Be looking for the Wisconsin Badgers on I-90, around Madison and surrounding areas with a new ride.

Thanks to a generous donation from Smart Motors of Madison, Wisconsin, UW Athletics’ Badgers Give Back program will have a new vehicle, complete with logo design, dedicated solely to transporting student-athletes to community events.

The van will enable the program to continue to transport student-athletes to charitable events. With the new ride, participation in such events will continue to grow throughout Southern Wisconsin.

According to the University of Wisconsin, The Badgers volunteered 8,100 hours of their time at 280 charitable events throughout Dane County this year. An increase of over 190 percent over the 2012-13 academic year.

Giving back to the community in such ways builds character, pride, and honesty. Giving of time, energy and products is contagious. Here's to other schools, organizations, and Stateline area businesses catching on.

Congratulations Badgers on yet, another win!