CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
100 Jessup Hall
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0552; fax (319) 335-0558
Release: Sept. 13, 2001
Disaster relief to be collected at Iowa-ISU game
Donations to aid the victims of Tuesday's terrorist
attacks will be collected at Saturday's University of Iowa-Iowa State University
football game at Jack Trice Stadium.
In a joint statement, UI President Mary Sue Coleman
and ISU President Gregory Geoffroy said: "Saturday's game is an opportunity
for all of us to come together to support the victims of Tuesday's tragedy
and their families, to support our country and to support one another."
Contributions will be collected throughout the stadium,
including all the gates, and given to the American Red Cross.
Gov. Thomas Vilsack will attend the game. Vilsack
will make brief comments during the pre-game. He will then lead a moment of
silence prior to the playing of the National Anthem.