Badgers Spring Game Proceeds Will Go To UW-Madison School of Nursing
MADISON - The UW-Madison Department of Athletics has announced that proceeds from the 2011 Badgers spring football game will go to the UW-Madison School of Nursing campaign to build a new School of Nursing building.
Tickets for the game will be $5 and will go towards the School of Nursing’s capital campaign.
The spring football game is scheduled for Saturday, April 23 at Camp Randall Stadium. The game will give Badgers fans an early look at the returning players making up the 2011 team. Wisconsin finished the 2010 season ranked seventh in the nation, according to The Associated Press poll.
"This is going to be a great opportunity for the School of Nursing for two reasons," says School of Nursing Dean Katharyn May. "Ticket sales will benefit our campaign, and the event, as well as the publicity leading up to it, gives us a chance to tell a bit of our story to the wider community - to folks who love UW and football, but may not have heard much about UW nursing."
"UW–Madison nursing grads are obviously doing important work in health care throughout the world," says UW Athletic Director Barry Alvarez. "The athletic department is proud to offer its support to that mission."
The Badger spring football game debuted more than 35 years ago. Over the years, in order to gain attendance, it piggybacked on "Butch’s Bologna Bash," first held in 1974, and the "Crazylegs Classic," but in 2001, it became a separate event. In recent years, the scrimmage typically has drawn approximately 15,000 fans.
Date Published: 02/21/2011