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

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!

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!


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.



Blake Fieldhouse Open Gym Schedule

October 13th, 2014

We’re at that time of year when the Blake Fieldhouse has lots of activity. We’ll do our best to keep you updated with the open gym schedule so you know when the Fieldhouse is available to the community. Remember to check our calendar page for the ICYF schedule and activities happening in the Blake Fieldhouse. 

Beginning mid-October, Indianola Basketball Association teams will have practice on courts 2, 3 and 4 in the Blake Fieldhouse in the evenings 5:45-9:30 pm. No practices will be held on court 1 (Shull Family Court) and it will be available for open gym. When there are school events for the Indianola School District, open gym is either cancelled or has a later start time to allow the event to end. Messages will be sent out via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and our email list. The monthly calendar will have those events listed ahead of time to allow you to plan ahead.

The upper track is available during open gym and IBA practices.

Open Gym will continue on the weekends 1-5 pm, with some exceptions. This Saturday, 10/18/14, there is no open gym due to the CIML Metro Volleyball Tournament. Starting Sunday, October 26, IBA league games will be in the Blake FIeldhouse. There is no open gym on those Sundays.

Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult during open gym. Have questions about open gym? Click here for our FAQ page.



When is the Blake Fieldhouse open to the public?

No open gym Tuesday, March 3 — the ICDA 7th and 8th grade Honor Choir has a concert


5:45-9:30 pm

Weekends 1-5 pm


Court 1 (Shull Family Court) and the upper track are available during open gym on weeknights. All courts and the upper track are available on weekends.

**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.