Nov. 5, 2012
MADISON, Wis. -- The Badgers are used to visiting the American Family Children's Hospital, but last Saturday seven UW football players were able to benefit the hospital in a different way--by coaching a powderpuff football tournament.
"Tour de Touchdown" is an annual philanthropic event organized by UW Greek fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon to benefit the American Family Children's Hospital. Over 175 women from all of the UW Greek sororities participated in the flag football tournament held in the McClain Practice Facility of Camp Randall Stadium.
UW football players Warren Herring, David Gilbert, Nicholas Hill, Darius Hillary, Sam Arneson, Eric Steffes, and Jacob Keefer coached and refereed the sororities participating in the semi-final and championship games.
"They showed determination to win and it was a very physical tournament," said Herring. "It's not every day you get to see girls playing high tempo football and playing to win."
"The players helped coached the women and it became a great way for everyone to have some fun," said Brett Baur, President of Sigma Phi Epsilon. "I know the Badgers really got involved trying to out-coach their teammates."
Thanks to the UW football players participation, the event raised $5,000 dollars for the American Family Children's Hospital.
"This was the first year we involved the football players in our event," said Baur. "We are grateful to them for their help in making our event a success."