Get into Summerfest free on July 8 by wearing Marquette gear

Those wearing a Marquette t-shirt or hat will gain free admission to Summerfest on Friday, July 8, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in celebration of the concert series’ College Pride Day. 

As part of College Pride Day, three Marquette Men’s Basketball alumni – Travis Diener, Steve Novak and Jake Thomas – will take part in an Alumni Charity Challenge tournament at 2:30 p.m. that afternoon. The former Golden Eagle trio will take on alums from the Wisconsin Badgers, UW-Milwaukee Panthers and UW-Green Bay Phoenix at the Gruber Law Offices Sportszone on the Summerfest grounds to raise money for four charitable organizations. 

Each team is playing for a different organization: Marquette for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Garding Against Cancer, UW-Milwaukee for the MAAC Fund and UW-Green Bay for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Green Bay. Those interested in participating in the event can donate a minimum of $10 in the name of their favorite team or charity through Thursday, July 7. The charities will receive 100% of the funds raised. 

For your donation, you will receive one free Summerfest ticket valid for July 8 from noon to 4 p.m. 

Free admission from noon until 3 p.m. on July 8 is also available for those with a high school ID and those wearing apparel from the following schools: Cardinal Stritch University, Carthage College, Milwaukee Area Technical College, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Platteville and UW-Whitewater.