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

2014

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

2015

WILLIAM COPPAGE - FORT MADISON

GARRENT GRIMSHAW - BHS

LANDON SUMMERS - BHS

2016

KOLTON MARLIN - KEOKUK

BEN ROONEY - CENTRAL LEE

JUAN CARDENAS - BHS

2017

TIONA MOREL - L & M

DRAKE LOERGER - BHS

Scholarship winners are chosen based on their applications and essays on what having that EXTRA HEARTBEAT means to them. The current recipients represent NINE 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.