Kid Captains named for the season

BY DI STAFF | AUGUST 05, 2014 5:00 AM

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Hawkeye fans will be greeted by more than just football players. The 2014 Kid Captain starting lineup was announced this week.

The Kid Captain program will have 15 children participate this season.

The program honors pediatric patients and shares their stories.

Ottumwa resident Treytun Gacia, 12, will be the Kid Captain for the Iowa-Northern Iowa game on Aug. 30.

Joseph Burken, 8, of DeWitt will be the Kid Captain for the Iowa-Ball State game on Sept. 6.

On Sept. 13, 10-year-old Faith LeMaster of Ankeny will be act as the Kid Captain for the Iowa-Iowa State game.

Cedar Falls native Margaret Schafer, 13, will be the Kid Captain for Sept. 20’s Iowa-Pittsburgh game.

Nine-year-old Matthew McCarthy of Marion will be the Kid Captain for the Iowa-Purdue game on Sept. 27.

On Oct. 11, three brothers — Noah Mulder, 14, Isaiah Mulder, 11, and Elija Mulder, 8 — will all act as Kid Captains for the Iowa-Indiana game.

Pella native Marijka Michmershuizen, 11, will be the captain for Oct. 18’s Iowa-Maryland game.

For the Iowa-Northwestern game on Nov. 1, 11-year-old Caitlyn Hill of Iowa City will be the Kid Captain.

Maree Scholl, 11, of Mason City will be the captain for the Nov. 8’s Iowa-Minnesota game.

Two-year-old Keokuk native Charlotte Wagaman will act as captain for the Iowa-Illinois game on Nov. 15.

On Nov. 22, Rylan Mohr, 8, of Hudson will serve as the Kid Captain for the Iowa-Wisconsin game.

Liam Feeley, 10, of West Des Moines will be the captain for the Iowa-Nebraska game on Nov. 28.

The final kid captain will be postseason, Aidan Smith, 8, of Council Bluffs.

— by Rebecca Morin

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