Warhawk Football coach teams up with UW Foundation, Inc. to go beyond the game


Dane Sheehan

Head Coach of the UW-Whitewater football team Kevin Bullis walks off the field smiling, after the Warhawks defeated St. John’s (MINN.) to advance to the 2019 Division III Football National Championship.

Hannah Michalowski, Sports Editor

As COVID-19 continues to spread across Wisconsin, UW-Whitewater is no exception. But the QuaranTeam fundraiser set up by UW Foundation, Inc. provides students with some comfort in care packages and hygiene products while quarantining and isolating in Clem Hall. Head football coach Kevin Bullis made a significant donation to kick start the program.

“During these times we’ve all dealt with some type of disclusion. I thought it was a great idea, so I decided to help them raise some money. The UW Foundation has always been so helpful whenever we put on fundraisers for the football program. When people help you, you always want to help back,” Bullis said. 

Students in quarantine are currently being held on one floor, while students in isolation are on a separate floor. Strict health precautions are being taken care of daily such as cleaning the bathrooms, and door handles. Students in quarantine are unable to leave their rooms besides to use the restroom. Students in isolation are allowed to slightly mingle. Food is brought to the students twice daily. Meals are being delivered at lunch and dinner. The dinner includes dinner for that night as well as the next morning’s breakfast. Starting as soon as next week, the QuaranTeam fundraiser will allow for care packages to be delivered as well. 

“Anytime you give students fun, free stuff I think it’s appreciated. QuaranTeam is a great gesture. It’s a great initiative. I think the students will appreciate anything coming in the care packages,” said director of Residence Life Terry Tumbarello. 

The UW Foundation, Inc. manages hundreds of funds that can be allocated toward fundraisers. It also provides funds for scholarships, university programs and athletics. The QuaranTeam fundraiser allows for donators to choose an amount they wish to donate. Each amount corresponds to certain items in the care packages. The UW Foundation, Inc. was asked to help find ways to improve the students’ stay during quarantine. It is a resource able to take donations from individuals to help benefit the process.

“It is a couple-step process. We have been working with housing to come up with ideas. As we raise funds, we can give them to improve students’ stay in Clem. Right away we got a fund and webpage set up and started promoting to the campus community, employees, and alumni groups to solicit donations towards the program,” director of Alumni Relations Amy Oeding said. 

To donate to the QuaranTeam fundraiser visit https://www.uww.edu/foundation/how-to-give/quaranteam.