NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College football team will host a Fan Appreciation Day at Setzler Field this Saturday, August 21, beginning at 3 p.m. The team's first intra-squad scrimmage of the preseason will take place at 8 p.m.
This event will give fans the opportunity to meet all of this year's players and the coaching staff. The players will interact with children in games designed for the younger crowd and the Newberry College Cheerleaders will be there to help get the crowd excited for the upcoming season.
The first 150 children through the gates will receive a poster featuring the Wolves' seniors. In addition, members of the coaching staff will participate in a dunking booth, with all proceeds going to charities. All players will be available for autographs and photographs throughout the event.
"We look forward to welcoming families to Setzler Field to meet our team," said Newberry head coach Todd Knight. "We hope everyone comes out to meet our players and stick around for a good scrimmage in the evening."
The Flying Pie on Main Street will serve as the concessions provider at Setzler Field for the 2010 season and will have concessions available at the Fan Appreciation Day event as well as the evening's scrimmage.
"This is such an exciting time of the year as we prepare for the start of the football season," said Newberry College athletic director Brad Edwards. "Fan Appreciation Day is one of those wonderful opportunities for us to say thank you to our friends from across the community and in the media for their partnership prior to the opening kickoff."
The event is also held in conjunction with the team's media and picture day as the Wolves prepare for the 2010 season, which starts against Livingstone on Sept. 4.
Tickets will be available for the Wolves' six home games at Setzler Field this year. The home slate starts with the Livingstone game and also features Valdosta State, Lenoir-Rhyne, Catawba, Carson-Newman and Wingate.