Former Iowa TE Dallas Clark makes $101,000 contribution to UI’s Stead Family Children’s Hospital
Clark funed donations participating in Ironman Championshio in Kona, Hawaii
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Former University of Iowa consensus All-America tight end Dallas Clark was recognized during Saturday’s open practice at Kinnick Stadium for his contribution of $101,000 to the UI’s Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
Clark was recognized on the field during the Iowa football team’s final spring practice.
Along with the contribution to the Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Clark is making the same monetary donation to the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. Clark raised the funding for these donations through his participation in the Ironman Championship in Kona, Hawaii, last October.
Clark was able to compete in the Ironman Championship due an exemption from the Ironman Foundation Team. The Ironman Foundation contributes to communities and organizations all around the world.
The Ironman competition consists of a 2.4-mile swim in the Pacific Ocean, a 112-mile bike ride along the coast on the Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway and through the lava fields to Hawi. The third and final stage of the event is a 26.2-mile run. Clark completed the competition in 13 hours and 50 minutes.
“The entire process, from training and learning how to swim a long distance in the ocean after being raised in Iowa was a challenge that I embraced,” said Clark. “I absolutely loved the Ironman family and environment. It was very inspiring to train and compete with the other athletes.
“The Ironman Foundation is a phenomenal organization,” said Clark. “The idea of raising money for these two incredible hospitals played a large part in my motivation and journey. I became stronger mentally and physically through this preparation and competition, and I pray this money helps a child become stronger through their journey.”
You, too, can support the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Learn all the ways you can help patients and families by visiting https://uihc.org/donations today!
Hawkeyesports.com contributed to this report