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Menace staff keeps growing

Charlie Bales (left) and Luke Petty are back with the Menace.


WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Wednesday, May 30, 2018 – Looking to bring a group to a Menace home game this summer?

Charlie Bales and Luke Petty are here to help. They’ve joined the Menace office staff as account executives who are focusing on the sales and customer service for group outings.

Check out the upcoming schedule and make plans for your group to come cheer on the Menace at Valley Stadium. Tickets are just $6 when 10 or more people form a group, and we offer customizable “Party Packages” that include food and drink.

Please join us in welcoming this duo back to the Menace for our 25th season.



Menace ties: A fan favorite, Charlie was a defender for the 2011-15 Menace, helping the team secure back-to-back division titles in his final two seasons.

Additional soccer experiences: Charlie played the first (and only) three seasons for the Cedar Rapids Rampage (Major Arena Soccer League); He also played for the Charlotte Independence (United Soccer League) in their inaugural 2015 season. Charlie served the last two years as a graduate assistant for Western Illinois University men’s and women’s soccer, and he interned in the USL office in Tampa last summer.

College: Western Illinois (Master’s in Sport Management, May 2018; Bachelor’s in Communication, Dec. 2014)

Hometown: Cedar Rapids

Phone: (515) 457-6285




Menace ties: Luke is back for his second season with the Menace after interning with the organization in 2017.

Additional experiences: Luke played college basketball at Waldorf and Simpson.

College: Simpson College (Bachelor’s in Sports Administration, April 2018)

Hometown: Gladbrook

Phone: (515) 457-6397



Charlie and Luke join an office staff that includes general manager Tiley Nunnink, director of operations Lyle Hunt, director of marketing Adam Small and soccer operations manager Evan Janssen.


ABOUT THE MENACE: The Des Moines Menace provides the highest level of soccer in Iowa. Celebrating its 25th season, the Menace men’s team competes in the Premier Development League (PDL). Entering its seventh season, the Menace women’s team is part of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). With loyal support, the Menace men’s and women’s teams play their home games at the Valley Stadium in West Des Moines to provide family-fun entertainment. The Menace organization provides the growth of the game of soccer in Iowa with their youth soccer programs, including Junior Menace (ages 3-9), Menace Youth Academy (ages six and older), and youth tournaments, camps and clinics.

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