Sponsor Resources

Below are some of our wonderful sponsors. We are blessed by the support of those in our local community. It has enabled us to reach out to our youth.

If you would like to sponsor Defender Basketball for the 2014-15 season, please contact us!

If you would like to financially contribute to DMI, please print this PDF form and send with a check to:
Defender Ministry Inc
155 North 18th Ave
Hiawatha, IA 52233

Defender Ministry Inc is a nonprofit organization currently in the 501(c)(3) application process.

Brecke Mechanical Contractors

We provide unparalleled mechanical contracting services that are professional, conscientious, and safety-focused. We design, install, maintain and service mechanical, boiler, chemical, water, sewer, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and plumbing systems. As a company, we are committed to providing cost-effective solutions for all of your critical building infrastructure needs.

5 Star Plumbing

At 5 Star Plumbing we make sure all our employees are held to the highest standards and are background checked, and highly skilled. Not only will they fix your home’s issue, but they will remain professional and treat you and your family with the highest level of respect. We operate 24 hours 7 days a week. This response – to service requests has endeared us to more than loyal residential customers.

True North Companies

TrueNorth is a collaborative insurance and financial strategies firm with resourceful, ambitious specialists who provide advantage beyond what you have come to expect from a typical insurance agency. TrueNorth helps businesses & individuals with their risk management and employee benefit needs. TrueNorth offers an experienced and committed service team who supports select families, business owners, healthcare professionals and institutions seeking asset management. We can provide solutions for not only your home, car or life but also your health.

Budget Car Rental

At Budget Car Sales and Rental, we let the car speak for itself and let you decide which vehicle meets your needs. We work hard providing a large selection of the most popular domestic and imported used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs at factory direct fleet prices. The Budget Advantage adds up to more than great savings on a top quality vehicle. It also means an enjoyable purchase experience and terrific customer service. We hand select the finest vehicles from our rental fleet and other fleets. Inquire here on our web site, or visit us in person, either way, you won’t be disappointed!

The Family Pickers

We are a family business teaching our children entrepreneurial skills by purchasing and reselling items online. We also desire to encourae like-minded families that they too can have a family business in an ever growing corporate world.

Zoned Strategies

We help entrepreneurs and their leadership teams simplify, clarify and achieve their vision. The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) helps companies get better at three things - VISION, TRACTION, and HEALTH. At the end of our journey together, organizations using EOS find that everyone is 100% on the same page with where the company is going and exactly how it's going to get there. Company leaders work together as a more cohesive, functional team and everyone in the organization makes progress each day towards achieving the vision.

Taking a targeted approach to business results, we help businesses improve their people, processes, products and the people they serve by first assessing the organization as a whole and then determining the greatest area of need and the appropriate solution. Zoned Strategies provides an experienced eye for companies desiring to increase their bottom line by helping them:

  • Develop their people
  • Create new and innovative products
  • Reduce the waste in processes and increase quality in their products and services
  • Increase market share, customer retention, and customer satisfaction

We have a proven track record of success, a wide breadth of experience in multiple disciplines and partner with a vast network of experts. Steve Wilson has personally trained over 1000 Lean Six Sigma practitioners and over 1000 leaders and managers from over 100 companies.

Horizons Family

Horizons, A Family Service Alliance is dedicated to providing opportunities for human development in order to improve the quality of individual and family lives. With its headquarters at 819 Fifth Street SE in Cedar Rapids, Horizons provides a variety of human services across East-Central Iowa including:

  • Meals On Wheels

  • Consumer Credit Counseling Services

  • Family Outreach Programs

  • Mental Health Counseling

RC Tech

Our mission at RC Tech is to bring the best technology solutions to your business or home. As your trusted electronic integrator, we will work closely with you to design and install your perfect system. For businesses, we provide the technology solutions you need to run your business: Voice & Data Wiring, Surveillance, Fiber Optic, Overhead Paging, Conference Room AV, Lighting Control & Background Music. If you’re a home owner or builder, we will work with you to create a customized solution including: Whole House AV, Surveillance, Home Theaters, Networking & Wi-Fi, Lighting and Control & Structured Wiring. RC Tech…bringing the future of home and business connectivity to you today.  The possibilities for your business & home are endless. CONTACT US TODAY at sales@rctechia.com or 319.294.4388. You can also check us out by visiting our website  www.rctechia.com

Affordable Heating and Cooling

We are a family owned business, serving the great state of Iowa. Our goal is to provide you with superior products at an extraordinary cost. We pride ourselves in handling every client with honesty, integrity, and respect. Affordable Heating and Cooling uses quality products from the best manufacturers in the world and are among the top dealers with "Lennox". From Commercial to Residential, we provide products and services to meet your specific needs. We look forward to providing world class service to you.

Iowa Appliance Center

Iowa Appliance Center is a family-owned discount Appliances, Electronics store based in Marion, IA. Since 2012, Iowa Appliance Center has served customers in Marion, Cedar Rapids, Anamosa, Iowa City, Hiawatha, Waterloo, North Liberty, Coralville, Mt Vernon, Solon and Center Point with low prices on Appliances, Electronics products and top notch customer service.

Preferred Energy Consultants

Preferred Energy Consultants is one of Eastern Iowa’s largest and most recommended residential energy consulting firms specializing in multi-family and single family housing projects. We are also working on the first DOE challenge home to be built in the State of Iowa in 2014. Our team has experience on hundreds of projects across Eastern Iowa, with programs like Energy Star 3.0, Green Streets, Federal Tax Credits, and maximizing REBATES from Utility Companies to ensure homes are built and meet the most stringent criteria.

The ESCO Group

The Esco Group was founded in 1965, as ESCO Electric. In the past 45+years, the Group grew from a two-man operation from home, to a company that employs over 200 people with three offices throughout Iowa. ESCO maintains the values of a home-grown, genuine company, but has the experience, proficiency, and resources of a major, competitive business that offers expert services with top-notch employees who are committed to the success of the clients they serve.


Trade professionals trust Ferguson to provide exceptional service, quality products, and the detailed knowledge required to make their business successful. Whatever your business requires - we are here to make it easy for you. Ferguson is the largest distributor of Residential and Commercial plumbing supplies and PVF, and one of the largest distributors of HVAC and Waterworks in the US. With 1,350 locations a Ferguson professional customer has access to our vast distribution network. We carry all the best and most-recognized brands, cutting edge technology & inventory management solutions, and much more! Plus, our associates have the in-depth product knowledge to help you get your job done in the most efficient way.

Cotton Gallery

Searching for custom screen printed T-shirts, jerseys or embroidered clothing? Marion, Iowa's Cotton Gallery has everything you are looking for, and more. With a wide selection of shirt colors, embroidery thread colors, and screen print options, the possibilities are endless. We have experience working with small sector companies as well as doing screen print t-shirts for big box stores in Marion, IA.