Carroll Area I-Club Spring Banquet
The Carroll Area I-Club Spring Banquet, held on Thursday, May 12, filled the Arcadia Legion Hall with 450 Hawk Fans. Voice of the Hawkeyes, Gary Dolphin, led the evening program which included Coaches McCaffery, Brands, Jensen, and Campbell, along with Director of Athletics Gary Barta and Executive Director of Development for Athletics at the UI Foundation Matt Henderson.
The Carroll I-Club board recognized three local Hawk Fans with their Hawk of the Year award. Junior Hawk of the Year went to you Zach Dreier and their Hawk of the Year award was presented to Mike Haye and Pat Venteicher for their commitment and passion to Hawkeye Athletics.
Gary Barta had the privilege of presenting the family of Staff Sergeant James Justice, recently died while aiding in the rescue of a fallen helicopter in Afghanistan, with the Honorary Hawk of the Year award. It was a very emotional moment for all present.
Carroll Area I-Club president Kevin Wanninger had the opportunity to present Barta with over $13,000 in donations from their local chapter which goes directly to support the student-athletics and sports facilities at the University of Iowa. Wanninger was please with the success of the evening, “It was a great night at the Aracadia Legion Hall as 450 Hawk Fans packed the place. The Coaches fueled the passion of our I-Club. We appreciate the time that the coaches take out of their very busy schedules to come and see us out here in western Iowa.”