Sponsorships of the Head of the Des Moines regatta are available at many levels. All sponsors and donors receive recognition in our printed materials and publicity, and are announced several times during the day in race announcements.

Sponsors may also include promotional materials in registration packets that are given to rowers. For more information about the opportunities and sponsorship levels, please use our see Sponsorship Opportunities. The Des Moines Rowing Club is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.

Sponsors for 2016

The Des Moines Rowing Club thanks the following companies and individuals for hosting races at our 2015 regatta. We appreciate their financial and in-kind contributions and encourage your support of them throughout the year. Please say thanks when you patronize them.

Regatta Sponsor: Ramsey Subaru

Gold Sponsors

  • Andrew and Katherine Hauser, M.D.
  • Meredith Corporation
  • Polk County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES)
  • Linda Railsback, M.D.

Silver Sponsors

  • Holiday Inn at Mercy Campus
  • Trudy Holman Hurd in honor of G. David Hurd
  • Ric and Carol Jurgens
  • Jethro’s BBQ & Jambalaya
  • Jim’s Johns, Inc.

30-Year Sponsors

Crystal Clear Water Company
3717 Delaware Avenue

Des Moines Rental Sales & Service, Inc.
4711 University Avenue

Electronic Engineering Company
1100 Keosauqua Way

Jim’s Johns, Inc.
1005 Boulder Avenue

Josephs Jewelry Stores
5425 George Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Polk County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES)
1040 Rittenhouse Street

Waste Connections of Iowa, Inc.
4705 NE 22nd Street

20-Year Sponsors

Trudy Holman Hurd in honor of G. David Hurd

Meredith Corporation
1716 Locust Street

Rich Stevens

Stevens Product Development

Race Sponsors

Atlantic Bottling Company
16200 Hickman Road
Waukee, IA 50263

Jocelyn Carter and Michael Shears

Des Moines Area Sports Commission
400 Locust Street, Suite 265

Des Moines Parks & Recreation Department

Des Moines Power Boat Club
600 Birdland Drive

Drake Diner
1111 25th Street

Fiberglass Art Marine
15646 20th Avenue
St. Charles

Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
400 Locust Street, Suite 265

Andrew and Katherine Hauser, M.D.

Holiday Inn at Mercy Campus
Official Regatta Hotel
1050 6th Avenue

Hy-Vee, Inc.
Stores near you

Jethro’s BBQ & Jambalaya
9350 University Avenue

Ric and Carol Jurgens

Krause Gentle Foundation

David Mable

John and Tonya Maher

Kathryn Mandsager

Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue

Mid-American Energy Company
P.O. Box 657

Dave Miller

Marc Movic and Susan Skinner

Terry Nittler

Kent Newman

Linda Railsback, M.D.

Ramsey Subaru
9625 Hickman Road
Urbandale, IA 50322

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

The family of Jamie Wade: Marti, Margaret, and Ann-Charlotte

Wellmark YMCA
6th and Grand

Ta-Yu Yang

Zanzibar’s Coffee Adventure
2723 Ingersoll Avenue

Para Rowing Sponsors

New to our regatta this year are adaptive rowing races. Thanks to the donors who have supported the Des Moines Rowing Club Para Rowing Initiative this year.

Ann & Mark Baiada
BAYADA Home Health

Andrew and Katherine Hauser, M.D.

Scott Turczynski

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Peg Roy

Hammer Medical Supply
1801 Second Avenue

Bob Brown Chevrolet
4724 Merle Hay Road