A photo of a 2019 Kid Captain taking the field

Do you know a child with a remarkable story of how University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is Changing Medicine. Changing Kids’ Lives®?

Kid Captain is a partnership that began in 2009 between UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes to honor pediatric patients and celebrate their inspirational stories.

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 2022 may be nominated as a home game Kid Captain.

Nominations will be open Feb. 1 through March 20, 2022.

Previous Kid Captains in the Hall of Fame

Explore our past 157 Kid Captains from 2009 in the Hall of Fame: