Nov. 30, 2013
MADISON, Wis. -- The University of Wisconsin Athletic Department in conjunction with Oscar Mayer is pleased to announce Jack McCoy of Darlington, Wis., as today’s Wisconsin Football Season Ticket Holder of the Game.
Jack attended his first Badger game at Camp Randall Stadium on October 1, 1955, in a game against the University of Iowa. The Badgers won 37-14 in front of a capacity home crowd. Jack first started attending games on a regular basis in the late 1960s, when his father, Jim, acquired four tickets through a family connection. He would use those tickets until he began buying his own in 1982.
As his business grew, so did his passion for the Badgers. Jack and his family now annually purchase 24 season tickets which he enjoys treating friends, family, customers and employees to a Badger gameday which always includes a hearty tailgate before kickoff.
Jack and his family’s support of the UW Athletic Department go beyond the season tickets they purchase. Collectively, the McCoy family has made a leadership gift to the Student Athlete Performance Center, which is scheduled to open later this year on the north side of Camp Randall Stadium.
“To me, it’s very important to be proud of the athletic program,” Jack says as part of his reasoning behind the donation. “We as a family made this commitment. We wanted to do our part to help the program.”
To Jack and his family, the program is more than just the product on the field. They are impressed and enjoy supporting the high quality of student-athlete at the University and have always enjoyed the UW band.
“The program has become a national power,” he says, “but we’ve always had the best band in the country.”
From the excitement in the streets as fans trek towards Camp Randall before kickoff, all the way through the end of the 5th Quarter, Jack enjoys everything about Badger Football. And thanks in part to the contributions of the McCoy family, future student-athletes will be able to experience it.
As part of being named the Season Ticket Holder of the Game, Jack will be recognized on the field during today’s game vs. Penn State.
The University of Wisconsin Athletic Department is pleased to join Oscar Mayer in saluting Jack McCoy and family as this week’s Season Ticket Holder of the Game.