(Iowa City, IA) -- The final Iowa Ladies Football Academy is Saturday, June 9th, going from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The 10th edition of the event is seeing record numbers.
More than 550 women are signed up, 30% higher than the previous record for participation. Those signing up for the event are raising money for the Child Life program at The University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.
In a press release, Ladies Football Academy planning committee member Mary Ferentz states the following:
"After missing out on two years due to the pandemic, Hawkeyes have been signing up in record numbers to take part one last time. This day is a lot of fun on the field and has a tremendous impact off of it. As organizers, we are thrilled with the sign-ups we already have - and excited to see how many more people get involved before June 11th."
Women who sign up for the event spend a day throwing touchdowns and kicking field goals at Kinnick Stadium, touring Iowa Football facilities, meeting players and coaches, and more. FAQ regarding the event can be found here. Open registration is closed, but those still interested in participating in the event are asked to email email@example.com.
Iowa Hawkeyes football players and coaches are looking forward to the event.
"On game days at Kinnick Stadium, everything stops at the end of the first quarter so we can show our support to the kids in the Stead Family Children’s Hospital," says University of Iowa Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz. "We wave to let them know that we are thinking of them. Taking part in the Ladies Football Academy supports the vital programs that help those kids all year long. Our coaches and players are proud to be a part of it."
The nine previous events raised more than $2.3 million for the hospital. They hope to reach the $3 million mark this weekend.