Nominate a 'Kid Captain'

April 19, 2010

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Parents and guardians are invited to nominate their child as a Kid Captain for a home game of the 2010 football season at the University of Iowa. Nominations will be accepted through May 9.

The Kid Captain program, now in its second year, is a partnership between University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and the UI Athletics Department that honors current or former pediatric patients and celebrates their inspirational stories.

Children selected as a Kid Captain will have an opportunity to be introduced on the playing field at historic Kinnick Stadium prior to a home game of the nationally ranked Iowa Hawkeyes. They will also enjoy the game with friends and family in addition to receiving special recognition during the week of the game.

Due to safety concerns, only children who will be age eight or older by December 2010 will be considered for home game Kid Captain. Children age seven and younger will still be considered for the honorary (away game) Kid Captain.

For more information, to view videos of last year’s Kid Captains, and to submit a nomination, click HERE.