Get into Summerfest free on June 30 by wearing Marquette gear

Those wearing a Marquette t-shirt or hat will gain free admission to Summerfest on Friday, June 30, from noon to 3 p.m. in celebration of the concert series’ College Pride Day. Free entry will be granted at the midgate promotions booth. 

As part of College Pride Day, three Marquette basketball alumni – Travis Diener, Steve Novak and Chloe Marotta – will take part in the second annual Alumni Charity Challenge tournament at 4 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 Nicole Ellis Fund, Wisconsin for Garding Against Cancer, UW-Milwaukee for the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin 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, June 29. The charities will receive 100% of the funds raised. 

Visit the Marquette booth to enter a raffle for the chance to win a basketball signed by Men’s Basketball Coach Shaka Smart and to spin the wheel to win fun giveaways. Iggy and the Spirit Squad will also be in attendance. 

Free admission from noon until 3 p.m. on June 30 is also available for those with a high school ID and those wearing apparel from the following schools: Carroll University, Herzing University, Milwaukee Area Technical College, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Whitewater.