National Marquette Day is this Sunday, a global celebration uniting the Marquette nation together in pride, spirit and sport.
The festivities will kick off in Milwaukee with a pep rally and brunch at The Mecca Sports Bar & Grill (located within the Deer District adjacent to the Fiserv Forum) on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 9 a.m. The pep rally will feature performances by the Spirit Squad, followed by brief remarks from:
- President Michael R. Lovell
- Steve Novak, Comm ’06, former Marquette Men’s Basketball standout
- Vice President and Director of Athletics Bill Scholl
Concurrently, the Marquette nation around the globe will celebrate and cheer on the men’s basketball team at more than 50 game watching locations worldwide, representing more than half of the United States.
New this year, the university is offering a special giving opportunity on National Marquette Day in which donations can be made the the Bridge to the Future Scholarship Fund.
Bridge to the Future was established to provide financial aid assistance to students whose changing economic circumstances, such as the loss of a parent or change in household finances, jeopardize their ability to continue their Marquette education. For many of these students, just a few hundred dollars can make all the difference and help them stay at Marquette.
“Receiving this scholarship made me feel like I was meant to be at Marquette — all my stress was lifted,” said Emily Fischer, a student in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.
All donors who support the Bridge to the Future Fund on National Marquette Day (this Sunday, Feb. 9) will receive a pair of Marquette socks as a thank you for their gift. All donations will count toward Give Marquette Day, which will be Thursday, Feb. 27.
Gifts supporting the Bridge to the Future Fund on National Marquette Day will be matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous couple from the class of 1988 up to $5,000.
Learn more and make a gift at nationalmarquetteday.com.