Tailgate 4 Life planned for Aug. 23

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By Ryan Duffy

This year the tailgate is scheduled from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 23, before the game against Cathedral, in the parking lot on the home side of the football stadium. The tailgate will have a variety of live bands, including Upper House and The Knashers. There will be food and drinks provided, along with free music and a variety of activities.

Tailgate 4 Life is an annual event that helps raise money for local charities and scholarships. Speaker of the House Curtis Pittman who has been involved in planning Tailgate 4 Life for the past two years, is expecting a good turn out of students and hopes to raise a good amount of money. “Last year we had a great student turn out to see the bands, and we raised a few thousand dollars. I hope we can exceed that amount this year,” Pittman said.

T-shirts for the event are on sale at lunch and at the event for $10. All proceeds from the shirts go to the Michael Schenkel Memorial Scholarship.

According to Pittman, Tailgate 4 Life is a great opportunity to hang out with friends, and it gives students something to do before the big football game. He said, “It’s a great experience to feel the satisfaction of a supporting a local scholarship.”