The Catawba College Chiefs Club hopes to
fill Shuford Stadium during home football games this fall by promoting
themed game days. On different Saturdays, a different organization or
segment of the local population will be targeted and offered free
admission to the
games. According to Gordon
Kirkland, Catawba's director of athletic development, this
Chiefs Club initiative "is an
effort to promote what we've got here and to expose more people to it.
Folks don't know how much fun they can have on a Saturday at a Catawba
September 4, Police Officers, Firefighters and Emergency Responders will
be admitted free along with three of their guests to the 7 p.m. game
against St. Augustine. Responders attending will need some type of ID
Card or State Association card for admission.
In the 7 p.m. game on September 18
when Catawba takes on Shaw University, Youth Sports is
the theme and any youth, age 14 or younger, who wears their team shirt
will be admitted free to the game, along with free admittance for that
youth's three guests.
On October 16, employees at two local
hospitals, Rowan Regional and Veterans
Administration, will receive free admittance for themselves and
three guests to the 1:30 p.m. Catawba game against Carson-Newman.
Hospital employees from either facility must show their employee ID
badge at the gate.
During the last home game of the
season at 1:30 p.m. on November 6, Catawba takes on Tusculum and
Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts will be admitted
free to the game with three guests by wearing their uniforms.
For more details on the themed game
days, contact Gordon Kirkland at (704) 637-4394.
Catawba College's Chiefs Club is the
athletic booster club for Catawba's athletic teams. Memberships in the
Chiefs Club supports 83 full athletic scholarships that the college
sponsors for approximately 450 student athletes playing one of Catawba's
18 NCAA Division II sports.
This information provided by the
Emergency Services Director of Rowan County