SINCE 2011

As all great ideas begin, the Ultimate Tailgate Party was created over a cold one with friends on a back porch in Louisiana. UTP is a non-profit annual fundraiser supporting the hosting organization, the Exchange Club, programs of service:

Americanism, Building a Strong Family Unit, and Child Abuse Prevention


We come together in order to eliminate child abuse in all forms, to foster the health and growth of a strong family unit, to promote Americanism, to strengthen the education of our children and to give ourselves in service to our community. 

August 22, 2020

Ultimate Tailgate Party

Covington Trailhead, 7-11 pm

Tailgate and football fans will join the Exchange Club to kick off the 2019 football season and to raise money for the children and families of our community. This event is to raise money for the children and families of our community. Over the past 9 years the Exchange Club has given $430,000 back to our community with your help!

The event will have live music by Four Unplugged, an online silent auction, and live auction to contribute to our two annual beneficiaries. To show our appreciation to our sponsors, the Exchange Club will hold a Post-Event Beneficiary Celebration to distribute funds to beneficiaries for their various projects. We look forward to a successful 9th Annual Ultimate Tailgate Party!


Team Cooking


Live & Silent Auction Items


Four Unplugged


Giving Back to our Community

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Steering Committee

  • Chairman: Fred Rittler
  • Co-Chairman: Jim Yancey
  • Co-Chairman: Neal Clark
  • Sponsorship: Jimmy Hingle
  • Auction: Alex Clark & Katie Palazzo
  • BBQ Competition: David Marquardt & Rory Roniger
  • Marketing: Jacob Butcher
  • Decorations: Gretchen & Jim Yancey
  • Entertainment: Bo Jakins
  • Registration: Thomas Mitchell
  • Site: Pete McClenahan & Michael LoProto
  • Food & Beverage: Betsy Tarkington
  • Volunteers: Raina Rudolph


Primary Beneficiaries

Trust-Based Relational Interventions®, an evidence-based treatment for children who have experienced multiple traumatic events is to be implemented by Children’s Advocacy Center-Hope House. TBRI® is designed for children from “hard places” such as abuse, neglect, and/or trauma. Because of their histories, it is often difficult for these children to trust the loving adults in their lives, which often results in perplexing behaviors. TBRI® offers practical tools for parents, caregivers, teachers, or anyone who works with children, to see the “whole child” in their care and help that child reach his highest potential.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a program provided by the Youth Service Bureau that trains and supervises community volunteers from all walks of life to be a voice in Court for abused and neglected children, to help judges find them safe and permanent homes. CASA assists the Court in its determination of the best interest of children by providing a firs-hand, independent perspective. CASA benefits our community by working to help end the cycle of child abuse and helps children have what all children deserve – safe, permanent homes.

Secondary Beneficiary

The mission of the Miracle League Northshore is to promote the health and well-being of children with disabilities, provide opportunities for able-bodied children to learn about and interact with children with disabilities, and develop community awareness and support for the child athlete with disabilities through organized sports leagues. The Miracle League is designed to serve kids who cannot be accommodated by established baseball, basketball and soccer leagues due to their unique abilities.

With the growth and success of our first year in our new home, we quickly realized that we needed more space! Every Saturday, our bleachers are PACKED! Friends, family, grandparents, teachers, therapists, neighbors, everyone comes out to cheer on our athletes. It truly is the best atmosphere of any baseball stadium you’ll find.

However, this leaves many parents standing for the game. Our goal is to create a Left Field Lounge area that will provide shade and seating for the overflow of the best fans in baseball.

Title Sponsor

Super Bowl/BCS Championship Sponsor

NFC/SEC Championship Sponsor

NFC Division/SEC West Sponsor

Black & Gold Sponsors

Purple & Gold Sponsors