Pony Express Riders of Iowa, Inc. is a network of volunteer
"Riders" who host fundraisers in their home county throughout the year. No formal
qualifications are needed
to become a member
of Pony Express - men, women, and children join in the common cause of
helping children and adults with disabilities. The money raised is used
to benefit Camp Sunnyside in Des Moines, IA. The
"Riders" receive no compensation for their time, the smiles on
the children's faces and knowing they've made a difference in their
lives is the truest reward!
Johnson, Leo Gray, and Wayne Neilson had the idea to ride "Pony
Express Style" county to county, not to carry mail but to carry money to help Iowa
children and adults with disabilities.
first ride, March 30, 1968 raised $12,000.00 in NW Iowa. The success
spurred them to expand the ride throughout the state the following year.
the annual ride held Easter weekend involves horses, many members don't
ride or own horses. With regional rides starting at various points
across the state on Good Friday and
in Des Moines, IA for the big ride into Camp Sunnyside on Saturday
afternoon, the event concludes Saturday night with a Victory dance to
announce the year's grand total. In the 40 plus years, Pony Express
Riders of Iowa have raised over 9 million dollars for Camp Sunnyside.
Other states have
patterned groups after the Iowa Model but none have come close to
matching the success and support of Iowa's Pony Express.
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Just a reminder from Kim Gamble, of Central Iowa Pony Express, Sunday March 8th At 3:30pm is our next meeting. The bowling event will be discussed and so will ride weekend. Very important to get everyone's input and feed back. Hope to see you all there.
|March 6 - 8
|| Iowa Deer Classic
||Iowa Event Center, Des Moines
||Dance/Auction, Music by Brooke Turner Dance/ Auction / Raffle items
||Wibholm Hall @ Page County Fairgrounds
|March 7 at 5:00 PM
||White Elephant Auction
||The Duck Stop in Mallard
||9 Pin No Tap Bowling Tournament - See flyer for details
Central Iowa PE Meeting 3:30PM Kim Gamble"s Place Across from Equine Referral
Bowlers are still needed for this event
Saturday March 21st at 1pm is our Pony Bowl. 9 pin no tap event in Pleasant Hill at Premeir bowling(formally Strikers) WE NEED BOWLERS!! up to 5 people per lane... we have 20 lanes reserved. Cost is $20 per person( 3 games, shoes) We also have a silent auction and 50/50 drawings. So please come out and support us and help out with Auction items if you can.