From the moment every girl laces up her shoes and steps onto the hardwood court of her hometown school there is one goal in mind, to win a championship at the Iowa Girls High School State Basketball Tournament in Des Moines. That goal along with team work, dedication, hard work and determination is what Iowa Farm Bureau embraces as the corporate sponsor of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) and the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA).
If you take a walk through the halls of any high school in the state of Iowa you’ll find a display of trophies, plaques, photos and other memorabilia noting the accomplishments of its students. Among those mementos, you’re very likely to find a team plaque, banner or a championship ball – baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, or football -- with the Iowa Farm Bureau logo.
Farm Bureau knows that strong, vibrant schools are the cornerstone of many of our communities, that’s why we’ve partnered with the IGHSAU and the IHSAA. We believe that our kids are Iowa’s most important resource; after all they’re our future. That’s why Iowa Farm Bureau is proud to support them through grants, awards and scholarships that recognize their athletic and academic achievements.
Enjoy this video that celebrates the sights and sounds that makes the girls basketball tournament along with the boys wrestling and basketball tournaments cornerstones in our youth’s lives.
Written by Joe Murphy
Joe is a photographer and writer for Iowa Farm Bureau.