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A Win for Drake Football and Citizen Relations in China

Earlier this year there was a unique addition to the Drake football team game schedule; one that would take them half way around the world. To China to be exact. It's true, with the help of Global Football, Drake lined up a game against a Chinese all-star team in the Drake-China Ambassadors Bowl in Beijing on Saturday, May 26 at 1 pm local time (12 am US CDT). This twelve day trip was a part of a larger movement to increase citizen-to-citizen relationships through athletics, and what better place to go than our sister state of Hebei, China? The actual game took place in Beijing, which is in a neighboring state, however they spent much of their time in Hebei exploring the area and culture. A

Iowans to the Yucatán: Looking Back at our Partnership

From scholarships to immersion tours to planting herbs together, citizens in Iowa and Yucatán have been working hard to bring our two communities together. Already this spring we have had multiple meetings and trips between Iowa and Yucatán and are excited to be moving forward in a multitude of diverse areas. A couple highlights of our recent work is setting the foundation for an organizational structure for persons with disabilities in Yucatán, a UNI trip to twelve Yucatán schools, information exchanges about ecotourism, and donations from Iowans to set up programs for university exam tutors for students. Check out the full newsletter on our Yucatán page!

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Last Updated: September 8, 2020