Football Mocs Host Western Carolina In "Community Day"

Wednesday, October 02, 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


Green Hat Trick Leads Hixson Past Red Bank 5-1

Hixson's Samantha Green had three goals in the Lady Wildcats 5-1 win over Red Bank in a prep girls soccer match on Tuesday.  Hixson led 3-1 at the half.  Karla Martinez and Morgan Dupree also scored for Hixson.  Durpee also had two assists and Demi DeFoor had one.   Abby Medrano had Red Bank's lone goal.  Graicen Hixson had 10 saves for Red Bank ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Volleyball Falls To Kennesaw State In Three Straight

The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team fell 3-0 Tuesday night at Maclellan Gym, dropping its home opener to Kennesaw State 25-14, 25-21 and 25-23. “We were our own worst enemy in this match,” Head Coach Travis Filar said.  “Not taking anything away from Kennesaw State, though.  They are a well-coached team, but we gave them too many points on errors.” Sophomore ... (click for more)

Rhasean Lowry, 34, Charged In Death of 3-Year-Old Girl

Rhasean Lowry, 34, was arrested for abusing a three-year-old girl, and then criminal homicide after she died. Last Tuesday, the Chattanooga Police Department was called on a suspected child abuse case. Lowry took the victim to a local hospital and he stated the victim fell down steps. Doctors advised that the victim’s injuries were the result of blunt force trauma consistent ... (click for more)

City IDB Member Who Made Motion For $9 Million Black Creek TIF Had Not Lived In City For Years

A City Industrial Development Board (IDB) member who made the motion to approve a controversial $9 million Black Creek Tax Increment Financing (TIF) had not lived in the city for years, City Attorney Wade Hinton confirmed. Chris Ramsey, a BlueCross BlueShield official, was not present at an IDB meeting on Tuesday morning. Five other board members were. Citizen Helen Burns ... (click for more)

Decimating The Chattanooga Public Library - And Response

Corinne Hill claims that the library is just undergoing a normal weeding process for eliminating books.  She has bragged that she's responsible for the elimination of over 100,000 books - with more to go. "Normal" weeding is not rampant throwing away.  Yes, books go to the Friends for their sale - where they get $2 for a $75 book and thousands wind up being recycled ... (click for more)

The Many Lessons I Learned From Helen McDonald Exum

Helen McDonald Exum was my friend and mentor. As I think of her passing I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in heaven as the news of her arrival is being told. I am sure that there is a party that not only has she organized but that there is not a detail that has been left to chance. I am sure that it is the grandest of events, for you see, she has been planing ... (click for more)