Luke Lorick

(Last Updated On: May 17, 2021)

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Luke Lorick, president of Tailgating Challenge, founded National Tailgating Day as a way to share his passion for the sport of tailgating.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on the first Saturday of September, annually.

Tailgating Challenge is one of the largest tailgating companies in the world, and Lorick sees the joy and friendships tailgating brings to many Americans every day. To learn more about Tailgating Challenge visit the website at

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