Giving Back

I set my eyes on becoming a Hawkeye at a young age, long before I could ever grasp the enormity of the impact it would have on my life. The game of football, my coaches, and teammates taught me lessons about life that extended far beyond the chalk lines. As I made the decision to move on to a new chapter with my life and not play the sport anymore it became very apparent how deeply grateful I am for it. My time on the field, specifically my time at Iowa, has put me at a place in life where I want to give back.


I was lucky enough to go to college and play the game I love without worrying about the cost of it all.  If I can help someone else do the same, I will. The camp proceeds will be used to endow a scholarship to one camp participant that we feel has demonstrated perseverance in all aspects of their life. My goal is that the Extra Heartbeat Foundation will also be able to help improve the athletic facilities for Burlington Community School District. I’d like to positively impact young athletes just as the coaches I had did for me. I hope to create a camp that becomes a tradition for Southeast Iowa athletes. A tradition that magnifies what it means to have that

EXTRA HEARTBEAT"


MITCH KING'S EXTRA HEARTBEAT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
ANTONE SWAYZER - BHS
DREW FOSTER - MEDIAPOLIS
CHRISTIAN HENRICKSEN - CENTRAL LEE
SPRINGFIELD DEROSEAR - WEST BURLINGTON
ANDREW GIERTZ - NOTRE DAME
STEPHEN KRUSE - L & M
JUSTIN DILKS - MT. PLEASANT
 
Scholarship winners are chosen based on their applications and essays on what having that EXTRA HEARTBEAT means to them. These young men represent SEVEN different school districts and communities in Southeast Iowa.  I am proud to say that they now represent the EXTRA HEARTBEAT FOUNDATION as well.  

The Extra Heartbeat Scholarship is available to all Southeast Iowa Seniors.  Please reach out to your school's Athletic Director for details.