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World's Largest Truckstop owners endow Iowa football program

The Bettendorf couple who own I-80 travel center in eastern Iowa donated $10 million to support the Iowa football program and other athletic department projects.
Credit: Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Bettendorf couple who own the Iowa 80 truck stop in eastern Iowa have donated $10 million to support the Iowa football program and other athletic department projects. 

The Will and Renee Moon Excellence Fund will endow the head football coaching position in perpetuity. 

Kirk Ferentz and those who follow him will hold the formal title of Moon Family Head Football Coach.

“Their commitment in making this gift, in the midst of a pandemic, is a remarkable commitment to their belief in our programs and student-athletes," Ferentz said in a statement. "Their gift of this magnitude will prove beneficial for Iowa student-athletes for years and years to come."

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