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3-Point Play: Inspiring fans to live healthier | Wellmark

Partnering with your favorite team

Wellmark works alongside universities in Iowa and South Dakota to inspire sports fans to eat right, move more and feel better. Here's how it works:

Each time a successful field goal is kicked or a three-point shot is made, nominated hometowns have a chance to receive funding to put towards building vibrant, active communities. Since 2010, the program has raised more than $1,000,000 to support health projects.

Select your team to learn about the partnership and check funding progress and nominate your Iowa or South Dakota hometown for a chance to win this season's health project funding.

Giving back this season: $40,220

Lifetime giving: $1,071,470

Wellmark's 3-Point Play rules and regulations PDF File

Select Your Iowa Team

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Drake University Founded 1881

University of Iowa logo


University of Iowa Founded in 1847

Iowa State Logo


Iowa State University Founded 1858

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University of Northern Iowa Founded in 1876

Select Your South Dakota Team

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University of South Dakota Founded in 1862

Supporting Iowa and South Dakota communities

In the 2021–2022 season, Iowa and South Dakota communities were awarded nearly $100,000 in community health improvement funding.

Winning Hometown University Affiliation Award Amount Project
Des Moines Drake University $11,340 Cohen Park revitalization
Danbury Iowa State University $19,020 In discovery
Miles University of Iowa $18,560 Playground enhancements
Pocahontas University of Northern Iowa $16,520 In discovery

South Dakota
Winning Hometown University Affiliation Award Amount Project
Bridgewater South Dakota State University $18,320 In discovery
White Lake University of South Dakota $12,740 In discovery