Dec. 2, 2004
You head down the tunnel and emerge onto the court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City and the crowd erupts with cheers. That’s what it feels like to be a University of Iowa Hawkeye basketball player and soon, young Iowans will have the chance to feel what it’s like, too.
Kum & Go conveniences stores, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, and the University of Iowa Department of Intercollegiate Athletics are providing young fans of the Hawkeyes the opportunity to be an honorary ball boy or ball girl at select home games against non-conference and Big Ten Conference opponents in award-winning Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Boys and girls ages seven to 14 who have not entered high school are eligible.
Winners will receive four (4) game tickets, an autographed souvenir basketball, a souvenir t-shirt, a media guide, the opportunity to “work” the game, an introduction before the game, have their “name in lights” and receive a photograph of their special appearance.
“Kum & Go is pleased to be a part of this youth-focused program. We feel privileged to assist in making young Iowans dreams come true while supporting the athletic programs at the University of Iowa.”
W.A. Krause, founder and CEO of Kum & Go
Two winners will be selected for each basketball game. Interested youth can register to win at their local Kum & Go store.
“Kum & Go is pleased to be a part of this youth-focused program,” said W.A. Krause, founder and CEO of Kum & Go. “We feel privileged to assist in making young Iowans dreams come true while supporting the athletic programs at the University of Iowa.”
Founded on old-fashioned customer service, Kum & Go is a pioneer in the convenience store industry. Kum & Go began in 1959 in Hampton, Iowa and has grown to more than 420 convenience stores in 13 states (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Colorado, Arkansas, Wyoming and Wisconsin).
Thanks to the efforts of its more than 3,500 associates, Kum & Go convenience stores continue to lead the industry in customer service and convenience. In addition to a wide selection of products, Kum & Go provides customers a proprietary mix of products under the well-known Hiland brand name – gourmet coffee, water, beef jerky, potato chips, sandwiches and snack nuts.
Kum & Go has maintained 45 years of dedicated community commitment, each year returning 10 percent of its profits to the communities it serves. Kum & Go is the United State’s 22nd largest convenience store chain. For more information on Kum & Go visit Kum & Go.