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Media Advisory: Chris Soules, Mary Ferentz, Hawkeye Football Player Visit UI Children’s Hospital Prior to Kickoff of Ladies Football Academy

June 3, 2015
WHO: Chris Soules, star of ABC’s “The Bachelor” and “Dancing with the Stars”
Mary Ferentz, chair of the UI Children’s Hospital Council
UI Children’s Hospital patients
UI Hawkeye football player
WHEN: Friday, June 5, 3-4 p.m.
WHAT: Iowan Chris Soules brought headlines to his hometown of Arlington when he appeared first on ABC’s “The Bachelor” and then on “Dancing with the Stars,” and now he’s coming back home, serving as celebrity spokesperson for this year’s Ladies Football Academy on Saturday, June 6.

Before he takes the field on Saturday, however, he’s coming to University of Iowa Children’s Hospital on Friday, June 5, where he’ll tour the hospital, meet with doctors and staff, and do an afternoon activity with some of the patients in the hospital’s activities gym.

Members of the media are invited for the afternoon activity with patients and to interview Chris, Mary Ferentz and a member of the Iowa Hawkeyes football team, starting at 3 p.m. Friday. To attend, contact Molly Rossiter by 5 p.m. Thursday, June 4.

CONTACT: Dana Larson
University of Iowa Marketing and Communications
Phone: 319-467-3661
Cell: 917-345-9841
BACKGROUND: The fifth annual Ladies Football Academy, a fundraiser for University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, will take place Saturday, June 6, at UI’s Kinnick Stadium. Women are invited to join Hawkeye football coach Kirk Ferentz, the UI Hawkeye football team players, and celebrity Chris Soules for an exclusive Hawkeye experience. For more information, b-roll and images from last year’s Ladies Football Academy, visit