Football Mocs Host Western Carolina In "Community Day"

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Chattanooga Mocs host Western Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 6:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) at Finley Stadium. 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 the Game” program is entering 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 (8th grade and below) tickets at the $5 dollar rate. 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.

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.

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 receive a voucher for a $5 general admission ticket they can take to the ticket window for redemption.

The Mocs are coming off a tough 23-21 loss at No. 15 Georgia Southern and sit at 2-2 on the season.  UTC is 0-1 in Southern Conference action.   

The Catamounts are trying to snap a 23-game SoCon slide.  They are 1-4, including a 30-23 victory over Mars Hill on Sept. 21.  WCU dropped to 0-2 in SoCon action with last week’s 62-23 loss at Samford. 

Saturday’s game is sponsored by TN Stars College Savings 529 Program.  For more information on this program, including added incentives, visit www.TNStars.com


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