ABOUT US

The Iowa Racquetball Association (IRA) is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered by the United States Racquetball Association.  Our mission statement is as follows: "To promote, improve and expand the sport of racquetball in Iowa."  We will do so by hosting State and National tournaments, holding clinics with a focus on encouraging juniors to participate in racquetball, purchasing equipment for new players, sending e-mails and updating our website with news about Iowa racquetball.  We will be continually raising funds to assist in carrying out our mission statement.

The IRA was revived in September 2012, and is formed with seven active members: Rob Paulsen (President), Susan Acoymo (Vice President), Dan Horner (Secretary), Josh Paul (Treasurer), Jeff Burbank (board member), Mike Gleason (board member) and Andy Pearson (board member). The IRA holds a minimum of quarterly meetings.  Want to know what's been discussed?  Check out our meeting minutes listed at the bottom of this page.

 

Here are just a few things the IRA has accomplished since September 2012...

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

Click HERE for a copy of the Iowa Racquetball Association by-laws.

 

MEETING MINUTES:

September 22, 2012

November 18, 2012

January 5, 2013

January 19, 2013

February 3, 2013

April 6, 2013

May 8, 2013

May 20, 2013

June 3, 2013

June 10, 2013

June 17, 2013

June 21, 2013

August 6, 2013

September 3, 2013

EVENTS:

  • Iowa Open (2013-present)

  • Wrecking Ball (2013-2015)

  • Quad City Open (2014-present)

  • Downtown Showdown (2015)

  • Fall Classic (2016 & 2017)

  • Winter Classic (2016)

  • Coach Jim Winterton Camps (2013 & 2014)

JUNIOR FOCUS:

  • Coach Winterton Scholarships (2014-2018)

  • Personal Scholarships (2014-2018)

  • Beginner Scholarships (2014-present)

  • Hosted Junior Jamboree (2013)

  • Junior State Championships (2014-present)

  • Thurs/Sat free coaching clinics for juniors

  • Reduced fees for junior events

  • Assist with fundraising for Junior Nationals

NATIONAL LEVEL:

  • Hosted Junior National Olympics (2018)

  • Hosted Wilson Junior Nationals (2013)

  • $500 donation to Junior National Team (2015)

  • $1,000 donation to Junior National Team (2014)

  • $3,000 donation to Junior National Team (2013)

  • Assist with funding to send Benjamin Horner to Junior Worlds (2016)