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Release: Nov. 16, 1999

Women's Athletics, Student Alumni group to co-sponsor tailgate

Iowa City, Iowa -- Those attending Saturday’s Iowa vs. Minnesota game may warm up with the Student Alumni Association and members of UI Women’s Athletic teams at an alcohol-free tailgate. Heaters and hot cocoa will take the chill away as breakfast is served at 9 a.m. until kickoff in lot 14, UI’s designated alcohol-free parking lot, behind Slater Hall at the northeast corner of Melrose and Grand Avenues.

Community co-sponsors of the Stepping Up event are Dain Rauscher and Mercy Hospital. Tailgaters don’t need to park in lot 14 to attend. The event is free and open to everyone including students and fans from the opposing team.

UI football parking lots open at 7 a.m. Parking is $5 per car in all UI lots. Game time on Saturday is 11:10 a.m.

The Stepping Up Project is a community and campus coalition to reduce high-risk drinking and is funded in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. For more information, call Julie Phye at (319) 335-1349.