CONTACT: JANE HOSHI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0017; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 25, 2000
Dance Marathon sponsors Iowa/Wisconsin alcohol-free tailgate
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Those who wish to "park and party" with the
Dance Marathon crew are invited to the alcohol-free tailgate this Saturday
before the Iowa vs. Wisconsin football game. Free hamburgers, hot dogs, chips,
and pop will be served beginning at 9 a.m. in Lot 14 south of Slater Residence
Hall. The tailgate party is free and open to everyone and will include volleyball,
spacewalk and other games with music provided by Murphy Sound.
The UI Dance Marathon is a student-run community organization that raises
funds and awareness for families with children being treated in the pediatric
oncology unit of the Childrens Hospital of Iowa of the University of
Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Lot 14 is located at the northeast corner of Melrose and Grand avenues and
is the UIs designated alcohol-free lot. Football parking is available
in all UI lots beginning at 7 a.m. for $5 per car. Game time this Saturday
is 11:10 a.m.
Sponsorship for Lot 14 alcohol-free tailgates is through the Stepping Up
Project, a community and campus coalition to reduce the harmful effects of
excessive drinking, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's
largest health care philanthropy. For more information, call Julie Phye at