Copyright Granny Basketball League 2005-2017


 A gentle game for women of a certain age.



Individual Player $20

New Team $50

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The Granny Basketball League season typically runs January through May, with games played at various venues and hosted by the home team. Because of travel involved, several games may be played in one day.

Each division (East, West and South) has separate schedules and play games against the other teams in their division. Inter-divisional games may be played, as well. The Iowa State Tournament takes place in June and the National Tournament in July. In addition, Granny Basketball will be a new event in the Kansas Senior Games this fall.

We also have traveled to perform exhibition game fund raisers in Chicago; Honolulu; Jefferson City, Mo.; Lake Charles, La.; Lawrence, Kan.; and many more.

In addition to fund raisers, Granny players are often invited to college games to serve as halftime or pre-game entertainment. We’ve played at the University of Iowa, Iowa State, Drake, Coe, UNI, Mount Mercy, the University of Minnesota, Washburn University and the University of Kansas.

Chicago, Minneapolis, Des Moines, Hawaii, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and more!


We Get Around....

Events Calendar





Jan 6-14


Granny Basketball Hawaii Outreach Trip

Jan 21


Cedar Rapids Jamboree

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1361 7th Ave., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jan 21

2017 team rosters are due

Jan 22


Granny Basketball practices begin at Olathe Recreation Center

Sundays, 5 to 6 p.m.

Jan 28


Referee Clinic - Eastern Division

Franklin Hotel, 201 Elkader St., Strawberry Point, IA

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jan 31

2016 team financial reports are due

Mar 5


Tour of Allen Field House

Kansas Granny Basketball League players, fans, family and friends to tour Allen Field House at the University of Kansas at 4:30 p.m.

Mar 11


Granny Basketball fundraiser game with Highway Patrol

benefitting Child Care Aware, Ursuline Academy, 341 South Sappington Rd., St. Louis, MO.  Starts at 2 p.m.

Mar 31


Newton YMCA Granny Basketball Fundraiser Event

Berg Middle School, Newton, IA.  7 to 9 p.m.

Grannies take on town celebrities as the Y kicks off its Annual Support Campaign. Half-time pie auction.

Apr 22


Kansas Granny Basketball Jamboree

Wildcat Activity Center, 7 S. Peoria, Louisburg, KS

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Apr 29


Texas and Louisiana Granny Basketball Games

DeRidder, LA

May 13


Eastern Iowa Senior Challenge

Washington High School, Cedar Rapids, IA

Jun 23-25


Iowa State Granny Basketball Tournament and Banquet

Valley High School Fieldhouse, West Des Moines, IA

Banquet is June 23; Tournament is June 24-25.

Jul 21


Iowa Character Counts Awards Banquet

Prairie Meadows Event Center, Altoona, IA

Click here to read about the

"Pursuing Victory with Honor Award"

and other 2017 Iowa Character Award recipients.

Jul 23


Exhibition Event

Grannies vs. Norway High School Alumni

Norway, IA

Jul 29


National Granny Basketball Tournament

Cleveland County YMCA, Norman, OK

Sept 2


Granny Basketball Information & Connections Meeting

Santa Fe Family Life Center, 6300 N. Santa Fe, Oklahoma City

10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, in the Atrium

Sept 16


Kansas Senior Games / Granny Basketball Tournament

Whiting Field House, Washburn University, Topeka, KS

Registration closes September 2:


Jan 6-14


Granny Basketball Cruise

Cruise ship departs Fort Lauderdale, FL, on Jan. 7. Stops at Nassau, Bahamas, St. Maarten, St. Thomas islands.

The ship has a basketball court, so we can play on board.

Deposit due by Sept. 9, 2017.

Contact Jane Suiter for more information.

Jan 20


Cedar Rapids Jamboree

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1361 7th Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.   (Snow date TBD.)

Jul 14


National Granny Basketball Tournament

Cleveland County YMCA, Norman, OK

Granny Basketball tournaments, fundraisers, special events and calendar items will be posted here.  The 2017 League Schedule can be found on the Schedules page.

For more information or to schedule an event, contact Jane Suiter at :


Lincoln, IL - The Phantoms

Des Moines