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Touchdown Pledges Help Kids

Earlier this season, Hawkeye fans and supporters of UI Children's Hospital were invited to go on-line and pledge a dollar amount for every touchdown scored by the Hawkeyes during the regular season.

In its first year, the Iowa Touchdowns for Kids program received 1,348 pledges that include individuals and sponsors, potentially resulting in $181,966.50 for UI Children’s Hospital. The Hawkeyes scored 45 touchdowns, meaning each one netted more than $4,040 in pledges, making the average individual pledge about $3 per touchdown.

The Iowa Touchdowns for Kids was presented by the Eastern Iowa Airport, to benefit University of Iowa Children’s Hospital through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For the list of sponsors, visit the Iowa Touchdown for Kids website.

Since 1984, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and University of Iowa Children's Hospital have worked together to improve the lives of pediatric patients. Locally, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is dedicated to raising funds that benefit UI Children's Hospital patients and their families each day.


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