Kid Captain nominations for 2018 are open

The Kid Captain program is open to any current or former UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital patient 18 years of age or younger. Only parents or legal guardians may nominate their child.

All Kid Captains will receive a commemorative jersey, special recognition from UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes, and an invitation to a special behind-the-scenes tour of Kinnick Stadium in August.

Children of any age may be nominated as an honorary (away game) Kid Captain. Due to sideline safety concerns, only children who will be 6 or older by November may be nominated as a home game Kid Captain.

Nominations for 2021 season are closed. Nominations for next season opens early in 2022.

Kid Captains for this football season will be announced on and University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital social media channels in August.