Food, Football, Fun and Music at Cumberland University
By BECKY ANDREWS
When the air starts getting cooler and the leaves begin changing it means one thing to most people, football season has arrived. If you’re lucky enough to live in Wilson County you don’t have to go far to experience the thrill of college football, tailgating and game day fun for the whole family. Cumberland University is gearing up for Homecoming 2010 giving the community an excellent opportunity to connect with the County’s only accredited university.
This homecoming will be a homecoming like no other. From a fun zone with inflatables for the kids, tailgating and Bulldog Football to the inaugural 5k Dawg Dash and Live on the Lawn Homecoming Concert, Cumberland has gone all out to make sure everyone has an incredible weekend.
Alumni Relations Coordinator, Meredith Thomas says by adding the 5k Dawg Dash and Concert Cumberland hopes to get all residents of Wilson County excited about homecoming. “We have made sure everyone will be entertained. If you come to a Cumberland University football game one time, you’ll be back again and again. It’s a lot of fun. The energy at the games is amazing and homecoming is even better.”
Cumberland’s inaugural Dawg Dash 5K is scheduled for 8:00 am on Homecoming morning. The inaugural event is sponsored by Anytime Fitness, Publix and Sprint. Proceeds from this great event will benefit needy and deserving students through the University’s scholarship program. Whether you are a walker and runner your participation will help students reach their goals of a college education. The cost of race entry is $15-$20 and registration includes a t-shirt.
For more information on the race visit www.active.com.
After working up an appetite completing the race you’ll want to partake in all the delicious food local vendors will have on hand. The tailgating will kick off at 11am. It will be held outside of the practice field of Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.
While fans get their fill of delicious food, the kids will enjoy jumping and playing in one of several inflatables. “We wanted this to be a family friendly event. By bringing in activities for all ages we feel like everyone will be entertained.” Thomas said.
The Bulldogs will face the Blue Raiders of Lindsey Wilson College with kickoff at 1:30pm at Lindsey Donnell Stadium. The 2010 football season will be the private Kentucky University’s first year back on the field since 1935.
The fun doesn’t end after the game. This will be the first year Cumberland University hosts “Live on the Lawn” concert. American Songwriter Magazine has partnered with Cumberland to bring you “LIVE on the Lawn” 2010 – an eclectic new home-coming concert that will convene on the front lawn of Memorial Hall, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Hot new country singing sensation Walker Hayes will be headlining the concert. Hayes new single, Pants was released to rave reviews on August 10. Other musical entertainers include, Jessica Campbell and her band Rye Mouth, whose music was recently showcased on an episode of the ABC sitcom, Ugly Betty. The concert will be a rain or shine event and the cost to dance the night away is just $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.
For more information on the scheduled events you can contact Alumni Relations Coordinator, Meredith Thomas, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 615.547.1253.
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