Cabinet to promote, organize annual Tailgate for Life charity event


A Cabinet member throws powder on runners at the Race for Riley color run on Sept. 17. The Cabinet used boxes of powder like the one in the picture, as well as colorful, liquid paints.

Jillian Moore

The Cabinet is currently organizing the Tailgate for Life, which they will run on Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m. on the home side lot of the football stadium. Students interested in attending can buy tickets for $5 from any Cabinet member. The proceeds from the event benefit Riley Children’s Hospital.

Cabinet sponsor Sarah Wolff said that Cabinet has worked hard to capitalize on the momentum from the Race for Riley color run on Sept. 17.

“(We also have) the Tailgate for Life, and that is before the Homecoming game on Sept. 30. So that’s what we’re planning for our school and community, and we try to do a school and community event every single month so there’s very little time off,” she said.

Runners wear their white Race for Riley t-shirts at the first lap of the 3K color run on Sept. 17. All proceeds from the payment for shirts and entry went to Riley Children’s Hospital.

According to Speaker of the House Tomas Balcius, the Cabinet has a lot of activities planned so the Tailgate for Life attendees can have a great time.

“At our tailgate, it’s actually a really fun event. It’s in the parking lot at the football stadium again,” Balcius said. “We grill out, have a dunk tank, we play spikeball, cornhole. We’re planning on doing a spirit station where people can do signs, facepaint, whatever. Yeah, just fun things for the kids here.”