The Cumberland University Bulldogs have got special events centered around 5 of their 6 home games this coming season. Director of Athletics Ron Pavan informed me of these activities recently when we were hang-gliding through the Grand Canyon. I suggested he call the events “Pavan-athon 2010” or maybe “Pavanapalooza” but he declined.
***The first home game is September 11th against the Campbellsville Tigers. CU Athetics and Sherry’s Run are co-sponsors for the event and participants will get half-off admission price at the gate if they wear the 2010 T-shirt. Wearing the 2009 T-shirt gets you in for free! (I’m kidding!) There will also be an Area-Wide Tailgate Party for this home-opener, with a live band and free food from area vendors available beginning at 11AM.
***Homecoming and Hall of Fame weekend are both scheduled for the game against the Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders October 2nd. In addition to inducting 6 former Bulldog coaches and players into the Hall Of Fame there will be the CU Alumni Department 5K Dawg Dash as well as a “Live On The Lawn Concert” in front of Memorial Hall. This event replaces last year’s “Ron On The Lawn Concert” which featured Ron Pavan and The Pavanes doing their covers of songs by The Red Elvises. The unfortunate guitar/watermelon/samurai sword incident during the song On My Way To Vegas is the reason behind the change.
***On October 9th Cumberland University and the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes will team up for FCA Day (they rejected my idea to call it “CU On FCA Day” as being “too childish”). Anyone wearing an FCA T-shirt will get free admission to that day’s game against the Shorter Hawks. (I know, you’re dying for a Taller Hawks joke but you’re not gonna get it!)
***On October 30th, Cumberland University will host a canned food drive as the team takes on the Union Bulldogs, unless they’re on strike. All kidding aside, though, I once owned a non-union bulldog and it just wasn’t worth the hassle. (I named the dog “Scab” by the way) All CU fans attending the game will get $2.00 off admission if they donate at least one item of canned food.
***Senior Day will be November 6th when the Bulldogs go up against the Belhaven Blazers. There will also be a Chili Cook-Off sponsored by the Student Government Association so the fans can give a fond, if somewhat gassy, farewell to the seniors.
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