CONTACT: SHAWN PRESLEY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
UI Student Alumni Ambassadors honored
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Alumni Association's Student
Alumni Ambassadors were honored for their service to the Iowa City community
and the UI when Make-a-Wish Gameday Day II was named program of the year
at the Student Alumni Association/Student Foundation (SAA/SF) District
V Conference April 19 in Madison, Wis.
The annual Gameday was held in September and provided seriously ill
Make-a-Wish children and their families a day-long outing at the Iowa-Arizona
game at Kinnick Stadium.
According to Co-Chair Angela Osdoba, many children don't have the chance
to attend Hawkeye games, and the Gameday provided that opportunity for
seriously ill children. The day included a tailgate party and a postgame
rally that featured the UI cheerleaders, the dance team, Hawkeye coaches
The SAA/SF Network is a program of the Council for Advancement and Support
of Education that seeks to promote the involvement of students in alumni
relations, communications and philanthropy.
The Make-a-Wish Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated
to providing activities for terminally and severely ill children and their
families. Gameday was sponsored by the UI athletic department, Wendy's
Restaurants of Iowa City, First National Center, Ltd., of Cedar Rapids
and the Iowa City Holiday Inn.