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Pigskin Pre-Game event kicks off MTSU football season in a big way

The annual Pigskin Pre-Game once again kicked off the MTSU Blue Raiders football season for alumni and friends of the university.

The event, a fundraiser for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship, was held Aug. 27 at The Grove at Williamson Place near Interstate 24.

MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill, right, and Melinda Samuels share a light moment during the annual Pigskin Pre-Game Aug. 27 at The Grove at Williamson Place. (MTSU photo by Kimi Conro)

MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill, right, and Melinda Samuels share a light moment during the annual Pigskin Pre-Game Aug. 27 at The Grove at Williamson Place. (MTSU photos by Kimi Conro)

“Pigskin Pre-Game is a great fundraising event for a great cause, the Alumni Legacy Scholarship awarded to children or grandchildren of MTSU alumni,” said Paul Wydra, an MTSU alumni relations assistant director.

“We have awarded almost $50,000 in scholarships during the last five years, largely because of the support we receive from the community, our terrific sponsors and the MTSU faculty and staff for events like Pigskin Pre-Game every year,” Wydra added.

The increasingly popular craft beer breweries added to the evening’s festivities, Wydra said.

Guests enjoyed food from the Tennessee Pork Producers Association and The Blue Porch, adult beverages and soft drinks, live entertainment, door prizes and more.

Coach Rick Stockstill and members of his staff and other coaches in the athletics department attended.

Sponsors included Stones River Total Beverages, Mayday Brewery, Bad Idea Brewing Company, Tennessee Craft Distributors LLC, MTSU Vending Services and Pepsi.

For information about the 2017 event, sponsorship opportunities or to reserve tickets, call 615-898-2922 or visit www.mtalumni.com.

— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)

People attending the annual Pigskin Pre-Game to raise funds for the Rutherford County Scholarship wait their turn in line for food Aug. 27. The MTSU Alumni Association event took place at The Grove at Williamson Place for the second straight year. (MTSU photo by Kimi Conro)

People attending the annual Pigskin Pre-Game to raise funds for the Rutherford County Alumni Legacy Scholarship wait their turn in line for food Aug. 27. The MTSU Alumni Association event took place at The Grove at Williamson Place for the second straight year.

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