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Central College Receives $100,000 Legacy Grant from Prairie Meadows January 15, 2020

In an effort to support Central College's $6 million renovation of Douwstra Auditorium - the heart of Central's campus since 1939 - Prairie Meadows offered a $100,000 legacy grant for the $2.2 million Phase I segment of the project, which is now complete.

Prairie Meadows Announces Youth and Sports Recreational Grant Program January 15, 2020

As a nonprofit organization, Prairie Meadows supports organizations that foster arts and culture, education, economic development, and human services.

Prairie Meadows Hosts 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes January 15, 2020

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, Prairie Meadows hosted a networking event entitled "90 Ideas in 90 Minutes."

Prairie Meadows Sponsors Iowa Environmental Council's Pro H20 January 15, 2020

The Iowa Environmental Center (IEC), a nonpartisan alliance of individual and diverse organizations working together to protect and preserve Iowa's environment, hosted the Pro H2O fundraiser June 13, 2019 at River Center Eventorium.

The Gregory & Suzie Glazer Burt Boys & Girls Club Has Grand Opening January 15, 2020

Drake University and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa opened the Gregory & Suzie Glazer Burt Club August 23, 2019. The 21,000 square foot facility - which serves more than 200 area youths - was in built in part with a $400,000 Legacy grant from Prairie Meadows.

Urbandale Raises Funds for All-Inclusive Playground January 15, 2020

With more than 20,000 children with disabilities in the Des Moines metro, the city of Urbandale has announced plans to build an all-inclusive playground to provide opportunities for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy interactive equipment and outdoor activities.

US Submarine Veterans Receive $2,500 Grant January 15, 2020

Prairie Meadows was pleased to present a $2,500 grant to United States Submarine Veterans Incorporated for their segment of a new memorial highway that honors Iowa military veterans who served on submarines.

New Ronald McDonald House opens at MercyOne Children's Hospital January 8, 2020

A new Ronald McDonald House at MercyOne Children's Hospital will open to families tomorrow, Tuesday, January 7. It will be the second House serving central Iowa and the tenth in the nation location within a hospital.

How the YMCA helped one family be better together December 30, 2019

Julises Cerda, who's been a painter at Prairie Meadows for three years, enjoys coaching his five children at the Wellmark YMCA.

Design for Pleasantville bike trail extension complete December 23, 2019

The Pleasantville City Council is exploring the costs of extending the City's existing bike trail now that a design is complete.