Sept. 18, 2013
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The 2013-14 University of Iowa spirit squad calendars are now available. The calendar features the Iowa cheerleaders, Iowa Dance Team and Herky the Hawk.
"They are better than ever this year," said Madeline Gage, a member of the dance team. "We have great action shots, fun and creative backgrounds, and so much spirit."
Calendars are available around Kinnick Stadium on home football game days for $10. Spirit squad members walk around before and after the game selling the calendars. They are also available at select games inside Carver Hawkeye Arena. The ISS can also be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calendar sales are the Iowa spirit squad's largest fundraiser each year. The money raised is used to help send the teams to College Nationals in January.
Photographs were taken by professional photographer Ben Shirk of Shirk Photography in Wilton, Iowa. Shirk is former Iowa wrestler and is internationally recognized as an award-winning photographer.
"The new layout represents the Iowa spirit squad to its fullest degree," said senior cheerleader Alex André.
"It's 12 months of energetic images," says senior cheerleader Kaitlyn Dornbier.
Fans can get their calendars at a football game to help support the 2013-14 Iowa spirit squad.