MADISON — The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, in conjunction with the Capitol press corps, will hold its annual holiday party and raffle Thursday, Dec. 14 from 6-9 pm.
Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Daily Cardinal and the Badger Herald, the two student newspapers at UW-Madison.
All area journalists and journalism supporters are encouraged to attend the free event, held at the Argus Bar, 123 E. Main St. in Madison. Please bring a dish to pass.
Raffle prizes pledged so far include:
* One-year subscription to Wispolitics.com, courtesy Wispolitics.com
* One night stay, Circle M Market Farm, Blanchardville, courtesy Circle M
* Party for 25 people at Seminole Pool, courtesy Seminole Pool and Katy Culver
* Two tickets, American Players Theatre, plus Book of Lore, courtesy APT
* Two tickets, Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest, courtesy Isthmus
* Ron Dayne autographed UW football, courtesy CNN’s Manu Raju
* Phil Hands autographed cartoons, courtesy Phil Hands
* John Hart autographed photo print, courtesy John Hart
* WORT Beer and burger gift package, courtesy WORT
* Two UW Badgers basketball tickets and parking pass, courtesy Wisconsin State Journal
* Two Wisconsin State Journal gift packages, courtesy State Journal
* Wisconsin Public Television gift package, courtesy WPT
* Funk Factory Geuzeria gift package, courtesy Funk Factory
* Five bags, Just Coffee Peace on Earth holiday blend, courtesy Just Coffee
* Wine package, Learfield Radio, courtesy Learfield
* Books by Anthony Shadid, Jeff Greenfield, & Ken Vogel, courtesy the authors and Mark Pitsch
* Gift certificates for Food Fight, the Great Dane, Walker House, Bel Air Cantina, and Downtown Madison Inc., courtesy Coopers Tavern, Larry Gallup, Dee J. Hall, Walker House, Wisconsin Health News, and Pines Bach
* Madison Magazine subscription, courtesy Madison Magazine
* Curated beer selection by Chris Drosner, aka Beer Baron, courtesy Chris Drosner
* Three Midwest brewery prize packs, courtesy Wisconsin State Journal
* Potosi Brewery gift pack, courtesy Rebecca Wasieleski
* SPJ Madison gift package, including Vintage Brewing Company certificate, courtesy SPJ
* Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism gift package, courtesy WCIJ
* Badger Herald gift package. courtesy Badger Herald
* Daily Cardinal gift package, courtesy Daily Cardinal
Please consider donating a raffle prize. Contact Mark Pitsch, SPJ president, at mpitsch (at) madison.com for details on donating.
The annual holiday party and raffle continues the tradition of SPJ Madison and local journalists raising money to advance journalism. In the past, the raffle has generated donations to the Tom Mulhern Scholarship for Sports Journalism at UW-Madison, Simpson Street Free Press and the Elliott Maraniss and David Maraniss Scholarship at UW-Madison.