Human Foosball Game Raises Money for Youth Shelter

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WAUKEE, Iowa – It was a foosball game played larger than life Sunday in Waukee. The Youth Emergency Shelter and Services hosted the first annual human foosball tournament in Waukee. About 200 people divided into teams to raise money for the shelter.

YESS employee and participant, Max Jensen, laughed “Those balls come fast and furious and sometimes you can see it and sometimes you can’t. It’s a lot of fun. Its organized chaos which is something I enjoy.”

The organization serves at–risk children by providing shelter, counseling and crisis care. The money raised will go towards funding the shelter’s expansion project CEO Stephan Quick said.

“We’re expanding our facility; we currently have 60 beds and were adding 32 more. We just see an increased need for our services.”

The tournament raised $10,000.

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