Iowa football players make holiday visit to Children’s Hospital

Hawkeyes football players paid a visit to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital on Tuesday night. Iowa players went to the 12th floor of the building across the street from Kinnick Stadium for a visit during a holiday party.

Iowa’s football program and the children’s hospital are closely connected following the 2017 season and the start of college football’s best new tradition. Iowa fans now wave across the street to patients on the top floor of the hospital after the first quarter of each home game.

The Kinnick Wave — the idea of Iowa fan Krista Young — was widely received as one of the most heartwarming sports moments of the last year, and the tradition was honored with the Disney Spirit Award at last week’s College Football Awards.

“I kept seeing pictures of those kids [at the hospital] before football season,” Young told Land of 10 earlier in the season. “And practice started and seeing them looking down on the field, it’s heartbreaking. Just a quick thought, two seconds to type and it turned into this amazing, amazing blowout. There’s not a fancy story behind it. Just short and sweet, and it took off.”

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