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DES MOINES, IA - December 29: The Iowa Wolves host the Raptors 905 during an NBA G League game on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Dylan Heuer)

Alpha debuted in 2017 at the start of the Iowa Wolves as the NBA G League affiliate of the Minnesota Timberwolves. During the season, Iowa’s favorite mascot is busy all winter inside Wells Fargo Arena, roaming the basketball court and up in the stands of Wells Fargo entertaining fans of all ages!

Outside of Wolves home games, Alpha enjoys making community and event appearances across Greater Des Moines and central Iowa. To submit an appearance request for Alpha please complete this form. For additional questions, please contact Jeff Duis, Events and Mascot Coordinator at

Please Note: Due to high volume of requests, Alpha may not be able to fulfill every request.

Alpha’s Quick Facts

Name: Alpha

Birthday: November 2017

Height: 6’0 (feet to tip of ears)

Home: Wells Fargo Arena

Jersey: #1

Nicknames: Leader of the Pack, Iowa’s Favorite Mascot

Relationship Status: On the hunt

Best Friends: Crunch and Prowl

Favorite Movies: Dances with Wolves, Teen Wolf, Wolf of Wall Street 

Favorite Band: Steppenwolf

Favorite Greeting: HOWLLLLLLL

Favorite Song: Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon

Favorite Food: Anything at the Iowa State Fair, popcorn

Achievements: Best poker face, cannon of a t-shirt throwing arm, balancing on chairs.

Hobbies: Dancing, reading, making new friends across Iowa and at home Iowa Wolves games inside Wells Fargo Arena.