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Tailgating Specialties is very active in the local community, whether it be attending local football game, to throwing a cornhole tournament to help support those local schools. Here are summaries of our latest events and endeavors.

11/28/17

University of Iowa Band give a unique wave to the children's hospital

Inspiring, moving, ‘bring a tear to your eye’ worthy, the Iowa Wave.

The joy this movement has brought seems to be continuing through different avenues as well! Whether it be the sale of Iowave Shirts with proceeds going to the Iowa Steadfast Children’s Hospital, or the University of Iowa Band doing a special formation ‘wave’ to the children within the hospital. It is a meaningful feeling to be involved in such a great tradition’s beginning.

Here is the video (left) of the marching band creating a huge hand, moving back and forth their hand formation waving at the hospital. With the unity this new tradition has created, from fans, players, the children, and even the band, we hope this wave of support and love continues throughout our communities.


11/22/17

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Iowa Football Program Honored with National Spirit Award

Another Iowa pride moment! Disney Sports recently announced that the Iowa Hawkeye Football team will be receiving their spirit award for the inspiring new tradition, the Iowa Wave. This tradition started earlier this football season at the end of the first quarter of the Iowa vs. Wyoming home game. The crowd of 70,000+ fans, as well as the Hawkeye Football team, turned and waved to the University of Iowa Steadfast Children's Hospital.

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In the hospital, children from various units watch in excitement out of their hospital room windows, as well as some in the Press Box Cafe. This box is at the top floor of the hospital. The press box includes windows built floor-to-ceiling that create a great view of Kinnick Stadium for the children.  

The Hawkeyes are the 22nd recipients of the Disney Sports Spirit Award. Past recipients include lineman Hank Goff after his combat tour in Afghanistan and many other inspirational figures.  The achievement comes with a lot of honor and respect.

The uplifting and emotional story struck a cord with our staff as well. For that reason, Iowave ™ T-Shirt Company was created as a division of our tailgating gear. These are shirts to be worn with pride. Five dollars of every shirt purchased goes to the University Of Iowa Steadfast Children’s Hospital.

We encourage you to watch some of the videos on the children’s reaction to The Iowa Wave and the difference it makes in their day.  Here is one of our favorites. 


08/12/17

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Dragon Cornhole Classic

The first Annual Dragon Cornhole Classic was held at Doc's Lounge in Johnston, Iowa.  We organized 20+ teams for a Bags Tournament.  Proceeds of the event went to Johnston Athletics Department.  There was an adult division and a student division.

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To see the all the Cornhole Tournament images Click Here. 

We made a couple new Johnston High School Cornhole Boards for the occasion as well!