John Deere Classic to Host University of Iowa Day

June 30, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa – –The University of Iowa is partnering with the John Deere Classic and Transamerica on the staging of the first annual “University of Iowa Day” on Thursday, July 7. This is a day for Hawkeye fans to come together and enjoy a PGA TOUR event at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.

Fans of the Hawkeyes who make their way to TPC Deere Run are invited to visit the “Home of the Hawkeyes,” located near the tee boxes for holes No. 7 and No. 9 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to visit with current Hawkeye coaches and former athletes, take their picture with the 2011 Insight Bowl trophy, the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl trophy and the 2011 Big Ten Conference Men’s Track and Field Championship trophy, and to register to win great prizes.

The schedule of special guests includes former UI football players A.J. Edds and Pat Angerer from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Ryan Bowen (tentative) of the UI men’s basketball staff and head men’s golf coach Mark Hankins between 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.; and former Hawkeyes Tim Dwight and Scott Chandler between 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

PGA professional, Kyle Stanley, will also make an appearance after concluding his play during Thursday’s round. They’ll be joined by administrative staff of the UI Athletics Department.

Hawkeye fans can register to win a pair of season tickets for the upcoming Iowa football, volleyball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and wrestling seasons, and pairs of tickets to select home UI Athletic events, autographed items by Kirk Ferentz, Fran McCaffery, Lisa Bluder, and Tom Brands. A guided tour of historic Kinnick Stadium will also be given away.

The UI Athletics Department has teamed up with the John Deere Classic to provide the following discounted ticket packages to Hawkeye fans.

$20 Any Day Tickets ($4 discount)
(Good any ONE day. Wednesday through Sunday)

$28 Clubhouse Tickets ($6 discount)
(Good any ONE day, Wednesday through Sunday)

Two Clubhouse Tickets and One VIP Parking Pass
$56 (savings of $22 discount)

To place your ticket order online, click HERE and enter the promotion code “gohawks” when requested (lower left hand corner of page 2 of the ticket purchasing process). Please note: Children 12 years of age and younger are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Half-priced tickets for boys and girls age 13 through 18 can be purchased at the gate. Also, the John Deere Classic offers an $18 ticket for patrons who present a current college/university identification card at the gate.