The Celebration of Champions, a fundraising concert hosted by the University of Oshkosh football and men’s basketball programs, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.
The event, the first of its kind for the athletics department, will be held at Fox River Brewing Co., 1501 Arboretum Dr.
Chicago-based band Exit 147 will be the featured entertainment. Exit 147, one of Chicago’s top cover bands, includes Jim Tinaglia, father of Titan football player Nick Tinaglia. The band covers the likes of Bon Jovi, Big & Rich, Kid Rock, Doobie Brothers, The Killers, U2, Neon Trees, Lynard Skynyrd, Journey, Van Halen and Cheap Trick.
Funding the Champions
The Celebration of Champions is an evening to celebrate the accomplishments of UW-Oshkosh athletics, specifically football and men’s basketball. It also is a fundraiser to support the Titans when they reach their goal of playing for a national championship. The money raised will help offset costs when a team is in contention for a national championship.
“We are excited about the inaugural Celebration of Champions,” Titan football head coach Pat Cerroni said. “We are grateful that Exit 147 and Fox River Brewing Company agreed to partner with us on this event. Not only will it be an evening to showcase the success of Titan athletics, but also an for the University to celebrate Titan pride with the Fox Valley community.”
The Titan football team played for its first-ever national championship in 2016 and was one score away from playing in the Stagg Bowl again in 2017. The Titan men’s basketball team reached its first final four last season, falling in the national championship.
Only 300 tickets for the Celebration of Champions are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The tickets cost $30 each and include one free drink.
Celebration of Champions Tickets
UW Oshkosh Athletics Department
Kolf Sports Center Athletics Office
785 High Street
Purchase tickets in person or call the athletics office.
Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau:
100 North Main Street, Suite #112
Phone: (920) 303-9200
Purchase tickets in person or call Jodi Jensema.
Football and men’s basketball players also will be selling tickets.
*Tickets purchased the day of the event at the door will be $35.