CONTACT: JANE HOSHI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0017; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 19, 2000
Planet X, UI Parents Association sponsor alcohol-free
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- An alcohol-free tailgate party
will begin at 9 a.m. in UI Lot 14 before the 11:10 a.m. start time of the
Iowa vs. Ohio State home football game this Saturday. Sponsors for this UI
Family Weekend event are the UI Parents Association and Planet X, a local
family entertainment center.
Top 40 radio station B100 99.7 FM will broadcast live
from their Jam Van at the tailgate. UI student Karol Dymkowski will co-host
the broadcast. Tailgate organizers will provide free food, chips, beverages
and are planning for larger crowds. The Lot 14 tailgate party is free and
open to all students, visitors and community members. "Weve had
more than 400 partiers at our last two tailgates, and the numbers are increasing,"
said Julie Phye, director of the Stepping Up Project. "Plan to arrive
early to be first in line for the food."
Lot 14 is located at the northeast corner of Melrose
and Grand Avenues and is UIs designated alcohol-free lot. Football parking
is available in all UI lots beginning at 7 a.m. for $5 per car.
Sponsorship for Lot 14 alcohol-free tailgates is through
the Stepping Up Project, a community and campus coalition to reduce the harmful
effects of excessive drinking, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,
the nation's largest health care philanthropy. For more information, call
Julie Phye at (319) 335-1349.