Release date: Aug. 21, 2007
Office of Alumni Relations contact: Paul Wydra, 615-898-2922
PIGSKIN PREGAME TO KICKOFF 2007 MTSU FOOTBALL SEASON
(MURFREESBORO) — This year, the MTSU Rutherford County Alumni Chapter’s annual Pigskin Pregame will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, to kickoff the football season, event organizers said.
The event will be held at the home of Terry and Lisa Haynes, who live at 1707 Riverview Dr. in Murfreesboro, said Paul Wydra, who is an assistant director in the Office of Alumni Relations.
“I think everyone last year had a great time,” said Ginger Freeman, alumni relations director. “More than 300 people were there last year and we are hoping even more want to share in this year’s festivities.”
Tickets for the event, which will run from 7 until 11 p.m., will be $25 if purchased by Wednesday, Aug. 22, or $30 at the door, Wydra said. He added that the ticket price includes an exclusive preview of one of Murfreesboro’s newest restaurants, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, wine, beer truck, soft drinks, music, door prizes and more. Parking will be available.
Wydra said all proceeds from Pigskin Pregame will benefit the Rutherford County Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund. The Rutherford County Alumni Fund awarded $17,000 in scholarships to incoming freshman for the 2007-08 school year.
The MT Blue Raiders will open the season Saturday, Sept. 1, at Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton. The Sun Belt Conference game has a 3 p.m. CDT kickoff.
For more information about this event or to reserve tickets, please call 1-800-533-6878 or visit mtalumni.com. You also can mail your payment to the alumni relations office, c/o MTSU Box 104, Murfreesboro, TN, 37132.
Media note: To interview Paul Wydra or Ginger Freeman, call 615-898-2922.