|The annual MTSU Rutherford County Alumni Pigskin Pre-Game will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, to kick off the 2011 Blue Raiders’ football season.
The event will be held at Marymont Mansion in Marymont Springs, which is located at 1124 Rucker Lane in Murfreesboro.
“We are very fortunate to have such great support for this event,” said Paul Wydra, assistant director of Alumni Relations at MTSU. “Thanks to our donors and people who support Pigskin Pre-Game, we are able to reward Rutherford County students who choose MTSU with some financial relief. With great food, live entertainment and a great location, we look forward to hosting this event every year.”
Tickets for the event, which will run from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., will be $35. Attendees must prepay and RSVP by Wednesday, Aug.17, to secure your ticket. The ticket price includes food and assorted beverages. Parking will be available on-site. The event will be held rain or shine, Wydra said.
All proceeds from Pigskin Pre-Game will benefit the Rutherford County Alumni Scholarship Fund. The Rutherford County Alumni Fund awarded $20,000 in scholarships to incoming freshman for the 2011-12 school year. In the last five years, the fund has awarded almost $100,000 in scholarships to incoming MTSU students from Rutherford County.
This year, part of the proceeds also will benefit the Alumni Legacy Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to children or grandchildren of MTSU alumni.
MTSU opens the season Saturday, Sept. 3, at Purdue. Kickoff is at 11 a.m. CT.
For more information about this event, sponsorship opportunities or to reserve tickets, call 1-800-533-6878 or visit mtalumni.com. You also can mail your payment to the Office of Alumni Relations, MTSU Box 104, Murfreesboro, TN, 37132.