Columbus # 13159 (double)
Danish Brotherhood Lodge #15
Marcia Munger/Keller Williams Real Estate

Corporate Friends

Benevity Community Impact Fund/Principal Financial Group
City of Des Moines Employees/COMBINED CHARITIES APPEAL
United Way of Central Iowa (Donor Option Program)
WELLMARK Foundation & Employees
WELLS FARGO Community Support Foundation/Your Cause

Our In Kind Sponsors

Century Brick (exterior stone cleaning)
Eychaner Properties (parking)
Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway (meeting space)
Heritage Building Maintenance (general cleaning)
SpeedPro Imaging, Grimes
The Iowa Cubs (general maintenance)
WIN Communications (social media & web site)

Special thanks to…

In Memory of Leland “Lee” K. Kane
In Memory of Annette Sales
In Memory of Sandra Burke
In Memory of Tim Jones

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Here are our 2023 Team Sponsors & Corporate/Individual Donors:

Kiwanis Clubs of…

Ankeny Kiwanis Foundation
Des Moines Kiwanis Foundation (double)
Des Moines Golden K Foundation (triple)

Corporate/Individuals

Ann McGowan In Memory of Terry McGowan
Christ the King Knights of Columbus # 13159 (double)
Des Moines Police Department K-9 Unit (double)
Danish Brotherhood Lodge #15
Lisa Smith Giving Fund
Jenifer & Sendyl Butz Giving Fund of Thrivent Charitable Impact & Investing
Marcia Munger/Keller Williams Real Estate
McAninch
SFM Mutual Insurance Company (double)
Trever Baumler, Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year
Turner Construction Company

Corporate Friends

AFLAC (multi-year buddy sponsor through 2023)
Benevity Community Impact Fund/Principal Financial Group
FORVIS
Kiwanis Club of Des Moines (final foundation distribution)
The Iowa Cubs
City of Des Moines Employees/COMBINED CHARITIES APPEAL
Insane Impact (video board)
Musco Lighting (live streaming)
Joe Rivas, retired electrician, electrical work
United Way of Central Iowa (Donor Option Program)
Vision Financial Group (golf tournament proceeds)
WELLMARK Foundation & Employees
WELLS FARGO Community Support Foundation/Your Cause

Our In Kind Sponsors

Eychaner Properties (parking)
Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway (meeting space)
Heritage Building Maintenance (general cleaning)
INSANE IMPACT (video board)
IronKlad Art
MUSCO LIGHTING (livestreaming & memorial video)
SpeedPro Imaging, Grimes
The Iowa Cubs (general maintenance)
WIN Communications (social media & web site)

Special thanks to…

In Memory of John L. McLaughlin
In Memory of Allan Knudsen, Our PA Guy
In Memory of Lucas Niffenegger (White Sox player)
In Memory of Sandra Burke
In Memory of Annette Sales

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Our 2022 Team Sponsors:

Kiwanis Clubs of…

Des Moines Kiwanis Foundation (double)
Des Moines Golden K Foundation (triple)
Johnston

Corporate/Individuals

Ann McGowan In Memory of Terry McGowan
Big Green Umbrella Media/Recognizing Tony Schmid
Chris Verlengia/Wellmark Blues Care
Coldwell-Banker Real Estate, Altoona Office
Danish Brotherhood Lodge #15
Generations of Compassion
In Honor of Jan Burch & Bob Mitchell by Linda & Reg Eklund
Iowa State Bank
Knights of Columbus #13159
Marcia Munger/Keller Williams
Middendorf Insurance & Associates
Poindexter Flooring, Indianola
Sally Ehlert
State Savings Bank
Turner Construction Company

Corporate Friends
The Iowa Cubs
25+ Kiwanians Who Care-PNW
City of Des Moines Employees/COMBINED CHARITIES APPEAL
Rachel Mohatt, Charible Giving Fund
United Way of Central Iowa–Donor Option Program
Sogeti/Cap Gemini
Vision Financial Group (golf tournament)
WELLMARK Foundation & Employees
WELLS FARGO Community Support Foundation/Your Cause

Our In Kind Sponsors

Eychaner Properties (parking)
Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway (meeting space)
Heritage Building Maintenance (general cleaning)
The Iowa Cubs (general maintenance)
SpeedPro Imaging, Grimes
WIN Communications (social media & web site)

Special Memorials…

In Memory of Scott Goheen
In Memory of Allan Knudsen
In Memory Sue/Ellie Heston (grandmother of Cubs player Connor Heston)
In Memory of John McLaughlin

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Our 2021 Team Sponsors:

Kiwanis Clubs of

Des Moines (Downtown) Foundation (double)
Des Moines Golden K (triple)
Grimes
Indianola
Johnston
Northwest Des Moines
West Des Moines

Corporate/Individuals

Chris Verlengia/Wellmark Blues Care
Cynget Leadership Solutions/Baldus Consulting
Danish Brotherhood Lodge #15
In Honor of Jan Burch & Bob Mitchell by Linda & Reg Eklund
In Memory Terry McGowan, husband of Ann McGowan
In Memory of Mark Dramstad by Centennial Warehouse Team
Knights of Columbus #13159 (double)
Marcia Munger, Realtor/Keller Williams
Mary Langdon
Middendorf Insurance
Poindexter Flooring
Sally Ehlert
Turner Construction Company

Corporate Friends…

Vision Financial Group
The Iowa Cubs (final games home runs)
City of Des Moines Employees/COMBINED CHARITIES APPEAL
WELLMARK Foundation & Employees
WELLS FARGO Community Support Foundation
Benevity Community Impact Fund

Our In Kind Sponsors

Eychaner Properties (parking)
Heritage Building Maintenance (general cleaning)
The Iowa Cubs (general maintenance)
WIN Communications (social media & web site)
Kylar Construction (Mark Riley, general contractor, bleacher project)

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Our 2020 Team Sponsors:

Kiwanis Clubs of…

Des Moines Golden K (triple)
Northwest Des Moines

Corporate/Individuals…

Bill & Barbara Keck & Family
Chris Verlengia/Wellmark Blues Care
Danish Brotherhood Lodge #15
Iowa State Bank
Knights of Columbus #13159 (double)
Marcia Munger, Realtor/Keller Williams
Mary Langdon
Ray & Jolene Ward, Kearney Golden K Kiwanis
Rob & Bonnie Baldus/Cynget Leadership Solutions

Corporate Friends…

Vision Financial Group (annual golf tournament)

Our In-Kind Sponsors…

Eychaner Properties (parking)
Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway (meeting space)
Kylar Construction (general contractor, bleacher covers)
SpeedPro Imaging, Grimes
The Iowa Cubs (general maintenance)
WIN Communications (social media & web site)

And Special Thanks to our Multi-Year
(2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, & 2023)
Buddy Program Sponsor…
AFLAC

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updated  5.14.24  1:15 PM

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