The Indianola Community Youth Foundation exists to
give back to the Indianola youth and community.

THE CHUTE Basketball Camp

March 24th, 2015

ICYF, the Indianola High School girls and boys basketball coaches, and STG Sports will be holding a basketball camp June 8-9, 2015, in the Blake Fieldhouse.

The focus of the camp is on specific skills:

1. Proper shooting technique

2. Footwork

3. Offensive moves.

The cost of the camp is $70 per camper.

Session Times (grades refer to players’ grades 2015-16 school year)

9th-12th grade boys & girls — 8:30-11:30 am, June 8 & 9

4th-8th grade boys & girls — 12:30-3:30 pm, June 8 & 9

TO REGISTER: Complete this form: The Chute Registration

Mail the completed form and payment to


PO Box 423

Indianola, IA 50125


ICYF Nutrition Banners

November 26th, 2014

Kristina Quijano, Trey Bunting, Ryan Lehr, Madeline Green, Emily Coffey, Cameron Loew, Cam Bunting, Kayla Quijano. (Not pictured: Kam Hartung)

ICYF partnered with Jennifer DeWall at Nutrition in Motion last year to create free sports-specific nutrition plans for the Indianola community. To help promote healthy eating habits, and good character, we worked with Molly Rogalla and created banners to be rotated around at the local elementary schools featuring Indianola High School seniors. These seniors were nominated by their coaches as people who demonstrate excellent leadership skills and are great teammates.

Be sure to look for the banners at the elementary schools and the group banner in a local business. Go Indians!

**If you are interested in learning more about this campaign, please contact ICYF, MRogalla Photography, or Nutrition in Motion.**

National High School Hall of Fame

March 4th, 2014

Casey Blake will be inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame this summer.

Five outstanding former high school athletes, including legendary Cleveland Browns’ tight end Ozzie Newsome from Alabama and pro basketball star Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway from Tennessee, headline the 2014 class of the National High School Hall of Fame.

Joining Newsome and Hardaway as athletes in the 2014 class are Casey Blake, a four-sport star at Indianola (Iowa) High School, who had a 13-year professional baseball career; Michael Devereaux, a four-sport standout at Kelly Walsh High School in Casper, Wyoming, who enjoyed an 12-year professional baseball career; and Suzy Powell, a basketball and track and field star at Thomas Downey High School in Modesto, California, who competed in three Olympic Games.

These five individuals, along with four high school coaches, one contest official, one administrator and one in the performing arts, will be inducted into the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) National High School Hall of Fame July 2 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. The 32nd Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be the closing event of the 95th annual NFHS Summer Meeting.

Congratulations, Casey!


Cards with Casey 2015

February 10th, 2015

Join ICYF for Cards with Casey: a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament on Saturday, March 7 at 5:30 pm.

We’ll have a fun-filled evening of Texas Hold ‘Em poker, food catered from Valentine Food Company, drink and prizes with former Major League baseball player Casey Blake. Secure your spot today by preregistering, and bring your $100 registration fee with you the day of the tournament. Cash and check will be accepted. Visa cards will be presented to tournament winners.

All proceeds go to the Indianola Community Youth Foundation, working to benefit the youth of Indianola.
All participants must be at least 21 years of age.

Cards with Casey gets under way at 5:30 p.m., at 2008 E. Second Ave. in Indianola.
Registration opens at 5:00 p.m.

Register in Advance!

Winter Weather Has Arrived!

November 13th, 2014


With the start of the cold weather, the Upper Track at the Blake Fieldhouse is now open Mondays-Fridays at 5:30-6:30 am for those who want to run or walk in the mornings.

ICYF will continue to have open gym in the evenings and weekends, with exceptions for school activities and tournaments. Please remember to check the schedules posted at the Blake Fieldhouse, and our calendar page for activities.

For example: no open gym this Friday night (11/14/14) due to a Middle School dance, and no open gym Saturday or Sunday because the Indianola Booster Club basketball tournament is happening all weekend.



When is the Blake Fieldhouse available for open gym?

There is no open gym May 20-27. The Blake Fieldhouse will be set up during that week for high school graduation ceremonies.


6-9 pm

This is the general schedule. Remember to check for updates and modifications as needed.

Open Gym includes access to the upper track.

**Please check our calendar page for school activities that change the start time for open gym (volleyball, basketball, or wrestling events) or events on the weekends that cancel open gym (tournaments, craft fairs).**

Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult during open gym.

Schedule changes will be sent out on our Facebook page, Twitter account, and to our email address list for open gym updates (sign up form found below).

Click here for the school district calendar of activities.

The Chris Street Memorial Gymnasium, also located at the Indianola Middle School, is managed by the school and open at various times throughout the year.