Students plan Community Olympics for July 22-24 – EVENT CANCELLED


Marshalltown High School students are planning a Community Olympics event July 22-24. Pictured are organizers, from left, Trevor Lewis, Morgan Van Staalduine, Isabella Pedersen and Katie Matney.




Olympic fever will hit Marshalltown prior to the Summer Olympics in Rio this year.

A group of Marshalltown High School Student Senate members are organizing the Marshalltown Community Summer Olympic Games from July 22- 24. All ages and skill levels are invited to these events, which will include community members competing for medals and for fun.

“It will be fun and family-friendly and a type of event that we haven’t had in Marshalltown for a lot of years,” said Morgan Van Staalduine, senior class president at MHS who came up with this idea and leads this effort.

Scheduled events include cycling, tennis, soccer, track and field, swimming and volleyball.

The group said this is a way to get the Student Senate more involved in the community and not just the school.

“Student Senate has not been involved in the community as much as we would like to be,” said Isabella Pedersen.

The opening ceremony will be at 6 p.m. on July 22 at the MHS Roundhouse with the closing ceremony at 5 p.m. on July 24 at the MHS track.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Sports Page store in the Marshalltown Mall, the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA or accessed by visiting Fees vary depending on the sport.

Proceeds from the events will go to help fund clubs at MHS and toward a yet-to-be determined community project. The group is also looking for volunteers for the events.

For more information on volunteering, email

Community Olympics Schedule of events

‪July 22
Opening Ceremony, 6 p.m. MHS Roundhouse

July 23
Cycling, 7:30 a.m. – Bike path starting at little league diamonds
Tennis, 10 a.m. – MHS tennis courts
Soccer, 10 a.m. – Marshalltown Area Soccer Club fields
Track and Field, 4 p.m. – MHS track

‪July 24
Volleyball, 8 a.m. – MHS Roundhouse
Swimming, 10 a.m. – Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA
Closing Ceremony, 5 p.m. MHS track