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Food drive set for Saturday before Iowa spring scrimmage

[ 0 ] April 26, 2013 |

Iowa football fans can join forces with the Iowa Athletics Department, the Iowa Farm Bureau and the Johnson County Crisis Center for the America Needs Farmers Food Bank Drive before Saturday’s spring scrimmage at Kinnick Stadium. The first 5,000 fans to donate nonperishable food at the annual open practice will receive a souvenir ANF “Farm Strong” poster featuring Casey Wiegmann, the first former Hawkeye to be named to the ANF Wall of Honor inside ANF Plaza at Kinnick.

Five fans who donate will win a pair of tickets to the Hawkeyes’ Oct. 26 game against Northwestern. Fans interested in registering for the tickets should bring a postcard with their name, phone number, and email address along with their donation.

Items will be collected by The Crisis Center of Johnson County, which distributes more than 75,000 pounds of food monthly. Donations will be accepted 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday inside the Krause Family Plaza, located at the south end of the stadium.

The west grandstand and south grandstand of Kinnick will be open Saturday for spectators.  Gates A, G and F will open at 1 p.m.  There is no admission charge.

Herky’s Locker Room will stage its annual clearance sale on the southeast concourse of Kinnick from 8 a.m. until the end of the football team’s practice.  Fans should enter Gate M for access to the clearance sale.  The event will move into the east concourse in the event of rain.

Parking will be available in all University parking lots adjacent to Kinnick Stadium. Fans with recreational vehicles can park after 7 p.m. Friday in UI Lot 75 south of Carver-Hawkeye Arena.  Normal daily parking rates will be in effect in the parking ramps adjacent to UI Hospitals and Clinics.

Iowa City ordinance prohibits the consumption of alcohol on UI and public property, which includes UI parking lots and parking ramps. As in the past, this ordinance will be in effect on the day of the open practice.

Because of heightened security concerns, the Iowa Athletics department is discouraging fans from bring purses and bags to Kinnick on Saturday.  Purses and bags will be subject to search or may be denied entry, and fans should expect delays if they are attempting to carry purses or bags in the stadium.

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