University of Iowa - Herky The Hawk
Herky the Hawk has been the iconic mascot for University of Iowa since 1948. The perfect cuddle buddy for the next generation of Iowa fans!
"The Hawkeye nickname gained a tangible symbol in 1948 when a cartoon character, later to be named Herky the Hawk, was hatched. The creator was Richard Spencer III, an instructor of journalism. The impish hawk was an immediate hit and he acquired a name through a statewide contest staged by the UI Athletic Department. John Franklin, a Belle Plaine alumnus, was the man who suggested Herky.
Since his birth 60 years ago, Herky has symbolized intercollegiate athletics at the University of Iowa and epitomized university life. He even donned a military uniform during the Korean War and became the insignia of the 124th Fighting Squadron.
During the mid-1950s, Herky came to life at a football game as the Iowa mascot with a black leather head and gold felt feathers. Since then, Herky has become a familiar figure at intercollegiate athletic events of all types on the UI campus.”
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Each Gamezies product is created in accordance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and is pull tested. By using the highest level of materials, we ensure our products meet our own safety levels and all applicable standards. All products are thoroughly safety tested and are free of chemicals such as BPA, lead and Phthalates. The easy to attach pacifiers are made with medical-grade, latex-free silicone.
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Pacifier safety – American Academy of Pediatrics