As the countdown to kickoff for the 2013 college football season continues, the Chattanooga Mocs highlight the game-by-game promotions for this season’s home games. With six contests in Finley Stadium on the slate, fans are in for thousands of giveaways, new and exciting gameday themes and plenty of tailgating events to keep them entertained.
The Mocs weekly highlight of each game’s promotional efforts continues with the Oct. 5 matchup against Western Carolina. This game is featured as Community Day which includes the Take a Kid to a Game initiative, Youth day, Spirit Day and a Canned Food Drive for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.
The Take a Kid to a Game initiative, in conjunction with Youth Day, will feature youth (8th grade and below) with a discounted ticket price of $5 with the purchase of a full priced adult ticket. Chattanooga is one of more than 200 schools across the nation participating in this campaign focused on allowing youth the opportunity to attend college football games.
The Take A Kid to the Game program is entering into its 18th year in the promotion of collegiate athletics. Adults purchasing a full price ticket will have the opportunity to purchase up to ten youth tickets at the $5 dollar rate.
The Mocs will also be joining forces with the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. The Canned Food Drive will be held prior to kickoff, with collection happening at the gates and in front of the First Tennessee Pavilion. Fans who donate at least three canned food items will be given a voucher for a $5 general admission ticket they can take to the ticket window for redemption.
In addition, aluminum can tabs will be collected at all home football games for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Chattanooga Athletics representatives will make their way around tailgating with collection bins, or you can bring your tabs to the First Tennessee Pavilion Fan Zone to donate. Ronald McDonald Houses collect aluminum can tabs instead of entire cans because it's more hygienic to store tabs than cans, and collection and storage is easier. The program is an easy way for people of all ages to support RMHC and know they are making a difference for families and children. Remember to save and donate your tabs at all Mocs Football home games this season.
To keep the youth and community atmosphere rolling, the Mocs will also host Spirit Day. Local youth cheerleaders will have the opportunity to cheer on the sidelines of Finley Stadium, along with the UTC cheerleaders and Sugar Mocs. Participating cheerleaders will have a prior opportunity to learn the Mocs cheers at a camp on Saturday, September 21st. For more information, contact Ashli Skiles at 423-425-2334 or Ashli-Skiles@utc.edu.
Make sure to keep up with the Mocs on Social Media for the Countdown to Kickoff. We’ll be tweeting and posting facts, figures and reminders up until the season-opening kickoff.
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Official Twitter account of head football coach Russ Huesman - @RussHuesman
Official Twitter account of the Mocs student fan group - @GoMocsManiacs
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