The Mercyhurst College alumni relations team announced that they are hosting a series of pregame tailgates prior to Mercyhurst home football games this fall. In response to terrific turnouts during last year’s events, the team is bringing back the parties this year, beginning on Sept. 3 when Mercyhurst opens their 2011 season against Notre Dame College. This tailgate is free and open to all Mercyhurst alumni and employees. The party starts at 10:30 a.m. and runs through the end of halftime. There will be sandwiches and chips, along with beer and soda served at the event. The tent location will be in the parking lot north of Tullio Field, near the visitors entrance to the stadium. The alumni relations team asks for advance registration for this event at http://alumni.mercyhurst.edu/tailgate.
The second in the series of tailgates will be part of Homecoming & Family Weekend 2011. Again, all alumni and employees are invited, however, there is a $10 charge for this event. There will be ox roast, hot dogs, chips, and more, plus beer, wine, and a bloody mary bar available. Registration can be made at http://homecoming.mercyhurst.edu or by calling 814-824-2392.
The final tailgate for the regular season will when Mercyhurst hosts Edinboro University on Oct. 15. This tailgate will be identical to the event Sept. 3rd, and registration information will be available once that even gets closer.