Corndog Kickoff Games

May 1, 2023
Intern's picture

Happy May Day! Last week I highlighted some of our upcoming events, one of them being the annual Corndog Kickoff Auction. While I’m sure most of you are aware of the Benefit Auction being the main component of this fundraiser, you may not know some of the other things we are offering. So, let me fill you in!

If you like good food and you’re not afraid to try something new, Dining Delights sounds like the perfect thing for you. This is a foodie’s dream! It involves gift cards to different restaurants around the state. For $20, participants will be able to draw a mystery gift card as their prize. We are currently welcoming gift card donations. We ask for gift cards with a $25 value. We would appreciate these donations from restaurants or if you have a favorite restaurant you want to share maybe you would consider donating a gift card from it. This way, you can support your local businesses as well as our foundation AND share your favorite restaurant with someone who might love it and share with someone else! Who knows, maybe you will draw one of your old favorites or end up trying something new that you may not have before!

If you’re always up for surprises, the Mystery Prize Game is probably for you. All you have to do is purchase a mystery envelope at the event for $15. Make sure you grab yours right when you get there though, as we will only be selling 250 envelopes. There is over $2400 worth of prizes, don’t miss out!

Some prizes in the Mystery Prize Game will include:

-2 ISF Grand Stand Tickets of your choice

-VIP Parking

-On-Grounds Parking

-$5 ISF merchandise coupon

-$5 in ISF food vouchers

-Admission Ticket

-Ye Old Mill Ride Ticket

-Sky Glider Ride Ticket

-Giant Slide Ride Ticket

-Free Bottle of Water

-Cup of Cookies Voucher


No matter which envelope you get, every envelope is a winner so nobody goes home empty handed!

Halfway through the live auction, we will be playing a 50/50 raffle game. You may purchase a souvenir bandana or “rag’’ for just $10 to participate. During the game, you will either hold it up in the air or down by your side. The auctioneer will be flipping a coin, heads being rags up and tails rags down. If you choose correctly, you can remain standing and will continue to play. If you choose wrong, you sit down. The game will go on until there is one lucky person left standing. Our winner will receive half of the amount raised from rag sales. In 2022, our winner took home $3,925! You could go from rags to riches!

If you’re looking for something new at the Corndog Kickoff and have a sweet tooth, you’re in luck. This year we will be having a Dessert Auction as another way to raise funds for the foundation. 25 treats from local bakers will be up for grabs so keep your eyes out for your favorite dessert!

Anyone that wants their sweet treat featured in this year’s auction can contact Faith at: or by calling the Foundation at 515-262-3111 (EXT. 379).

We are excited to offer these games again this year and believe there is truly something for everyone at this event. If you have any questions, or are interested in contributing to the Corndog Kickoff Benefit Auction, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We can be reached at 515-262-3111 (EXT 378.) We hope to see many old and new faces this year and hope many of you are ready for a night to remember in July!

-Macy loecke, Public Relations Intern