Rotary Club of West Polk County
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Kyle Davy, VP of Ticket Sales for the Iowa Energy was the guest presenter at the regular meeting of the Rotary Club of West Polk County on Monday, December 21st.  Kyle was invited by Sergeant of Arms and Rotarian Luke Vogel (CustomOne CFO & Controllers) to talk about the upcoming Polio Plus Night at the Iowa Energy.
Pictured (left) is Luke Vogel with Kyle Davy.
The Iowa Energy is an American professional basketball team based in Des Moines, Iowa. It is an affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies. They play in the Eastern Conference in the NBA Development League (NBA D-League), a minor league basketball organization owned and run by the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Polio Plus Night is a cooperative fundraising event between the Iowa Energy and Des Moines Area Rotary Clubs.  Rotary Club members are challenged to purchase tickets to the game at $16 a piece, half of which will be used toward polio eradication efforts (primarily vaccinations in third world countries).  We are so very close to eradicating this awful disease from our planet, so that future generations do not have fear its devastating effects.
The 8th annual Rotary Polio Plus night at the Iowa Energy will be on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Wells Fargo Arena.   As in past years, the tickets will be $16 each with the Iowa Energy donating $8 per ticket back to the club for Polio Eradication.  The Iowa Energy will be playing the Canton Charge with game time set for 7 p.m.
Mr. Davy shared a tremendous amount of information about the special event, but even more so about the current state of the Iowa Energy…there is a lot to get excited about with this team!   Here’s a synopsis about a few items that were shared…
The Iowa Energy has the most talent this year that they have ever had, due in large part to a restructuring of many of the teams in the D-League.   There are 19 teams in the league this year, the newest of which is the Toronto 905.  They plan to add at least three new teams in 2016, affiliates of Chicago, Brooklyn and Charlotte.
Davy believes that within a few years, there will be 30 D-League teams, to match the number of current NBA teams.  The talent level will also continue to increase as the league grows and players are able to see a clear path to the NBA along with the potential with increase salaries.  
The Rotary Club of West Polk County would like to thank Kyle Davy for his time and knowledge.  We would also like to encourage any and all to support the Iowa Energy, especially on Polio Plus Night.  Together we can and will win the fight against Polio.