East Ridge Parks And Recreation Has A Date With The Mocs

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The East Ridge Parks and Recreation Department has joined with the defending Southern Conference Champion Chattanooga Mocs Football team to make the evening of Sept. 27, a happening.

The Chattanooga Mocs and the East Ridge Scenic City Youth Football League players, coaches and fans are asking the public to join them for a 7 p.m. conference game with the Samford Bulldogs at Finley Stadium.

All tickets purchased through the East Ridge Parks and Recreation and its football teams and cheerleaders will be $10 each. 

East Ridge Parks and Recreation Director Stump Martin said this is something that can be an annual event.

“This is going to be a fun evening,” Mr. Martin said. “You wouldn’t believe how many kids, as well as grown-ups, haven’t seen a college football game in person.”

Mr. Martin said that all East Ridge SCYFL players and cheerleaders will be selling tickets.

“We want a huge crowd to travel to Finley Stadium with us to cheer the Mocs on,” he said. “We already have people planning a big tailgating party before the game. This is a good opportunity for the East Ridge folks and their neighbors to do something fun together.”

The player or cheerleader who sells the most tickets will win a NCAA football signed by Chattanooga football coach Russ Huesman. 

“If we sell enough tickets our players and cheerleaders are going on the field before the game and form a human tunnel for the Mocs to run through onto the field,” Mr. Martin said.

“Remember, the Mocs lost in overtime 17-14 to Samford in Birmingham, Ala. last season to cost Chattanooga the outright Southern Conference title. So, this is going to be a huge game.” 

To purchase tickets call 423 490-0078, 423 867-6406 or better yet, see an East Ridge SCYFL cheerleader or football player.  

PARKS & REC NIGHT WITH THE MOCS

WHEN: Sept. 27
WHAT: Chattanooga Mocs host the Samford Bulldogs
WHERE: Finley Stadium and Davenport Field
WHEN: 7 p.m. or arrive at 5 p.m. for the tailgate party
ADMISSION: $10 if ticket purchased from SCYFL player or cheerleader.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Enjoying the pageantry of College football at its finest.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 423 490-0078 or email sskiles@eastridgetn.gov or jmiddleton@eastridgetn.gov


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