DMC is always growing and has alumni from schools around the US and world including many alumni from both Notre Dame and Northwestern University.
With so many supporters of both teams, it was exciting to find out that these two football teams would be playing each other in Evanston, Illinois near our flagship Chicago office.
DMC employees from Chicago and even employees from various other offices came together and made use of DMC's activity fund to tailgate before watching their alma maters compete under the lights.
The DMC activity fund is a monthly stipend that is available to anyone to plan fun events so that employees can relax and get to know each other better.
It was a crisp, fall day perfect for football. With kickoff set for 6:30 PM, DMCers arrived around 2:30 - plenty early to tailgate before the game.
Food came shortly after in the form of catered BBQ from Bluestone, a local Evanston restaurant. There were also the usual tailgating staples like chili and bratwurst prepared by other tailgaters.
There was plenty of beer to drink as well. Leading up to the game everyone had a great time socializing with each other and other tailgaters.
The game was an exciting conclusion to the tailgate. Notre Dame battled to remain undefeated and secure a spot in the college football playoffs while Northwestern sought to solidify their position atop of the Big Ten West.
At halftime, the score was tied 7-7. However, Notre Dame began to pull ahead in the 3rd quarter, and at the end of the game, the final score was Notre Dame 31, Northwestern 21.
Sharing a little friendly compeition and cheering on our teams was a great way for DMC employees from multiple offices to bond!
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