Nominations are open for UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital’s 2017 Kid Captains

Do you know someone who would make a great Kid Captain for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes and UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital?

This season marks the ninth consecutive year UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital is partnering with the Iowa Hawkeyes to feature stories of strength, courage, and inspiration. If your child has a life-changing story, consider nominating him or her for the 2017 Kid Captain program.

Nominations are open until March 31 for current or former pediatric patients of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital ages 18 and younger. Only parents and legal guardians may nominate their child.

All Kid Captains will receive a commemorative jersey, special recognition from UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes, and an invitation to a special behind-the-scenes tour of Kinnick Stadium in August.

Children of any age may be nominated as an honorary (away game) Kid Captain. Due to sideline safety concerns, only children who will be 6 or older by December 2017 may be nominated as a home game Kid Captain.

For more information or to nominate your child, please visit