IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced the dates and locations of the 2017 Hawkeye State Tour, which features Hawkeye coaches and student-athletes in its annual statewide outreach tour.
Over the last four decades, Hawkeye coaching legends such as Hayden Fry, Dan Gable, C. Vivian Stringer, and Tom Davis have traveled the state on the UI’s annual tour—hosted by the I-Club—to connect with fans, alumni, ticket buyers, and donors throughout the Hawkeye State.
“We are pleased to continue our 40-year tradition,” said Gary Barta, UI director of athletics. “This is a great opportunity for our coaches and student-athletes to travel across the state to meet with fans in Iowa communities and thank them for their incredible support.”
This year’s tour will feature a panel of select Hawkeye coaches, including Lisa Bluder, Tom Brands, Kirk Ferentz, and Fran McCaffery, as well as student-athletes, assistant coaches, Herky the Hawk, and Gary Dolphin, the voice of the Hawkeyes.
The tour begins April 25 in Des Moines and features the following stops across the state of Iowa.
|April 25: Des Moines||May 4: Council Bluffs/Omaha|
|May 1: Boone||May 11: Ottumwa|
|May 2: Fort Dodge||May 15: Waterloo|
|May 3: Carroll||May 17: Clinton|
|May 3: Manchester||TBA: Cedar Rapids|
The Hawkeye State Tour is open to fans of all ages. Tour stops will include a coaches’ panel, photo opportunities, access to coaches and student-athletes, door prizes, and more. For additional information about the Hawkeye State Tour and to register for a location near you, visit hawkeyestatetour.com. For more information on the I-Club, visit jointheiclub.com. The I-Club is the University of Iowa’s annual fundraising program for intercollegiate athletics. Annual gifts of $50 or more support Hawkeye athletics and qualify for I-Club membership.