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

Kid Captain 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 years old or older may be nominated as a home game Kid Captain

Meet Our 2019 Kid Captains

Aidan Kasper, portrait
Aidan Kasper
Age: 
14
Hometown: 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Miami of Ohio, 8/31/19
Jackson Tijerina, portrait
Jackson Tijerina
Age: 
8
Hometown: 
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Rutgers, 9/7/19
Cien Currie, portrait
Cien Currie
Age: 
7
Hometown: 
Winterset, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Iowa State, 9/14/19
Enzo Thongsoum, portrait
Enzo Thongsoum
Age: 
9
Hometown: 
Des Moines, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Middle Tennessee State, 9/28/19
Andrew Morlan, portrait
Andrew Morlan
Age: 
16
Hometown: 
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Michigan, 10/5/19
Gabby Yoder, portrait
Gabby Yoder
Age: 
8
Hometown: 
Kalona, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Penn State, 10/12/19
Kendra Hines, portrait
Kendra Hines
Age: 
10
Hometown: 
Mount Vernon, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Purdue, 10/19/19
Lucy Roth, portrait
Lucy Roth
Age: 
10
Hometown: 
Iowa City, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Northwestern, 10/26/19
Skylar Hardee, portrait
Skylar Hardee
Age: 
8
Hometown: 
Hubbard, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Wisconsin, 11/9/19
Aubrey Bussan-Kluesner, portrait
Aubrey Bussan-Kluesner
Age: 
8
Hometown: 
Dyersville, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Minnesota, 11/16/19
Jeg Weets, portrait
Jeg Weets
Age: 
6
Hometown: 
Morrison, Illinois
Game: 
Iowa vs. Illinois, 11/23/19
Charlotte Keller, portrait
Charlotte Keller
Age: 
7
Hometown: 
Bellevue, Nebraska
Game: 
Iowa vs. Nebraska, 11/29/19
Cooper Leeman, portrait
Cooper Leeman
Age: 
5
Hometown: 
Radcliffe, Iowa
Game: 
Postseason