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Dysart teen will be Kid Captain for Hawkeyes this weekend

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

15-year-old Sam Spore will serve as Kid Captain for the Hawkeyes football team on Saturday, when Iowa takes to the field at Kinnick Stadium against North Texas.

Sam is originally from Uganda, where he lived in an orphanage until he was 12, before being adopted by Heidi and Chad Spore and moving to eastern Iowa in 2015. He has received treatment at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital for a condition where fluid is on the brain along with spina bifida, which affects the development of bones along the spinal cord.

Learn more about Sam before seeing him take the field this weekend on the UI Stead Family Children's Hospital website.

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