The Corn Maze Wave
There are a lot of traditions in college football, but one in particular really touches the heart. Fans in Kinnick Stadium at the University of Iowa stand in the first quarter, and wave to young patients at the Stead Family Children’s Hospital, which overlooks the stadium. This fall, the famous wave is expanding from Kinnick to corn.
Adam Hohl farms 600-acres near Donnellson, Iowa. He also has an agritourism business with pumpkins, wagon rides, bonfires, and a ten-acre corn maze. Each year’s maze has a different theme, and he says this year’s design was a no-brainer.
"Every couple of years we try and look at a way we can give back to the community or another organization. In the past we’ve worked with the Alzheimer’s Association, last year we worked with our local tri-state rodeo," says Hohl. "When the wave took off last year, we looked at it like, that’s a really neat thing that’s going on. We’ve had some friends and family that have utilized the Children’s Hospital services before, so this kind of seemed like a perfect fit."
Hohl says they worked on the design with the University of Iowa’s trademark and marketing department, and got their blessing.
"Basically at the top of the maze, it says “The Iowa Wave”. Below that is an outline of the Children’s Hospital, and below that are three giant hands with little squiggly lines that look like they’re moving and waving to the hospital."
The maze is open now through October 31st. The Hohl’s are also doing a fundraiser with the maze. On every home game in September and October, one dollar of every maze admission will be donated to the Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
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