2013 WALSAA Football Fire-Up on September 7

The 38th annual Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association Football Fire-Up tailgate party and silent auction will be held at the University of Wisconsin Foundation parking lot, located at 1848 University Ave., Madison, on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8:30 a.m., prior to the UW vs. Tennessee Tech kickoff at 11 a.m.

Join WALSAA for this wonderful opportunity to connect with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, CALS alumni and fellow WALSAA supporters. CALS Dean & Director Kate VandenBosch will be in attendance; as well as Bucky Badger and the UW Spirit Squad, who will kick off the event at 8:30 a.m. This year’s event will also feature music by The Soggy Prairie Boys.

As in years past, WALSAA Football Fire-Up 2013 will host the WALSAA Silent Auction to raise money to support student and faculty scholarships and awards. The UW Foundation generously matches funds raised at this auction to help increase our impact on CALS students. This year’s auction will feature a variety of items such as week-long lodgings in Hawaii, Door County and Montreal, Wis.; season tickets to UW Men’s Hockey and Basketball games; tickets to this year’s UW Homecoming football game; Madison Symphony Orchestra tickets, an iPad, a Memorial Union Terrace Chair and much more! Watch the WALSAA Facebook page for an updated auction list as the event nears.

The WALSAA annual meeting will be held prior to the Fire-Up Luncheon, at 8 a.m., where business will be conducted and new board member nominees will be introduced. The cost for both the Fire-Up luncheon and game is $75 for adults; $65 for children 3 to 11; and ages under 3 are free. This package deal is limited to WALSAA members only.

If you’d rather not attend the game or already have football tickets, Fire-Up luncheon tickets are $30 for WALSAA members; $40 for non-members, $20 for children 3 to 11; and free for those younger than 3 years old. $15 of the luncheon ticket price (alone or part of the package) is a 100 percent tax-deductible donation to WALSAA.

Ticket orders must be postmarked by Aug. 28. After that date, Fire-Up tickets will be sold at the gate for an additional $5 each. Tickets to the football game are limited and sold on a first come, first served basis. Please plan to join WALSAA in supporting agricultural and life sciences and to show your Badger pride!