Tailgate party for basketball teams Saturday |
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Tailgating for basketball? Sure, if you're a Gamecocks fan.
Fans are invited to Colonial Life Arena Saturday for the Tip-Off Tailgate party With Gamecock Basektball. Doors open for the free event at 5:30 p.m.
The event begins one hour prior to kickoff of the South Carolina at Missouri football game, scheduled to kickoff at 7 p.m. ET. After a fun and interactive hour with the men's and women's basketball teams, fans can stay at Colonial Life Arena to watch the football game on the video board and enjoy available concessions.
The Tip-Off Tailgate Party includes scrimmages from both squads, a 3-point shootout contest, comments to the crowd from Gamecock men's head coach Frank Martin and women's head coach Dawn Staley, and autograph and photo opportunities for fans.
Students will receive double rewards points and if 2,000 or more students attend, the rewards points awarded for the event will be doubled to four. Free food will be available, and the new official student section T-shirt will be provided for the first 2,000 students. One lucky student will be randomly selected from the crowd to attempt a half-court shot to win $10,000 in cash.
Fans will meet both teams and coaching staffs and can get giveaways rally towels and schedule posters for all in attendance. Fans should use the hashtag #TipOffTailgate when spreading the word about the event via social media.
Fans are encouraged to enter at the main entrance at the arena, while South Carolina students should enter at the College Street entrance with their Carolina Card.
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