Generation Opportunity brings its “Opt-Out” of Obamacare tailgate to Notre Dame

 

Last weekend, Generation Opportunity took it’s “Opt-Out” of Obamacare tailgate to the University of Notre Dame, home of the Fighting Irish.

 

After a Notre Dame student heard about their party at the University of Miami, he asked Generation Opportunity to come to his school’s last football game of the year. The group happily obliged.

Generation Opportunity tents

 

They came in a motorcade of six SUVs with four cases of soda, six super value boxes of Swiss Miss and two boxes of apple cider mix.

Generation Opportunity back hatch

 

As well as six cases of water.

Gen Opp supplies

 

They set up tents and harnessed them to the back of the SUVs.

Gen Opp back hatch set up

 

And best of all, they brought 75 boxes of pizza.

Gen Opp pizza boxes

Gen Opp empty pizza boxes

 

It was 28 degrees out side, with a real feel of 18 degrees, and 36 mile an hour winds. But more than 100 students still showed up.

Gen Opp Notre Dame spotlight

 

And with them they brought the real party: 6 bottles of Andre, two handles of Fireball Whiskey, two cases of beer and several handles of vodka, rum and gin.

Gen Opp beer pong

 

It was so cold even the DJ Generation Opportunity hired had to stop spinning beats because his equipment was freezing. He switched to a boombox, which he ran out the back hatch of his SUV.

Gen Opp boom box

 

But the students kept coming. And pretty soon, students from other tailgates heard about the free pizza and went in search of Generation Opportunity’s tailgate.

Gen Opp students pizza

Gen Opp female students pizza

 

Where they found green and yellow Mardis Gras beads, “Opt-Out” koozies and raffle tickets for the chance to win cool prizes.

Gen Opp students listening

Like a free iPad.

Gen Opp ipad signup

Soon Generation Opportunity mascot Creepy Uncle Sam joined the party.

And Creepy Uncle Sam really knows how to party.

Then it started to snow.

Gen opp student snow

 Really snow. It was practically a blizzard.

Gen Opp pizza snow

But even that didn’t keep the students away. They found creative ways to stay warm.

Gen Opp slap the bag

All things considered, it was a pretty successful tailgate.

Gen Opp snow pose

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