Tritonfest Set for Saturday at Lambeau Field Atrium

Delaney Butterfield, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

Notre Dame’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Tritonfest, is just days away. The event is Saturday, February 20, at the Lambeau Field Atrium, and tickets are $100 per attendee.

Tritonfest is kicked off with an optional Eucharistic Mass at 4:30 p.m., followed by a reception, music and dinner from 5 to 7 p. m. The live and silent auctions are from 7:00 to 10:30 pm. About 465 guests, along with the 50 parent volunteers and 60 student volunteers, are expected.

There is still a need for both parent and student volunteers, and students can sign up to volunteer on the sheet outside Mr. Kriegl’s door, according to Mr. Geno McKenna, coordinator for the event and NDA’s new Director of Events and Alumni Relations.

Tritonfest is crucial to lowering the tuition for NDA students. The money raised directly benefits all students and their families with tuition assistance and scholarships. Without the money raised from the event, tuition would be $9,320 rather than the $5,700 per student it is now.

“This fundraiser is essential for making tuition affordable for NDA families,” emphasized Mr. McKenna.

This year’s theme for Tritonfest is “Lifetime of Opportunity.” McKenna said the theme “describes the journey our young students and alumni are on as they grow into professional leaders and volunteers in our community…..following their faith, heart and dreams.”

The Tritones and NDA Jazz Band will both be performing as well as a student guest speaker, Brenda Aguila, class of 2017.

Tritonfest offers unique once-in-a-lifetime experiences for guests to bid on in the live auction. These include following Brett Favre to Canton, Ohio, to see him enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame August 5- 7.  Included in this package are four seats to the Friday concert, the Saturday Hall of Fame football enshrinement and the Hall of Fame game on Sunday as well as two hotel rooms for three nights.

Another prize is four tickets to the Adele concert on July 13 at the United Center in Chicago.

The silent auction features gift baskets, tools, photography, gift certificates and, yes, even Mrs. Brown’s brownies.