.Cue the Gridiron: Pre-game Parties Set
If it's true, as Vince Lombardi said, that "a school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall," we might finally have an explanation for the Gothic spires of that ancient university eight miles from Chapel Hill. Thankfully, when the Tar Heels travel to Durham to take on the gridiron Blue Devils, Carolina faithful can get ready for the big ame in some other fashion than nibbling brie while reading·Chaucer's
on a well-manicured lawn. They can join the GAA at one ofseveral pre-game parties scheduled for road games this season. Plans now are set for alumni festivities sur- rounding away games for the latter half of the season. Whether you're coming from out of town or down the block, barbecue, barbecue and more barbecue awaits you in Charlottes- ville, as well as plenty of Carolina camaraderie. This season, fans attending the Virginia game on Oct. 28 can wahoo with alumni on the lawn near the Cavaliers' University Hall. Those Tar Heels steely enough to follow the Heels to Pittsburgh on Nov. 4 are in for a special treat. The scenery will change con- stantly as you handicap UNC's game with the Panthers. The pre-game party will be held on a riverboat cruise aboard the Gateway Clipper line, beginning and ending at famed Three Rivers Stadium. The Duke rivalry, as always, will wrap up the season on Nov. 18, and fans will gather near Wallace Wade Stadium to prove Blue Heaven is better than, well, that place from which our opponents' mascot hails. Events for each ganle will begin two and a half hours before kickoff, featuring door prizes and games for children, plus a cash bar, face- painting and entertainment provided by the UNC cheerleaders. Game tickets can be pur- chased as part of the registration package, and children's discounts are available for som
vents. rfyou're planning to attend, however, start checking your schedule now; registration deadlines are fust approaching. The cutoff date for UNC vs.Virginia is Sept. 26 for a package including game tickets; Oct. 18 for pre-game only; for Pittsburgh, the dates are Oct. 2 and Oct. 22, respectively; and for Duke, Oct. 16 and Nov. 10. All pre-game parties vary in price packages, so check the GAA Online at alumni.unc.edul fancentral/ pregame.htm to register securely online, or for more information call (919) 962-1208.
Winning Game Plan.
When you make plans to see the game, be
sure to include Doubletree. We offer you
a spacious, comfortable two-room suite,
plus other first-class amenities. Enjoy our
indoor/outdoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, road
bicycles, tennis, basketball and volleyball
courts-plus ride the paddleboats on our scenic
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the Research Triangle Park, minutes from the
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When the Heels hit the road, fans hit the tailgate circuit!
Pregame parties start 2 hours before kickoff.
Always within walking distance of the game.
Game tickets will be sold as part of a package while
suppl ies last.
Special appearances! Door Prizes! Giveaways!
For more information about any pregame party:
Visit "Fan Central" at alumni.unc.edu
(register securely online!)
E-mail a request for a brochure to email@example.com
Call to request a brochure at 800-557-4636.
Co-s po nso re d by the UNC Gene ral Alumni Associ ation , The
Educational Foundation and Department of Athletics
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