Every year, Iowa State Athletics gives back to communities along the Tailgate Tour by making visits to local hospitals, schools, community centers, and sometimes unsuspecting fans. We are continuing this trend with our campaign, "Making a difference across Cyclone Nation." We are looking for Cyclone fans who consistently make a positive impact on others in their communities.
Please help us identify these individuals who are ALL IN and deserve special recognition from Cy. Click here to submit your hometown heroes.
The Cyclone Tailgate Tour, a traveling caravan featuring coaches, student-athletes, spirit squads, Cy, interactive games, inflatable attractions for kids, and door prizes makes stops across CyclONE Nation. The events are free and open to all fans and friends of the Cyclones.
“This has been our way for us to get out in the state and say ‘thanks,’” Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard said. “We (the athletics department) get to do what we do because of what Cyclone fans allow us to do. These events continue to be great ‘friendraisers’ and an excellent chance to build up our next generation of Cyclones with young children.”
The Iowa State culture is well represented amount our great coaches and staff. These events offer an opportunity to interact with coaches Paul Rhoads, Bill Fennelly, Fred Hoiberg, Kevin Jackson and Christy Johnson-Lynch along with our Athletics Director, Jamie Pollard and the voice of the Cyclones, John Walters! The atmosphere is great for the young and young at heart as we have interactive games, inflatables, tons of great door prizes, official Iowa State logo apparel by Cy’s Locker Room, affordable concessions, photo ops with Cy and our student-athletes. and an early evening with a drop-in-as-you-please program.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming appearance in your area. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each event.
May 13 - Pella, Bos Landen Golf Club - 12 p.m. May 14 - Dubuque, Best Western Convention Center - 12 p.m. May 15 - Iowa Falls, Highland Golf Club - 12 p.m. May 21 - Carroll, Carroll Golf and Country Club - 12 p.m. May 22 - Sioux City, Sioux City Convention Center - 12 p.m. May 23 - Fort Dodge, Fort Dodge Ford Toyota - 12 p.m.
May 14 - Ottumwa, Bridge View Center - 12 p.m. May 15 - Bettendorf, Isle Casino & Hotel - 12 p.m. May 16 - Marshalltown, Best Western Regency Inn - 12 p.m. May 22 - Atlantic, Atlantic Golf & Country Club - 12 p.m. May 23 - Sioux City, Stoney Creek Inn & Conference Center - 12 p.m. | Larry Wentz Visit May 24 - Humboldt, Rustix Restaurant & Reception - 12 p.m.
2011 Cyclone Tailgate Tour
May 11 - Cedar Rapids, U.S. Cellular Center - 5:30 p.m. | Recap/Video May 12 - Davenport, River Center - 5:30 p.m. | Recap/Video May 24 - Waterloo, National Cattle Congress - 5:30 p.m. | Recap/Video May 25 - Clear Lake, Surf Ballroom - 5:30 p.m. | Recap/Video June 6 - Okoboji, Arnold's Park Amusement Park - 5:30 p.m. | Recap/Video June 7 - Omaha, Henry Doorly Zoo - 6 p.m. | Recap/Video
2011 Mid-day Stops
May 11 - Pella, Vermeer Global Pavilion - 12 p.m. | Recap/Video May 12 - Dubuque, Grand River Center - 12 p.m. | Recap/Photos May 24 - Osceola, Terrible's Lakeside Casino - 12 p.m. | Recap/Photos May 25 - Charles City, Floyd County Fairgrounds - 12 p.m. | Recap/Photos June 6 - Carroll, Carroll Country Club - 11:30 a.m. | Recap/Photos June 7 - Sioux City, Location - Henry Doorly Zoo - 12 p.m. Recap/Photos
May 13 - Davenport, LeClaire Park, 5-7 p.m. | >> Recap May 14 - Cedar Rapids, Lindale Mall, 5-7 p.m. | >> Recap May 27 - Sioux City, Long Lines Family Rec Center, 5-7 p.m. | >> Recap May 28 - Council Bluffs/Omaha, Qwest Center, 5-7 p.m. | >> Recap June 8 - Minneapolis, Nicollet Island Pavilion, 6-8 p.m. | >> Recap June 9 - Waterloo, National Cattle Congress, 5-7 p.m. | >> Recap June 10 - Ottumwa, Bridge View Center, 5-7 p.m. | >> Recap
2009 Mid-day Stops
May 13 - Marshalltown YMCA - 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. May 27 - Carroll Golf & Country Club - 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. June 8 - Mason City First Citizens Bank - 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.