Published On: July 26th, 2023

July 26, 2023
Samantha Rubin

Madison Mallards and the Wisconsin Alumni Association Team Up to Bring “On Wisconsin Night” to The Duck Pond
Maynard G. Mallard and Buckingham U. Badger bring a double dose of festive fun to the Duck Pond 

The Madison Mallards are excited to announce their partnership with the Wisconsin Alumni Association to bring “On Wisconsin Night” to the Duck Pond at Warner Park on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023. 

For the first time in team history, the Mallards will be collaborating with the Wisconsin Alumni Association for a promotional night that will feature a dual-branded bucket-hat giveaway to the first 1,000 fans through the gates at Warner Park. The hat will be reversible with Mallards and University of Wisconsin-Madison logos. 

“This bucket hat is one of the coolest promotional items our team has ever made,” team president, Vern Stenman said. “We’re so excited to bring a first-of-its-kind event to Warner Park to bring together Mallards and Badger fans alike.” 

In addition to the bucket-hat giveaway, there will also be appearances from Bucky Badger, the UW Spirit Squad, and members of the UW Marching Band. They will take part in pregame activities, such as the ceremonial first pitch and the national anthem, and will perform during the seventh-inning stretch and throughout the game. 

“We’re delighted to partner with the Madison Mallards and launch a new summer tradition for UW alumni and Madison-area friends,” said Sarah Schutt, the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s chief alumni officer and executive director. “The combined spirit of Duck Pond regulars and local Badgers will be a terrific experience for all!” 

Gates for “On Wisconsin Night” will open at 5:05 p.m., with the game starting at 6:05 p.m. Tickets for “On Wisconsin Night” are still available for purchase online or over the phone. For more information on the Madison Mallards and single-game tickets, call 608-246-4277, visit, or email 


The Madison Mallards team is a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Now in its 29th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires, and front office  staff, 300 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner  and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist, and  Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS), as well as 2019 Rookie of the  Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove 

winner, and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website at and on ESPN+. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play, and set the Mallards as your favorite team.

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