Fire-Up for WALSAA’s Annual Tailgate Party – September 10

The 36th Annual WALSAA Fire-Up Tailgate Party and silent auction will be held at the University of Wisconsin Foundation (1848 University Ave, Madison, WI 53726) on Saturday, September 10th from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., prior to the Badger vs. Oregon State Beavers football game. This is a great opportunity to meet with old friends and be a part of the excitement that comes with being a Badger.

Please join WALSAA for this wonderful opportunity to connect with the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, CALS alumni and fellow WALSAA supporters to network and share your Badger pride.  Look forward to the entertaining visits from the spirit squad, UW Band and Badger Cheerleaders; and, don’t forget to get your one-of-a-kind WALSAA Fire-Up t-shirts at this year’s event!  Pre-orders are being taken on the ticket order form to secure your shirt size for only $15/shirt.

As in years past, Fire-Up 2011 will feature the WALSAA Silent Auction to raise money to support our Outstanding Senior Activity Awards, Farm & Industry Short Course activities, CALS eadership retreats, CALS Ambassador activities and much, much more. The UW Foundation matches funds raised at this auction so your winning bid is doubled!  The auction will feature new items and many of the wonderful auction items you bid on each year, such as the highly-contested week-long lodgings in Hawaii, Waupaca, Montreal and Door County; a hot air balloon ride, lodging at popular resorts in the Wisconsin Dells, various Badger sporting event tickets, a pedal combine, dining, hotel and entertainment gift certificates and much, much more.  With such a variety, there is a little something for everyone.

The WALSAA annual meeting will be held at the start of Fire-Up, from 8-8:30 a.m., where business will be conducted and new board member nominees introduced.

Tickets are still available for Fire-Up and the Badger vs. Oregon State Beaver game. The cost for both the Fire-Up Luncheon and game is $72 for adults; $62 for children 3 to 11; and ages under 3 are free. If you’d rather not attend the game, luncheon tickets for just the Fire-Up Tailgate are $30 for adults; $20 for children 3 to 11; and free for those younger than 3 years old. $15 of your ticket price is a 100% tax-deductible donation to WALSAA. Event sponsorship opportunities also exist for individuals and organizations. To order tickets, t-shirts, sponsor the 36th annual Fire-Up, or for more information, please contact Amy Ryan at (608) 438-1994 or email at

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