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  • American Red Cross Blood Drive – Encouraging DC Badgers to Donate

    9/14/20

    Drive Details Sponsor Name: Eaton DC Site: Eaton Hotel Address: 1201 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 Room Name: Beverly Snow Drive Date: 10/8/2020 Learn More > Hello Badgers!  The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at the Eaton Hotel on 10/8/20 from 12 to 5:30 PM (additional details below). We are encouraging […]

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  • Summer Kickball!

    5/31/19

    The DC Badgers are bringing back the Big Red Badger Balls this summer season! All skill levels are welcome, but players must be over 21 years old. Games kick off on June 27 and are played on the National Mall on Thursday evenings starting at 6:30 p.m. After our game, the team will head to […]

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  • DC Badgers Blood Drive

    5/31/19

    The DC Badgers would like to host a blood drive with the American Red Cross in the Washington, DC, metro area in the coming months. Giving blood is a simple way to make a huge difference in someone’s life, and each blood donation can help save up to three lives. Trauma patients, cancer patients, burn patients, […]

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  • Want to get more involved with the WAA: Washington, DC, Chapter?

    7/13/17

    The WAA: Washington, DC, Chapter has monthly board meetings, and any DC Badger is welcome to join. The next meeting will be held on Monday, July 17, in downtown DC. Please reply to Purnita Howlader JD’11 at dcbadgers@uwalumni.com. We hope to see you there!

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  • Badger Honor Flights

    7/13/17

    Join fellow alumni in welcoming veterans to the DC area during Badger Honor Flights. The upcoming dates are September 16 and October 7. If you have any questions please contact Lauren Spranger at sprangerlauren@gmail.com. For more details, visit the DC Badgers’ Facebook page.

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  • Badger of the Year

    7/13/17

    Do you know a UW-Madison alumnus that gives back to the community, excels in their career, or is a stand-out badger? Nominate them for the Badger of the Year award. Submit your candidate with reasons why they should become the Badger of the Year. Send your nominations to the DC Badger Chapter by July 15 to  dcbadgers@uwalumni.com.. The […]

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  • Order The Red Shirt™ Today and Support the Washington, D.C. Chapter

    8/2/16

    Trust in Bucky, and buy The Red Shirt™, Ninth Edition — on sale now! Proceeds support student scholarships, and this year’s design is the coolest one yet. Buy yours today!

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  • DC Central Kitchen Volunteer Event

    11/9/15

    We’re returning to DC Central Kitchen, a community kitchen engaged in food recycling and meal distribution programs. Email lailasalimi@gmail.com to RSVP and for more information on other upcoming volunteer events! Where: DC Central Kitchen When: Wednesday, December 16 from 5pm-9pm

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  • Everything But The Turkey Volunteer Event

    11/9/15

    Join us this holiday season as we partner up with the JCC for their Everything But The Turkey event. Volunteers prepare hearty Thanksgiving Day side dishes to go along with turkeys prepared by our partners at DC Central Kitchen. The food we make will be distributed to over 90 local homeless shelters, transitional housing facilities […]

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  • Ugly Sweater Run

    11/9/15

    Join the DC Badgers for a 5k ugly sweater run – it’s a great way to burn some calories before receiving hot chocolate and other goodies. Check out all details here: http://theuglysweaterrun.com/ When you register, make sure to join the DC Badger Group. The Ugly Sweater Run has partnered with Save the Children, a child […]

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  • B1G Alumni Golf Tournament (September 20)

    9/2/15

    Sunday, September 20th at Laural Hills Golf Club The fifth annual Capital Area Big Ten golf outing will be held at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, VA on Sunday, September 20. With Maryland and Rutgers joining the Big Ten last year, the tourney now have people from 14 member clubs! We had our best […]

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  • October Volunteer Event at Capital Area Food Bank’s Community Marketplace (October 3)

    9/2/15

    Saturday, October 3 from 8:30am-12:30pm We’re volunteering at Capital Area Food Bank’s direct distribution and work directly with the clients it serves. Volunteers will help to distribute fresh produce to those in need in our community at a pop-up farmers’ market. The DC Community Marketplace is located on L Street NW between First Street NW […]

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  • DC Badgers Annual Brat Picnic (09/27)

    9/2/15

    When: Sunday, September 27th 4:30-6:30pm Where: Lyon Park in Arlington, VA What’s the perfect way to celebrate fall, football, and badgers while eating genuine Wisconsin brats and drinking New Glarus beer? Our annual brat picnic, of course! This is a great event for all Badgers and their friends and families. Our 50 first registrants will […]

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  • 8/24/15

    Where: Lyon Park (Arlington, VA) (414 N Fillmore St, Arlington, Virginia 22201) When: September 2 from 4:30pm-6:30pm What’s the perfect way to celebrate fall, football, and badgers while eating genuine Wisconsin brats and drinking New Glarus beer? Our annual brat picnic, of course! This is a great event for all Badgers and their friends and families. Our […]

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  • Badger Honor Flight (September 12)

    8/24/15

    Where: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (1 Aviation Cir, Arlington, Virginia 22202) When: Various times (see below) We need volunteers for September’s upcoming Badger Honor Flight. Come and cheer on the veterans at various parts of their day – this is our chance to show them support and thank them for their service to our […]

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  • DC Badgers Welcome to the City September Happy Hour (September 10)

    8/24/15

    Where: Blackfinn (1620 I St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006) When: Thursday, September 10 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm Please join us at Blackfinn AmeriPub downtown to celebrate the end of summer with fellow DC Badgers! Are you a recent graduate, intern, or just new to the area? Get connected with one of the largest […]

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  • DC Central Kitchen Volunteer Event (September 2)

    8/24/15

    Where: DC Central Kitchen (425 2nd St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001) When: Wednesday, September 2 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm We’ll be at the DC Central Kitchen again to help out with evening meal preparation. This is a very popular event that books up fast, so sign up soon with our volunteer coordinator, Laila […]

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  • Annual Brewers vs. Nationals Game & Tailgate (08/22)

    7/20/15

    Break out your Brewers (or Nationals) gear! The Milwaukee Brewers will play the Washington Nationals at their riverfront park and the WI State Society will be hosting their famous tailgate before the game. We will also be joined by the Washington area Marquette and Purdue alumni clubs. The tailgate is at 4pm at the Potomac […]

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  • DC Badgers Volunteer at Capital Area Food Bank’s DC Community Marketplace (08/01/15)

    7/20/15

    Join us for a volunteer event this August! This project is a great way to see some of the Capital Area Food Bank’s direct distribution and work directly with the clients it serves. Volunteers will help to distribute fresh produce to those in need in our community at a pop-up farmers’ market. RSVP to Tom […]

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  • DC Badgers July Happy Hour & Intramural Sports Social (July 29)

    7/20/15

    On July 29 (6:30-8:30pm), the Wisconsin Alumni Association will be hosting our first ever intramural sports social. Join our intramural athletes at Lou’s City Bar (1400 Irving St NW, Washington, DC)for an evening of drinks and fun. Leinenkugel’s will be sponsoring the event, so get ready for free schwag and free beer samplings! ALL Badgers […]

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  • Our 2015 Badger of the Year: Daryl Kleist ’01, MS’03

    5/28/15

    Kleist is an assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic Science at the University of Maryland.

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  • Spring Kickball

    4/28/15

    We are once again fielding our unofficial Wisconsin kickball team this summer. Games take place on the National Mall. Please direct questions to wisconsinkickballdc@gmail.com. All are welcome.

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  • DC Badgers Tailgate and DC United Game – Saturday, June 6th

    4/28/15

    The DC Badgers are joining the other B1G schools for a tailgate before the Saturday, June 6th, soccer match against Toronto FC. The tailgate takes place in parking lot 8 of RFK Stadium (we’ll have a tent) and starts at 5 pm. We’ll have brats, beer, soda and veggie options. The DC United game starts […]

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  • Volunteer at DC Central Kitchen – Saturday, May 9 from 9am-12pm

    4/28/15

    DC Badgers are out to volunteer again! This May we’ll be at DC Central Kitchen, right near the Judiciary Square Metro on the red line. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Laila, one of our volunteer coordinators, at lailasalimi@gmail.com to RSVP! DC Central Kitchen is America’s leader in reducing hunger with recycled food, […]

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  • Chancellor Blank in town to receive prestigious Mohnihan Prize

    4/28/15

    Chancellor Rebecca Blank will give the Daniel Moynihan Lecture at the National Press Club on Thursday, May 7th at 2:30 pm. This prize recognizes leaders who champion the use of informed judgment to advance the public good and who promote the use of sound analysis and social science research in policy-making. It is given by […]

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  • DC Badgers Founders’ Day Celebration (May 18, 2015)

    3/25/15

    You’re invited to join us for our 2015 Founders’ Day Celebration to reconnect with the university and learn about what is happening on campus! Register now. Where: District Architecture Center (421 7th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004) When: Monday, May 18, 2015 at 6pm An open bar and hors d’oeuvres reception will be […]

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  • Badger Honor Flight (April 25, 2015)

    3/25/15

    The Badger Honor Flight, a chapter of the Honor Flight Network based out of Madison, WI, will be arriving at Reagan National Airport (DCA) on Saturday, April 25. We need volunteers to come and cheer on the veterans at various parts of their day – this is our chance to show them support and thank […]

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  • Annual Crazy Legs in Washington D.C. (April 25)

    3/2/15

    It’s that time of year again! Start training for Crazy Legs in DC. The DC Badgers start our race at the Capitol Reflecting Pool and end at Hamilton’s Bar and Grill where the fun continues. Register by April 10 in order to get your t-shirt for the event.

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  • DC Badgers T-Shirt Design Contest (April 1 Deadline)

    3/2/15

    Ever wanted to see badgers wearing your design on a t-shirt? Here’s your chance! We’re holding a t-shirt design contest so that other DC Badgers can wear their pride. Please send your design to dcbadgers@uwalumni.com by April 1, 2015 to make a submission. Check out UW Athletics guidelines for info on ways to use Bucky, […]

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  • Volunteer Event at the Capital Area Food Bank (March 25)

    3/2/15

    Badgers will be sorting canned goods that are donated to the center and packing them up to be shipped out at the Capitol Area Food Bank from 6:30-8:30pm. RSVP to lailasalimi@gmail.com. The Capital Area Food Bank is located at:4900 Puerto Rico Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20017. The food bank is metro accessible by way of […]

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  • NCAA Tournament

    3/2/15

    We’ll be watching the games at both of our badger bars, Hamilton’s Bar and Grill and Lou’s City Bar! Enjoy regular game day specials and the company of other badgers. Our first game is March 20 at 9:20pm against Coastal Carolina!

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  • Big 10 Tournament at Blackfinn (Starts March 13)

    3/2/15

    Join the DC Badgers at Blackfinn’s Restaurant to watch our Badgers compete in the B1G Men’s Basketball tournament starting Friday, March 13th. Located at 1620 I Street NW, Blackfinn is offering us great food and beverage specials during the Wisconsin games. Check back for exact game times as they are announced. Badgers have advanced to […]

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  • March Happy Hour (3/5/15)

    2/10/15

    Join fellow DC Badgers on Thursday, March 5th at 6 p.m. for basketball and happy hour specials at one of our alumni bars, Lou’s. The Badgers play the Gophers at 7 p.m. at Williams Arena.

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  • Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Basketball Game Watch (2/21/15)

    2/10/15

    The Gophers are joining us at Hamilton’s at 12PM on Saturday, February 21st as our teams meet at the Kohl Center! Hope to see you there for the usual food and drink specials.

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  • Wisconsin Badgers vs. Maryland Basketball Game (02/24/15)

    12/17/14

    Tickets for the DC Badgers’section are SOLD OUT. Email dcbadgers@uwalumni.com if you are still looking for tickets. Visit http://www.dots.umd.edu/bballparking.html for information on pre-purchasing parking in the Regents Drive Garage, which is a 12 minute walk to the Xfinity Center. There is also a quick bus between this garage and the Xfinity Center: http://www.dots.umd.edu/parking/athletics/bbquickbus.pdf To get […]

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  • CAN Leadership Opportunities

    12/17/14

    Let’s get more badgers involved in CAN (Capital Alumni Network) leadership! CAN elections are coming up on February 2 at 7pm at the Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St). See the open positions below and contact Melissa Coughlin (Boston University) at mel@dcalum.org about the elected and appointed positions and Lauren Phillips (American University) at […]

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  • Volunteer Wreath Clean-Up (01/24/15)

    12/17/14

    The DC Badgers will be headed back to Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, January 24 to collect all of the wreaths that were placed around the cemetery in December. Please meet the other DC Badgers inside the Visitors’ Center at 8:30 – the group will leave at 8:45 for the orientation session. We will then […]

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  • Basketball Game Watch with Iowa Hawkeyes (01/31/15)

    12/17/14

    Join us for a joint basketball game watch party to watch the Wisconsin Badgers take on the Iowa Hawkeyes. We’ll be heading to Public Bar in Dupont Circle (the local Iowa alumni bar) for our first joint game watch party with Iowa alumni. The game starts at 12pm ET. This is a great opportunity to […]

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  • Outback Bowl Game Watch (01/01/2015)

    12/17/14

    The Badgers have made it to bowl games for the 5th year in a row. Start off your new year right by cheering them on as they take on the Auburn Tigers in the Outback Bowl! Join other DC Badgers at Hamilton’s Bar & Grill and Lou’s City Bar on New Years Day. Kick-off is […]

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  • Big 10 Championship Game Watch: Wisconsin vs. Ohio State (12/06/14)

    12/2/14

    The Badgers beat the Gophers, and now it’s the Buckeyes’ turn! Join us at our two badger bars, Hamilton’s Bar & Grill and Lou’s City Bar, to watch the Badgers in the Big 10 Championship game against Ohio State. Kick-off is at 8:17pm ET.

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  • Wisconsin vs. Marquette Basketball Game Watch at Hamilton’s (12/06/14)

    12/2/14

    Join us for our annual Wisconsin vs. Marquette game watch at Hamilton’s Bar & Grill. We need you to come out to support our Badgers — and also to make sure that we have a bigger turnout than Marquette! The game starts at 12:30 p.m.

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  • Wisconsin vs. Maryland Basketball Game (02/24/14) Interest Survey

    11/17/14

    Want to sit with other DC-area badgers at the upcoming Wisconsin vs. Maryland basketball game in College Park? Fill out our interest form for an advance purchase opportunity!

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  • DC Badgers’ Annual Everything But The Turkey Volunteer Event

    10/20/14

    Our annual Thanksgiving volunteer event with the DCJCC is coming up on November 24 from 6:30-8:30pm! We’ll help be part of a group that prepares over 10,000 servings of food for people in need in the DC metro area. We’ll prepare Everything But The Turkey. Volunteers prepare the hearty Thanksgiving Day side dishes to go […]

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  • Upcoming October & November Events

    10/8/14

    We have tons of great events coming up in the next few months! Check them out and send a note to dcbadgers@uwalumni.com if you have any questions or need more information. October 18 – Badger Honor Flight Greeting: Help welcome a group of Madison veterans as they visit DC to see the memorials erected in their […]

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  • DC Badgers Oktober Happy Hour at Dacha Beer Garden

    10/2/14

    Join us next Monday, October 6 from 5:30-8:30pm to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather! We’ll be getting together at Dacha Beer Garden in the Shaw neighborhood. Dacha (1600 7th ST NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001) has a large outdoor space as well as an extensive German beer selection, brats, and beer cheese sauce! […]

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  • Our Ragnar Relay Team Needs a Runner

    9/2/14

    The DC Badgers Ragnar Relay team is in need of one more runner for the September 12 race!

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  • Upcoming Fall Events

    8/25/14

    We have a number of great events coming up this fall so be sure to get them on your calendars!

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  • Badger of the Year Award Nominations Deadline EXTENDED

    8/6/14

    Established in 2011, the DC Badger of the Year award honors a UW-Madison graduate who has made a positive impact on the community while demonstrating strong Badger spirit.

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  • Join the UW Badger Co-Ed Flag Football Team

    8/6/14

    Play against more than 50 alumni chapters in the Capital Alumni Network (CAN).

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  • DC Badger Volunteers

    5/20/14

    The Wisconsin Alumni Association’s DC Chapter organizes volunteer events that bring together local alumni to conduct outreach efforts. These activities are a great way to meet fellow Badgers, explore different parts of the greater Washington area, and do good deeds for our collective community.

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  • UW Alumni License Plate Offer for Maryland Residents

    5/13/14

    The Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA), Washington, DC Chapter has initiated the creation of University of Wisconsin organizational license plates for the State of Maryland.

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