Stand With Boston

Author: Sarah Rodts

On Saturday, October 19th the Notre Dame Knights of Columbus, Council #1477, will be selling their famed steak sandwiches in front of their building on South Quad. In addition to feeding hundreds of hungry fans, the Knights will “Stand With Boston” by donating all tips to the Stand With Boston Prosthetics Drive.


The Knights of Columbus steak sandwich stand is a longstanding, Game Day tradition that began in 1968 when the Knights wanted to find a way to give back to local charities in the community. By 1970 the Knights were selling 500 sandwiches per game, and by 1974 the number grew to 1,200. The council started each weekend knowing they would raise about $1,000 per game by the time kickoff rolled around.

The success of the Knights of Columbus’ steak sandwich sales has continued to grow over the years, allowing the council to help even more charities in even bigger ways. Today, approximately 30 Knights come together each week to continue the tradition. At about 10:30 AM each Football Saturday, the lines of hungry fans begin to form as the steaks begin to sear on the grill. Not long after 10:30 the lines begin to stretch across South Quad and God Quad and each person that jumps in line is guaranteed a great sandwich and a big “thank you!” for contributing to the various charities.

By the time the Irish take the field on Saturday, the Knights will have sold approximately 3,000 steak sandwiches and raised a large sum of money for charities, including the Stand With Boston Prosthetics Drive. We invite all fans to head over to South Quad on game days to grab a steak sandwich in support of charity, particularly this Saturday as we look to Stand With Boston.

To all those impacted by the tragedy in Boston:

Know you are in our prayers daily and we stand with you on Saturday, October 19th and always.

In Notre Dame,

The Game Day Operations team and the Notre Dame family

#BostonStrong #StandWithBoston

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