On Friday (Sept. 3), the West Virginia University community is invited to support for the Mountaineers at the University’s annual Fan Fest celebration.

Fan Fest will begin at 5 p.m. on the Mountainlair plaza. The event will be moved to the Mountainlair ballrooms in the event of rain.

West Virginia Radio’s Tony Caridi will host the event.

Appearances will be made by the WVU football team, Coach Bill Stewart, the varsity cheerleaders, Mountaineer mascot Brock Burwell, the PRIDE marching band, men’s soccer Coach Marlon LeBlanc, woman’s soccer Coach Nikki Izzo Brown, WVU President James P. Clements, Mountaineer Maniacs Director Cassie Werner and Student Government Association President Chris Lewallen and Vice President Ron Cheng.

“I really look forward to Fan Fest every year because it officially kicks off football season,” Werner said. “Having the band, cheerleaders, team and students all together really creates an exciting atmosphere and gears everyone up for the game the next day. It’s also a great opportunity for fans to get a closer look at Coach Stewart and the players and to send them into the season knowing that there is a lot of fan support behind them.”

In honor of National College Colors Day, which coincides with Fan Fest, all Mountaineer fans are encouraged to wear gold and blue.

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to win a variety of giveaways, including t-shirts and WVU fans. Free food and drink will be offered. The event is open to the public.

The Mountaineer Maniacs will be distributing t-shirts to all 2010-11 members prior to Fan Fest. Distribution will begin at 4 p.m. in the Mountainlair ballrooms.

Fan Fest is sponsored by the Mountaineer Maniacs, Student Affairs, WWVU-92 FM, Student Government Association, University Events, University Relations and Coca Cola.



CONTACT: Gretchen Hoover, University Events
304-293-8029, Gretchen.Hoover@mail.wvu.edu

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