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UI Children's Hospital opens Kid Captain 2013 nominations

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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’ 2013 football season. Nominations will be accepted through April 7.

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

Children selected as Kid Captains for home games will be introduced at Kinnick Stadium midfield before the game. Children selected as Honorary 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 2013 may be nominated as a home game Kid Captain. Children of any age may be nominated as an honorary (away game) Kid Captain.

For more information or to nominate your child, please visit uichildrens.org/kidcaptain.

Story Source: UI Health Care Marketing and Communications, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room W319 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

Media Contact: Molly Rossiter, UI Health Care Marketing and Media Relations, 319-356-7127