CONTACT: JANE HOSHI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0017; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Sept. 15, 1999
Iowa/Northern Illinois tailgate party features live
band, ice cream eating contest
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Join the party crowd this Saturday
before the Iowa/Northern Illinois game, catch the music of "Blaiyne," and
enter the Blue Bunny ice cream eating contest during alcohol-free pre-game
festivities in Lot 14. Free music, food, beverages and games will be provided
for all Hawkeye fans beginning at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18.
"You don't have to park in Lot 14 to participate in
our tail-gate," says Julie Phye, coordinator of the Stepping Up Project, "but
you do have to like ice cream to participate in the ice cream eating contest.
This tailgate event is open to everyone: students, adult fans and their children
even students and fans from the opposing teams." Prizes will be awarded
to winners of the ice cream eating contest.
Lot 14 is located just south of Slater Residence Hall
at the northeast corner of Melrose and Grand avenues and is UI's 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 5:15 p.m.
Sponsors of this Saturday's alcohol-free tailgate
are: Blue Bunny Ice Cream; Trinity Episcopal Church; New Song Episcopal Church;
Episcopal Campus ministry; and Graduate Student Development Association.
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.