If you find yourself at University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium on a Saturday in the fall, you can be sure of a few things:
You’re going to be surrounded by a sea of exuberant fans dressed in Hawkeye yellow.
You’re going to see some great football.
And at the end of the first quarter, something extraordinary is going to happen.
Since last year, at the end of the first quarter at every home game, every single person in Kinnick Stadium — from the 70,000 yellow-clad fans to the players and referees on the field to the bands and concession vendors — turns and looks up at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and waves at the kids and their families inside, who have gathered at the windows to wave back.