CONTACT: JANE HOSHI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0017; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 20, 1999
Student government, residence halls sponsor alcohol-free
IOWA CITY, IOWA University of Iowa Student
Government (UISG) and Associated Residence Halls (ARH) are re-defining traditional
"tailgating" as their party forces combine to co-sponsor an alcohol-free
Iowa/Indiana Homecoming tailgate this Saturday.
Dan Patterson, UISG collegiate senator and ARH national
communication coordinator, said, "Its a great unifying event for
the community and the university. Its important for Iowa City to have
Megan Adams, UISG activity senator and director of
programming for ARH, said, "We get our name out as a group that will
do non-alcohol events. Students want this." ARH represents 5,500 students
Andy Stoll, UISG vice president, will be the disc
jockey for the event. Activities include face painting and games like Velcro
golf and boxy bouncing. Prizes will be awarded. Barbecued hotdogs, hamburgers,
pop, chips and ice cream by Blue Bunny will be provided free of charge.
The alcohol-free tailgate begins at 11 a.m. in Lot
14 behind Slater Hall at the northeast corner of Melrose and Grand Avenues.
The event is open to everyone: students, adult fans and their children, including
students and fans from the opposing team. It is co-sponsored by The Stepping
Football parking is available in all UI lots beginning
at 7 a.m. for $5 per car. Game time this Saturday is 1:05 p.m.
The Stepping Up Project is a community coalition to
reduce the harmful consequences of high-risk drinking and is funded in part
by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. For more information, call Julie Phye
at (319) 335-1349.