Aug. 30, 2011
With all the excitement surrounding Cardinals' football this fall, Lamar
athletics has teamed up with H.E.B. and Giglio Distributing to award Lamar
football's best tailgater.
Each home game, prior to kickoff, the Lamar video department will be
scouring the tailgating areas in search of the game's most spirited
tailgater. A winner will be chosen by a committee of athletic staff members
based on several key components including enthusiasm, originality and
creativity. The winner will be announced during the game on The Education
First Scoreboard, and will receive a $400 gift certificate to HEB.
"During our first season of football we had so many groups doing some really
great things with their tailgates," said Brad McGowan, assistant athletic
director for development. "Everything from customizing their own Cardinals'
golf carts to attempting world records. This year, we want to reward those
tailgaters who go the extra mile to make Lamar football tailgates the place
to be. So, we are challenging tailgaters to go even bigger this year. With
$400 to H.E.B. on the line, it will be well worth their effort."
The first opportunity to win will be at Saturday's 7:30 p.m. season opener
against Texas College. Fans are encouraged to bring their Lamar pride, get
to Provost Umphrey Stadium early and enjoy the atmosphere.