Iowa starts heartwarming new tradition with children’s hospital

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Iowa debuted a new game day staple at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday.

At the end of the first quarter, Iowa fans were instructed to turn and wave to the top floor of the Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. It resulted in a heartwarming new tradition.

The idea was sparked, according to CBS2, by a Facebook post from “Hawkeye Heaven” during the offseason. The Hawkeyes already have a “kid captain” from the children’s hospital during games, but the waving idea connects children and their families watching from the hospital with the crowd.

So I was thinking…Wouldn't it be cool if we made it a tradition after the 1st quarter of every home game to have…

Posted by Hawkeye Heaven on Monday, June 5, 2017

“It’ll mean a lot to the kids,” children’s hospital patient-and-family-centered care director Tami Pollari told CBS2 last week. “It’ll make them feel like a part of the game day experience.”

It looks like this new game day tradition is here to stay in Iowa City.

 

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