'Today, everybody wins'

'Today, everybody wins'

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Ladies Football Academy raises $230K for Children's Hospital

There aren't many win-win situations when football is played inside Kinnick Stadium. An exception was made on Saturday, June 8.

More than 200 people participated in the third annual Ladies Football Academy, with the group raising $230,523 for the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. In the three-year history of the event, $717,523 has been raised.

"Every time we're in Kinnick Stadium, we're competing and somebody wins and somebody loses," says Coach Kirk Ferentz. "Today, everybody wins."

The day included drills on the field, a performance test, and a photo and autograph session with Ferentz. After a meal, campers listened to assistant coaches discuss their positions of expertise and watched a couple of dance routines that included the UI Spirit Squad, Hawkeye football players, and Kid Captains.

Editor's note: This text is based on a story by Darren Miller, director of new media in University of Iowa Athletics. To read the full story on hawkeyesports.com, click here.


Kirk Murray, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-4172


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