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October 24, 2012
 

Carroll goes Green with Game Day Challenge

WAUKESHA, WIS.— Carroll University, in collaboration with the Waukesha County recycling office, will participate in the national Game Day Challenge during the final Pioneers football game this season. The game against Beloit College begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Schneider Stadium, 240 N. Barstow St., Waukesha. Tickets are $5 adults, $3 children and seniors.

The goal of the friendly recycling challenge is to reduce the amount of garbage generated at the game and divert as much garbage as possible for recycling or composting. The results of this event and the other universities participating nationwide will be posted on www.gamedaychallenge.org.

“Carroll is proud to host this event for the first time in 2012,” said Sue Sazy, project coordinator at Carroll and the Green Team adviser. “We are hopeful this event will engage the student body and Carroll community as a whole to promote sustainability efforts on and off campus.”

In addition to participating in the competition, Carroll University and Waukesha County hope to create an engaging atmosphere for the game, including green themes and promotions. One lucky fan will be picked from a drawing to win a brand new Trek bike, donated by Cyclesmith in Waukesha.

Fans can come early to enjoy green related activities and giveaways at the pre-game green tailgate party inside Schneider Stadium. During the game, fans also will see a green T-shirt toss and half-time race between the university mascot, Pio Pete, and the Waukesha County recycling mascot, Recycle Raccoon.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Carroll University for this green event. Promoting recycling and waste reduction at the home football game is a great opportunity for us and the university,” said Rebecca Mattano, recycling and solid waste supervisor for Waukesha County.

The Game Day Challenge is sponsored nationwide by the College and University Recycling Coalition, Keep America Beautiful, and Recycle Mania.

For more information, contact Sazy at 262.524.7641 or ssazy@carrollu.edu.

 
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