GO Ministries

Over the past decade, IWU Hoops has been to the Dominican Republic with GO Ministries five times.  This has grown in to a mutually beneficial partnership that has propelled the program to new heights.   Though cutting down the nets is a great memory, it pales in comparison to sweating with your teammates and serving the poorest of the poor alongside a ministry that has taught us about what it really means to live 'IAm3rd' lives. Many IWU alums look back at their career and say it was the trips to the DR with GO that were more memorable and important than any championship, exotic trip, or facility on campus. Find out more about GO at this link


Our partnership with GO has been instrumental in building the culture here at IWU. Serving down in the D.R. has given us an opportunity to live out what it means to be “I am third” in a very practical way. It is here on these trips where I see our team drawn together in deep unity for a purpose far bigger than just basketball. It is in these moments where coaching and playing finds it purpose.
— Greg Tonagel
IWUHoops and GO Sports share the same heartbeat. The way they live out the IAm3rd concept truly creates a ripple effect that begins in their locker room and stretches all the way overseas and into the lives of the people in our ministry in the Dominican Republic. When you partner in the Gospel for the sake of the Kingdom, a deep relationship occurs through mutual transformation and we couldn’t be more excited to serve together with the coaches and student athletes from IWUHoops.
— Will Partin, Executive Director of GO Sports

GO Ministry Videos


GO Min/IWU Gallery


Read the blogs from IWU's 2016 GO Ministries trip


Class of 2016  Head Basketball Coach/Greenwood Christian Academy

Class of 2016

Head Basketball Coach/Greenwood Christian Academy

I am so grateful for the opportunities I have had with Will Partin and GO Ministries and the impact they have had on my life. GO is such a unique organization in that they partner with local leaders who know the culture and have relationships with the people they are ministering to. Will is so gifted yet one of the most humble people I know. He and GO have impacted me so much that I hope to stay involved in the work that is happening in the DR and even go back on another trip down the road.
— Jonny Marlin
Class of 2016  United Building Supply

Class of 2016

United Building Supply

As an alum who played long before the IAm3rd philosophy was established, I started to invest in the program to provide support and encouragement to this ministry. As it turned out, I have been the one who has been encouraged and challenged. The program’s commitment to serving Christ through hoops transcends the current players and effects everyone who is around it.
— Josh Mawhorr