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.

Now in its 10th year, 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 years old or older by December 2018 may be nominated as a home game Kid Captain.

Meet Our 2018 Kid Captains

Gwen White, portrait
Gwen White
Age: 
10
Hometown: 
West Burlington, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Northern Illinois, 9/1/2018
Harper Stribe, portrait
Harper Stribe
Age: 
6
Hometown: 
Polk City, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Iowa State, 9/8/2018
Quinn Stumpf, portrait
Quinn Stumpf
Age: 
6
Hometown: 
Riverside, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. UNI, 9/15/2018
Kiersten Mann, portrait
Kiersten Mann
Age: 
14
Hometown: 
Ankeny, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Wisconsin, 9/22/2018
Ean Gorsh, portrait
Ean Gorsh
Age: 
9
Hometown: 
North English, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Minnesota, 10/6/2018
Mason Zabel, portrait
Mason Zabel
Age: 
2
Hometown: 
Independence, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Indiana, 10/13/2018
Christopher Turnis, portrait
Christopher Turnis
Age: 
13
Hometown: 
Dubuque, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Maryland, 10/20/2018
Noah Hodgins, portrait
Noah Hodgins
Age: 
9
Hometown: 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Penn State, 10/27/2018
Harper Still, portrait
Harper Still
Age: 
3
Hometown: 
Bedford, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Purdue, 11/3/218
Mason Gonzalez, portrait
Mason Gonzalez
Age: 
7
Hometown: 
Jesup, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Northwestern, 11/10/2018
Livia Jackson, portrait
Livia Jackson
Age: 
10
Hometown: 
Glenwood, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Illinois, 11/17/2018
Garret Schuster, portrait
Garret Schuster
Age: 
10
Hometown: 
Epworth, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Nebraska, 11/23/2018
Gabe Graber, portrait
Gabe Graber
Age: 
13
Hometown: 
Prairie City, Iowa
Game: 
Post Season