MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Football season is less than four weeks away, and the University Chapter of the West Virginia University Alumni Association is bringing alumni, families and fans together for the seventh annual “Countdown to Kickoff.”

The kickoff will take place on Aug. 28 from 5-8 p.m. at The Erickson Alumni Center. The event will feature appearances by the WVU Pep Band, cheerleaders, Mountaineer Mascot Brock Burwell, and coaches, as well as food, drinks, raffles and games for children of all ages.

“The ‘Countdown to Kickoff’ has really become one of our signature events,” said Casey Quinlan, Chapter President. “We love seeing the families in their gold and blue enjoying an evening filled with football, great food, prizes and a beautiful atmosphere. We hope to see many people join us for this wonderful event.”

The event is open to the public and advanced registration is encouraged. Cost is $15 for advance registration ($20 at the door); children 5 and under are free; and students ages 6-17 are $10.

For more information, visit the WVU Alumni Association’s calendar of events at or email

The University Chapter of the WVU Alumni Association helps keep WVU alumni and friends connected to their Mountaineer family. Members of the chapter participate in social activities, such as game-watching events and the annual “Countdown to Kickoff,” network with other professionals and help the community through special projects such as Habitat for Humanity and Adopt-A-Street. For more information about the University Chapter, visit



CONTACT: Tara Curtis, WVU Alumni Association, 304-293-0972,

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