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Winter Games 38: Results are in!

The results are in for the 38th Annual U of O Winter Games Chili Cook-off sponsored by REMAX Lakes Realty: Best Business/Overall Winner: All Pets Best Non-profit: Ingham Okoboji Bible Camp Best Booth: Mustang Entertainment   Chocolate Classic sponsored by Ingvall Real Estate Team: 1st: Mary Abbott 2nd: Creative Cakes 3rd: TIE between Mr. Fudge … Read more

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2018 Cheerleaders Announced

After collecting nominations for all of December and holding community-wide voting on January 3rd and 4th, we have officially tallied up the votes! We now present to you the 2018 University of Okoboji Winter Games Cheerleaders:   John Hight, Okoboji John was born and raised in Dickinson County and has chosen this as his permanent … Read more

Winter Games 38: Chair & Co-Chair Announced!

  The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the Chair & Co-Chair of the 38th Annual University of Okoboji Winter Games scheduled for January 25-28, 2018.   Chair of the 38th Annual University of Okoboji Winter Games is Ryan Davelaar. Ryan is the Assistant Vice President of Real Estate Lending … Read more

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Winter Games 37: That’s a Wrap!

The results are in for the 37th Annual U of O Winter Games Bean Bag Toss Tournament sponsored by KICD​ and Parks Marina​: 1st: Team Smith 2nd: Lumberjacks Shacks 3rd: Bayside Tigers 4th: Garmins Consolation Winner: Ash Creek Consolation Runner-up: Shuck This Broomball sponsored by Shaw’s of Okoboji​: 1st: Martins 2nd: Winkelhox 3rd: Bat Removal … Read more

Winter Games Cheerleaders: VOTES ARE IN

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the 8 Dickinson County residents who have been elected to cheer loud and proud at the 37th Annual University of Okoboji Winter Games presented by Parks Marina. On January 4 & 5, the general public was encouraged to visit the Chamber office and … Read more

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Registration open for Winter Games 37!

Great news for all our Winter Games fanatics, REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Winter Games 37 is under two months away, and spots fill up quickly! Visit www.uofowintergames.com/event-registration-information to get signed up for all your favorite events. We know things get busy during the holiday season, so we want to help make your lives a little easier. We are … Read more

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Winter Games 37 Chair & Co-Chair Announced

  The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the Chair & Co-Chair of the 37th Annual University of Okoboji Winter Games scheduled for January 26-29, 2017. Chair Greta Gruys is an Iowa Great Lakes Area native who returned to the area with her husband Nate to raise their three young … Read more

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First Winter Games 37 Meeting

Next Tuesday, November 1st is the first University of Okoboji Winter Games Meeting. We will meet at 5:30 PM in the Hedberg Theater located in the Maritime Museum in Arnolds Park. Event chairs, volunteers, and community members are invited to discuss the plans for this fun NW Iowa tradition. If you would like to host … Read more

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Winter Games 36 Results

2016 Winter Games Results Kickball sponsored by The Garden’s 1st I- State 2nd The Thirsty Ducks   Chili Overall – Xtreme Country & Sunshine Foods Best Business – The Okoboji Store Best Nonprofit – Knights of Columbus Best Booth – Casey’s of Spirit Lake   Chess Adult- Jodene Kruse, Sibley, IA 6-2 Grade 1st Place … Read more

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Winter Games 36 Cheerleaders Announced!

University of Okoboji Winter Games 36 Cheerleaders Announced The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 8 Dickinson County residents who have been elected to cheer on participants throughout our campus during the 36th Annual University of Okoboji Winter Games presented by Parks Marina and The Barefoot Bar. On Tuesday … Read more

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2016 Chair Nick Stauss and Greta Gruys

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Chair & Co-Chair of the 36th Annual University of Okoboji Winter Games scheduled January 29-31, 2016. Chair Nick Stauss is a lifelong resident of the Iowa Great Lakes and a graduate of Spirit Lake High School. Nick resides in Spirit Lake and … Read more