Connect with friends and support rural youth at Football Fire-up Sept. 6

FOOTBALL FIRE-UP 2008, co-sponsored by CALS and the Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association (WALSAA), is a great opportunity to connect with old CALS friends and make new ones, fill up on a smorgasbord of tailgate fare, and stoke up spirit to help cheer on Big Red for four quarters of football and a fifth quarter of fun. The event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 at the Camp Randall Field House from 8:30 a.m. until the 10:30 AM. Wisconsin versus Marshall kick-off is at 11:00 AM.

As in years past, the Fire-Up will include the WALSAA Silent Auction, which raises funds for scholarships administered by WALSAA and other WALSAA activities.

In addition, this year’s Fire-Up provides an opportunity to invest in the future of Wisconsin’s rural youth. Proceeds from the event will go to the brand-new Wisconsin Rural Youth Scholarship Fund, which will provide financial assistance to undergraduate students from Wisconsin who meet specific requirements of rural background, merit and financial need. Any gift made to the Wisconsin Rural Youth Scholarship Fund will be matched dollar for dollar by the CALS Deans’ Office.

No matter the size of your gift, the impact is doubled when you support the Wisconsin Rural Youth Scholarship Fund. Sponsorship packages for this event, including tickets for the football game, are available. Contact Ben Miller at for more information.

Please visit the Fire-Up web site (  and help us celebrate this great event.