Opportunity on Deck Named a 2020 Healthiest State Award Finalist

The Healthiest State Initiative has announced the finalists for the 2020 Healthiest State Annual Awards. Individuals, communities, K-12 schools, early care providers, out-of-school programs and workplaces will be recognized for their efforts to improve the physical, social and emotional well-being of Iowans in their respective sectors at an awards ceremony on Feb. 6 in West Des Moines.


Whether you sign up as an individual or as part of a group, Opportunity on Deck is always looking for volunteers in a variety of areas. No sport experience required.


Opportunity on Deck is a free program for elementary-aged girls and boys throughout Central Iowa. We provide an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of a variety of sports with high school students, college students, parents, and other community role models.

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Help Us Reach Our 2019 Goals

Opportunity on Deck has set some lofty goals for 2019 and we need your help to get there! Opportunity on Deck would like to reach 1,000 participants this year, which will require the help of 250 volunteers and $150,000 in donations. Help us spread the word by letting families know about the programs we offer, signing up to volunteer, donating or letting us know about sponsorship or grant opportunities.”


Goal: 1,000  |  Current: 880



Goal: 250  |  Current: 215



Goal: $150,000  |  Current: $130,000