HOW IT ALL BEGAN

Major League Baseball player and Indianola natives Casey Blake and his wife Abbie
initiated the Indianola Community Youth Foundation to fund efforts that will
benefit Indianola kids. The foundation was created as a way for the Blakes to give
back to their community and to build on Indianola’s reputation as a community committed to its youth.

THE FIRST MILLION

The million dollar donation from the Blakes was attached with one condition:
That the building renovations started within 24 months. The building will be connected to Indianola Middle School.

The first goal was to match the $1 million donation from Casey and Abbie Blake
and provide at least $2 million toward additional Indianola athletic facilities.

THE MILLION DOLLAR MATCH

The million dollar donation from the Blakes was attached with one condition:
That the building renovations started within 24 months. The building will be connected to Indianola Middle School.

The first goal was to match the $1 million donation from Casey and Abbie Blake
and provide at least $2 million toward additional Indianola athletic facilities.

BLAKE FIELDHOUSE

The Blake Fieldhouse was built and opened to the public August 2012.
The Fieldhouse hosts Mat Tribe, Soccer Tribe, Indianola Basketball Association, Indianola Volleyball Club,
Music Boosters, FFA, graduation ceremonies for area high schools, Big Band community dance,
Warren County job fair, Special Olympics, Honor choir and post prom events.

Partnered with Simpson College

The work-study program at Simpson College begins providing supervision for open gym.

First Annual Fund Drive

Our annual Hall of Fame Campaign allows ICYF to continue helping the youth of Indianola become the very best they can be.

OUR MISSION

To build on Indianola’s reputation as a community committed to its youth by providing opportunities for kids to develop their personal best, make good choices, model positive behaviors and build leadership skills.

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