Gamecock Fan Fest Added to Spring Game
March 22, 2011
Gamecock fans are encouraged to be a part of the first ever "Fan Fest" presented by the Gamecock Club, on Saturday, April 9, following the annual Garnet and Black game at Williams-Brice Stadium. Gamecock fans will enter the playing field through the player tunnel to the strains of "2001," participate in skills challenges, enjoy kids' activities and listen to live music from the popular band "Tokyo Joe."
Gamecock Fan Fest will begin approximately 30 minutes following the conclusion of the Garnet and Black Game and Coach Spurrier's presentation of awards.
"We really want to create an event that is welcoming to all Gamecock fans in conjunction with the spring game," said the Director of the Gamecock Club Patrick McFarland. "Interest in Gamecock Football is at an all-time high and we want to connect with as many fans as possible to continue the momentum."
The Garnet & Black Spring Game will begin at 1 p.m. on April 9. Admission is free. In addition to the previously mentioned activities and attractions, select members of the 2010 SEC Eastern Division champion football team will be signing autographs for an hour. There will also be a 32-team cornhole tournament, with the top team winning autographed Gamecock helmets.
A list of the attractions is included below.
Gamecock Fan Fest presented by the Gamecock Club
Field access through "2001" entrance
Select Columbia-area student-athletes will sign autographs on official team posters for 1 hour
Photo opportunities with trophies: Hardees Trophy (Clemson football victory), football SEC Eastern Division Championship, baseball National Championship
Kids activities including face tattoos, bouncehouse, and a Gamecock football uniform station
Cocky and the cheerleaders
Live music from Tokyo Joe
Highlights played on the videoboard
Cornhole tournament- 32 teams, $20 entry per team.
32 teams - 2 persons per team; $20 per team
Entries will be based on a first-come, first-serve manner
Tournament schedule will be disseminated the week of April 4th to the participants
First round matches will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Sweet 16 will play on the field at Williams-Brice Stadium as Fan Fest begins
Winning team gets autographed football helmets
Those interested in participating should call Jordan Gardner at the Gamecock Club, at 803-777- 4276 or email at email@example.com