Des Moines Jaycees Partners with Plus1Games for Group Sport Activities

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Local Young Professionals-oriented organization takes first step in improving management of park and rec events

This partnership with Plus1Games gives the Jaycees an opportunity to empower our members to get active and to meet new people. - Janet Vu Nguyen, President, Des Moines Jaycees.

Plus1Games is excited to announce that the Des Moines Jaycees chapter has decided to work with Plus1Games for promoting group sport activities in the area. Together we hope to generate strong ties in the young professional community by providing them support in finding fun, safe and healthy events in which to participate.

“I have been meeting with new and old Jaycee members to discuss the purpose of the Jaycees” shares President of the Des Moines Jaycees, Janet Vu Nguyen. “I asked them questions like ‘Why are you a Jaycee?’ and ‘What drew you to this organization?’ We all had various reasons for why we decided to join this organization, but we all seem to agree on one thing – we want to build new connections. It's not all about the Professional and Personal Development or the Community Impact projects; our members just want to spend time with like-minded individuals”.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Iowa Jaycees, and the National Jaycees are all working towards the betterment of the region through economic, civic, and community services. Plus1Games has joined their ranks in order to publicize their events and to provide new opportunities for businesses and citizens to come together, both to stimulate economic growth and to develop a stronger community spirit. The Jaycees work with young professionals, especially those who have little free time and wish to be active in that time, and who will benefit from the easy access to updated information about local and state sport-based groups and events.

The Jaycee mission statement is “To provide development opportunities to empower young people to create positive change”. Nguyen says, “This partnership with Plus1Games gives the Jaycees an opportunity to empower our members to get active and to meet new people. Creating positive change in the community starts with creating positive change in our own lives.”

The Des Moines Jaycees look forward to using Plus1Games to get the word out about events designed for young professional individuals and teams, as well as their families. These events include their upcoming charity races and organized fund-raising sport competitions. Plus1Games offers many services, including posting games and parks data, managing memberships and fields, processing payments, and promoting healthy activities, and more.

“We are extremely excited to work with Janet and the Des Moines Jaycees,” said Shawn Wagner, commissioner and founder of Plus1Games. “Having been a part of the Des Moines and Clive Jaycees since 2009, it was great to have their support in my startup.”

Contact Shawn Wagner at if you are interested in learning more.

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About Plus1Games: Plus1Games is working to improve the health and happiness of people through shared activities. We'll help people find places to play the games they love and the people who will join in having fun! Visit to learn more and get started today.

About Des Moines Jaycees: Des Moines Jaycees mission is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change through being a leading global network of young active citizens. To learn more about the Des Moines Jaycees, visit their website at

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