Saturday, October 16, 2010

Homecoming Weekend Festivities

Welcome back to Old Athens Town!

Hope that everyone made it out to the Homecoming Parade tonight! If you didn't, you still have all of Saturday to rediscover Athens. It seems like it's always changing. Check out some new restaurants or shops by visiting the CVB website.

1. UGA vs. Vanderbilt
2. FALL In Love With Athens Photo Contest
3. UGA VIII ceremony of the collar
4. Alumni tailgates!!


1. UGA vs. Vanderbilt
The University of Georgia Bulldogs are coming off of a big home win against the Tennessee Volunteers last week. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:21 p.m. in the iconic Sanford Stadium. The Dawgs have been prepping all week for the meeting and hope to wow fans. Standout quarterback Aaron Murray and a deep roster on both sides of the ball will help Georgia against the SEC team.
The UGA Athletic Association has announced that they will release a limited number of additional tickets for tomorrow's game. You can purchase them for $50.00 at the Sanford Stadium Ticket Booth. Better get there early though! The tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. and I'm sure there will be a rush for them.

2. FALL In Love With Athens Photo Contest
The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting a Fall 2010 Photo Contest and everyone is invited to participate! We are looking for your original photos that capture the spirit of Athens during the Fall. Two winners will be announced on November 20, 2010 based on fan votes and nominations by a panel of CVB judges. They will receive an Athens prize package worth over $250.00. All you have to do is upload your photo to the Athens, GA Facebook Page and then vote by hitting the "Like" button. Check out the complete rules at the contest page. We would love to see your Homecoming pictures!

3. UGA VIII ceremony of the collar
Georgia's newest mascot will enter Sanford Stadium for the first time tomorrow during the Collar ceremony at 12:10 p.m. Russ, the current temporary mascot, will be relieved of his duties to live a happy, doggy life in Alpharetta with the Seiler family. UGA VIII is taking over the 2010 season with a clean slate. His official name is "Big Bad Bruce".

4. Alumni Tailgates
Most of the schools that make up the University will be hosting Alumni Tailgates. However, you will need to check with your individual school or alumni coordinator to find out the when and where. Student organizations and local businesses will also be bringing in the school spirit with food, drinks, and music.


Check out our Youtube channel to see game highlights and videos to get you going for tomorrow's big game!


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