Calabash World Cup Kick-Off

Calabash World Cup Kick-Off

Celebrate Africa’s first World Cup with a series of events in Madison’s Dungeon-Monroe neighborhood! Fun for the whole family!

Most events are free and all are open to the public.

Calabash World Cup Kick-Off Schedule

Friday, June 11, 2010

9:00 am
Outdoor screening of  World Cup 2010 Match (South Africa v. Mexico)
Rice’s Service Station, 2620 Monroe Street
Flags and stadium cards for kids.
Cost: FREE!

12:00-2:00 pm
FAN FEST Fun Soccer Games for Kids
Kids can kick the ball around with UW student athletes.
Wingra Park
Free stadium cards, flags, prizes.
Cost: FREE!

2:00-4:00 pm
Kids World Cup Photos 
Kids can capture the glory with a picture of themselves with the official World Cup Soccer Ball and a replica of the FIFA World Cup Trophy.
Krakora Photography Studio, 2618 Monroe Street.
Cost: Charges vary (Fund-raiser for University Wellness Fund)

5:00pm-6:00 pm
Talk: Arts and Crafts of Southern Africa
Explore the  traditions and ceremonies of the  people of Southern Africa through arts and crafts with a talk by the Kessels, owners of Calabash Gifts.
Calabash Gifts, 2608 Monroe Street
Cost: FREE!

7:00 pm
Lecture: African Football, African Politics, and the World Cup
Michael Schatzberg, Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Co-sponsored by the African Studies Program, UW-Madison.
Victor Allen’s Coffee & Tea, 2623 Monroe Street
Cost: FREE!

Events on June 11th are just the beginning of an on-going series of African Studies Program events centered on the 2010 World Cup, including a workshop for teachers and athletic coaches on July 8, 2010.

For more information, contact Heather DuBois Bourenane.

The Calabash World Cup Kick-Off is sponsored by the UW-Madison African Studies Program, the University Wellness Foundation, and Fontana Sports.