Spring Football: Fans Asked to Bring Food Item

April 2, 2007

IOWA CITY – Friends of the University of Iowa and fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes planning on attending the 2007 Coca-Cola Classic Iowa Football Spring Event, Saturday, April 14, at historic Kinnick Stadium are reminded to bring a non-perishable food item for the Johnson County Crisis Center.

The annual springtime “sneak peek” at the UI’s football team will begin at 1 p.m. Admission is free. Gates F, E and B on the west side of the stadium and gates M and I will open on the east side at 11:30 a.m. The practice session is expected to last a little more than 90 minutes.

The UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will collect food items brought by fans to the game at locations in the parking lot immediately west of the Paul W. Brechler Press Box, in the Krause Family Plaza and at each gate into the stadium.

The collection of food for the Johnson Crisis Center is the football program’s contribution to the UI’s award-winning “Hawkeye Day of Caring,” an initiative of the Iowa Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (ISAAC).

ISAAC has successfully undertaken “Day of Caring” activities for the past seven years. One of the primary goals of the organization is to increase the level of community service among the UI’s 24 intercollegiate athletics teams and its student-athletes.

The Official Iowa Hawk Shop will also stage its annual spring clearance sale on Saturday, April 14, beginning at 8 a.m. on the concourse of the south grandstand. Fans attending this annual special event must enter at Gate M.

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