Nominations now being accepted for 2011 Kid Captains

Parents and guardians of current or former pediatric patients of University of Iowa Children’s Hospital are invited to nominate their child as a Kid Captain for the Hawkeyes’ 2011 football season.

Nominations will be accepted through May 15.

The Kid Captain program, now in its third year, is a partnership between UI Children’s Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes to honor these current or former pediatric patients and celebrate their inspirational stories.

Children selected as Kid Captains for home games will have an opportunity to take the field with the Iowa Hawkeyes. Children selected as Kid Captains for away games will receive special recognition during the week of the game.

Due to sideline safety concerns, only children who will be 8 or older by December 2011 will be considered for home game Kid Captain. Children 7 and younger will be considered for the honorary (away game) Kid Captain.

For more information, to nominate your child, or to view videos of previous Kid Captains, visit