Wisconsin Athletics Annual Report

2012-13 Wisconsin Athletics Annual Report

Wisconsin Athletics Annual Report

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National W Club T he National W Club's primary functions are to serve its membership and to support the UW Athletic Department. The organization assists the department in hosting a number of events including the Hall of Fame, Crazylegs Classic and sport and team reunions. The National W Club leads all let- terwinner organizations in the country Wisconsin's game programs rank among the best in the nation. Bucky Badger and the UW band were hits at the Rose Bowl tailgate in Pasadena. The ind Ath Game Programs Tailgates/ Annual Banquet Hal in active (dues paying) membership at 35 percent. With more than 8,500 living members, more than 2,300 are active. 11,192 All-time Total Letterwinners 8,500 Current Living Letterwinners 2,300 Current Active Members 2,400 Letterwinners Currently Living in Wisconsin 25 Number of events organized and hosted each year in the state of Wisconsin 8 Number of events organized and hosted each year outside of the state of Wisconsin The National W Club also produces and assists with the layout and design for football, men's and women's basketball, men's hockey and volleyball game programs in conjunction with the UW's athletic communications staff. The 2012-13 men's basketball and volleyball game programs earned a first-place ranking nationally and the women's basketball program ranked third nationally. The National W Club hosted or co-hosted in partnership with the UW Athletic Department and Wisconsin Alumni Association two football tailgate parties in 2012. Prior to the home game against Ohio State, about 1,600 revelers attended the Badger Blast/Chili Kickoff tailgate held in the UW Field House. With the Badgers third consecutive trip to the Rose Bowl, the official tailgate party held in Pasadena, Calif., still had more than 3,400 loyal Badger fans in attendance. The W Club also hosts an annual banquet prior to the last home game in November. The 2012 event had more than 250 members and their guest attending. Six Bad into the W Club Their in numbe Hall of Heritage • Jame Footb Contemp • Jim H Wres • Lawre Footb • Karen Socce • Cory Footb Coach/Ad • Dick Men's

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