IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) — In 2019, Jordan Bohannon cemented a memory when he signed his basketball shoes and left them on the floor at Hilton Collesium.
“I was just trying to trolling for fun, to poke fun at a big rivalry,” Bohannon said. “The shoes ended up on our bus, I thought of a great opportunity to donate to Children’s Hospital.”
Sid Hesse, a boy from Tipton, used his garage sale money – $110 – and won Jordan’s shoes.
“What a phenomenal story,” Bohannon said, “A kid wanting to donate money he already had from a garage sale to Children’s Hospital.”
“It made me really happy,” Sid said. “I thought I had no chance of winning the shoes.”
Thanks to Sid and others, Jordan raised $26,000 in the raffle. On Tuesday, he donated the money to Stead Family Children’s Hospital, specifically for pediatric heart research.
The money Jordan donated will help baby Hayden Huddleson, Jordan’s AAU coach’s growing daughter.
“It means the world to our family,” Hank said.
“Hank was my AAU coach growing up and he gave me this opportunity to play here at the University of Iowa,” Bohannon said. “Everything Iowa City gave me, I’m just trying to get back as much as I can.
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