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Club T-shirts

In honor of the great coach shared by Notre Dame and Northwestern, we have a club t-shirt made specially for the game. A great memento of the game, and all funds raised will go towards scholarships for the Notre Dame Clubs of Chicago and Lake County. 




Scholarship Raffle

Prize Drawn at Tailgate

Win 2 box tickets to the Blackhawks vs. Bruins Winter Classic!

Can’t make it to the game, but want to participate? No problem! You don’t need to be present to win. Proceeds will go towards scholarships.

Buy your chances here: https://www.cherryfish.com/NDvNUtailgate


Notre Dame – Northwestern Service Event

Sunday October 21, 2018
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Notre Dame and Northwestern Alumni come together before the big game for a good cause!

Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. New and nearly new children’s items are collected through grassroots community drives and corporate donations, which are then processed and packaged by volunteers in our warehouse, The Giving Factory®. Packages from The Giving Factory are distributed to local disadvantaged children — through a network of service partners.

Notre Dame Alumni from Chicago and Lake County, along with our friends from Northwestern, will be hosting two service opportunities in the coming months to support Cradles to Crayons.

The first opportunity is to volunteer on October 21 at The Giving Factory – A volunteer shift in The Giving Factory Warehouse involves hands-on processing of the children’s items that are donated to us on a regular basis. Each station in our warehouse includes inspecting, sorting, and packaging donations so that they are ready for distribution to the children we serve. During the event, you will fill orders for specific children and you will walk away knowing how many children and families you have helped!



Cradles to Crayons
4141 W George Street, Chicago, IL 60641
30 total spots for ND and NU alumni!

Register directly with Cradles to Crayons

Registration Code:  a0RC000000Zfjsl

 If you aren’t able to join us on the 21st, you can still help!

Even if you can’t make it to the volunteer shift, join us in a friendly competition against Northwestern alums to see who can collect the most winter boots for the kids Cradles to Crayons serves. Shop our ND Amazon Wish List and ship the boots directly to Cradles to Crayons. After the volunteer shift, the winner will be announced!


Notre Dame Pep Rally

Friday, November 2
7:00 pm

Get excited for the game with a family-friendly pep rally the night before!

The real ND Pep Rally experience, right here in Chicago! The evening will include visits by former ND leprechauns and former ND players, music by local members of the Alumni Band and other special guests. Keep an eye on this space for more information!



Haven Middle School
2417 Prairie Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201

Register Here (same page as Tailgate registration): https://www.cherryfish.com/NDvNUtailgate


Notre Dame Mass

Saturday, November 3
TBD (approx 4 hours before kick-off)

Start your game day right.

Members of the Notre Dame Clubs of Chicago and Lake County, along with friends, neighbors and visitors will have a mass in the Evanston area. We welcome you to start your game day with us in prayer. Mass will be con-celebrated with the chaplains from both clubs.



St. Athanasius Parish
1615 Lincoln St, Evanston, IL 60201

No advance registration required.


Pre-Game Tailgate

Saturday, November 3
TBD (Begins 3-4 hours prior to kick-off)

The best place to be before the game!

Don’t do all the work throwing a tailgate – let us do it for you and enjoy the day! An Irish band with both Notre Dame and Northwestern grads will provide entertainment and the Band of the Fighting Irish and cheerleaders will make an appearance! Tickets include food, soft drinks and drink tickets for the bar. Get your tickets today to secure your spot!

The tailgate is being held as a fundraiser for student scholarships.



Canal Shores Golf Course
1030 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
No parking available on site. Accessible by CTA Purple Line and Metra UP-N (Union Pacific-North) (see transportation information below)
10 minute walk to Ryan Field.

Register Here: https://www.cherryfish.com/NDvNUtailgate


Notre Dame vs. Northwestern at Northwestern Ryan Field

Saturday, November 3

Please click HERE to Ryan Field Game Day Information as well as information on the stadium’s clear bag policy.



Most events will be accessible by public transportation – Metra and CTA.

For the pep-rally, mass, tailgate and game, Central stop on both the Metra and Purple Line.

Parking near the stadium is limited, check out Northwestern’s transportation information for full information about parking, mass transit and shuttles.