Community Day: It’s where the Oshkosh community and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Titans’ kickoff meet on Saturday, Sept. 1.
Annually, the UW Oshkosh Titans open up their home – Titan Stadium – for Community Day, an event that combines the home opener Titan football game (this year against Iowa’s Central College) and many family-friendly events that help support vital community nonprofit organizations.
This year, before kickoff at 1 p.m., community members are encouraged to start their day with a blood donation to the Community Blood Center at the downtown Oshkosh Farmers Market between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. inside Great Estates on Main Street. Those who donate blood will be given a free ticket to the game.
Also, fans who bring a non-perishable food item will receive a stadium food voucher compliments of the UW Oshkosh Athletics Department. All donations will support the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry.
“Anytime we can collaborate and partner with community organizations, we do,” said UW Oshkosh Director of Athletics Darryl Sims. “This is a great opportunity for Oshkosh community members and families to enjoy an exciting event and support community agencies that have great needs. Plus, it’s a great opportunity for the community to help us cheer on our Titans.”
Habitat for Humanity, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, the Oshkosh Civility Project and the men’s and women’s basketball programs and the softball program will also be represented at Community Day.
The festivities at Titan Stadium begin at 11 a.m. With the help of sponsors like University Books & More, UW Oshkosh ROTC and Cousins Subs, children’s activities will be available.