Iowa football fans started a new tradition in Week 1 and the heart-warming gesture is beginning to gain national attention.
On Saturday against Wyoming, the Iowa faithful came together at the end of the first quarter to turn around and wave to the kids watching from Stead Family Children’s Hospital outside of Kinnick Stadium.
The hospital recently added a Press Box Cafe to the upper levels that allows patients and their families to look down on Iowa football games.
Here’s a look at the field from the hospital’s Press Box Cafe:
And here was the first time the Hawkeyes fans came together for the heartwarming new tradition:
On Monday night, Scott Van Pelt discussed the new tradition on SportsCenter on his “One Big Thing” segment.
Van Pelt was a huge fan of the Hawkeyes new tradition which brings 75,000 together to acknowledge children who are facing the biggest battle of their young lives. It’s a tradition that we hope is here to stay.
Iowa returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 9 with a trip to Jack Trice Stadium in Ames where they will take on in-state rival Iowa State.