The Iowa Hawkeyes have started what has now become a great tradition in Iowa City. During the first quarter of game, the entire stadium waves to patients at Iowa Children’s Hospital, which is across the street. The idea began with a suggestion from Hawkeyes fan Krista Young on a Facebook group and has developed from there.
Today, the story of Iowa Children’s Hospital was told by ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi on College GameDay. Afterwards, although Blacksburg, Virginia – the site of this week’s broadcast – lies over 800 miles away, the Virginia Tech and Clemson fans gathered on campus decided to do a wave of their own to the youngsters out West.
For all the kids at Iowa Children’s Hospital … pic.twitter.com/kxsF7NtD7X
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 30, 2017
It was truly a poignant and heartfelt moment to take in. Though the two fanbases have been and will be taking good natured shots at one other through the day, this was a time for them to stand in support of some less fortunate kids on the other side of the country.
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