GCSU Athletics Will Host “Green Day,” Indoor Tailgate Jan. 24

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.- Bobcat Athletics will host a family-friendly indoor tailgate party with an inflatable moon bounce and free popcorn and hot dogs Jan. 24 when "Green Day" takes over the Centennial Center at 12:30 p.m.

The Georgia College & State University Bobcat women will take on the USC Aiken Lady Pacers at 2 p.m. in the first game of a Peach Belt Conference (PBC) double header. The Bobcat men will face the Pacers in the men's game at 4 p.m.

The Centennial Center will open at 12:30 p.m. for an "indoor tailgate party," and fans are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and join friends and family before the game. Bobcat athletics will provide hot dogs and popcorn, and other concessions will be available for sale.

"It is very important to both the community and to Georgia College Athletics that a strong connection exists between the two," said Jud Damon GCSU's athletic director. "Providing a family friendly atmosphere at our events is one great way for us to strengthen that connection. We are looking forward to a fantastic turnout Jan. 24."

Throughout the afternoon, indoor activities and information about "going green" and recycling from the Georgia College Environmental Science Club will be available. Attendees are also encouraged to dress from head-to-toe in green to "green out" Centennial. At half-time of the women's game, the "Greenest Fan" will receive $40 in Brick Bucks.

Free body and face painting will be available before each game. During both games, free "Gameday Green" GCSU t-shirts will be thrown out to Bobcat fans.

"We will offer lots of pre-game activities for people of all ages. Come eat or just hang out with your friends and family before tip-off at 2 p.m.," said Jimmy Wilson, assistant athletic director.

An intense contest can be expected as Georgia College and USC Aiken's men's basketball teams have strong programs and both the USC Aiken men's and women's teams are ranked in the nation's top-25, Wilson said.

"This will be a Saturday afternoon doubleheader with tremendous action. Bring the wife and kids out for a few hours of family entertainment; I promise you won't be disappointed with the quality of basketball played inside the Centennial Center," Wilson added.

Student groups registered with the "Fan Frenzy" competition will be recognized at this game and the $100 grand prize will awarded to the group who has shown the most spirit at four games since Nov. 24.

Visit www2.GCSU.edu/Bobcats to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame. The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement.