2016 HOME FOOTBALL GAME-BY-GAME PROMOTIONS:
Western Carolina vs. Gardner-Webb - Sat., September 10, 6:00 pm:
White Out Night:
All fans are encouraged to wear white to the 2016 football home opener as we "White Out Whitmire." The first 5,000 fans to enter E.J. Whitmire Stadium will receive a free, white WCU t-shirt. Be sure to share the information with you friends on social media using the hashtag, #WhiteOutWhitmire.
Catamount Club Night:
A special "thank you" to every member of the Catamount Club for their continued support of Western Carolina Athletics.
The Buchanan Boys:
The local favorite is scheduled to perform in the stadium tailgate lot for a free, pregame tailgate concert as a part of WCU's Catamount Tailgate Concert Series.
6th Annual Freshmen Run:
In a tradition that began in 2011, Western Carolina University Chancellor Dr. David Belcher will continue the benchmark for future Purple & Gold classes as all WCU freshmen will join him for a special pregame entrance through the Cat Head tunnel onto the turf at Whitmire Stadium, preceding the first home entrance of the Catamount football team in 2016.
Eastern Band of Cherokee Day:
Western Carolina Athletics will celebrate the culture and traditions of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The following will all be done to honor the EBCI:
o Exclusive reserved pre-game tailgate area;
o A special pre-game coin toss;
o The game day program, "Extra Points," will include a copy of the Cherokee Syllabary, as well as the WCU football roster translated in the Cherokee Syllabary;
o Group tickets for EBCI members are available while supplies last at the WCU Cherokee Center. For more information call 828-497-7920.
Western Carolina vs. The Citadel - Sat., October 1, 3:30 pm:
Catamount Volleyball vs. Samford:
Start your Saturday in the Ramsey Center with the volleyball team as they host Southern Conference rival, Samford, beginning at Noon.
WCU Family Weekend:
This is a great weekend for all of WCU as family members of WCU students are encouraged to spend their weekend in Cullowhee. WCU students, be sure to get tickets for your family members and cheer on the Catamounts.
Great Catamount Rubber Duck Race presented by Blackrock Outdoor Company:
All fans will have an opportunity to participate in this family fun promotion. Fans can pick up a free duck, while supplies last, at Blackrock Outdoor Company (Sylva) the week of the game or beginning at 1 pm inside the Ramsey Center during the home Catamount volleyball match. Fans will take their duck to Cullowhee Creek for an organized release; the ducks will float down the creek to the finish line. The owner of the winning duck will receive a Yeti cooler, courtesy of Blackrock Outdoor Company. Second and third place winners will receive a gift certificate to Kostas Family Restaurant in Dillsboro. Special thanks to Blackrock Outdoor Company, and associate sponsors Kostas Family Restaurant and B.H. Graning Landscapes. Limit one duck per person, no purchase necessary. Start time of the pregame rubber duck race will be released in the coming weeks.
Western Carolina vs. Wofford - Saturday, October 8, 7:00 pm:
Post-game Fireworks, presented by Ingles & 99.9 Kiss Country & Star 104.3:
Join us for this festive night as we celebrate with a giant fireworks show following the game. A near capacity crowd was on-hand during last year's postgame fireworks celebration in Cullowhee!
Military Appreciation Night:
Western Carolina extends a special invitation to all the men and women who have served - or are currently serving - in our nation's Armed Forces. ALL military veterans and current service members will receive FREE
admission with their military ID, and their families will receive tickets for just $15.
Western Carolina vs. Chattanooga - Sat., October 29, 3:30 pm:
Catamount Volleyball vs. Furman:
Open your Homecoming Saturday in the Ramsey Center as the volleyball team hosts the defending Southern Conference tournament champion, Furman, at Noon.
Western Carolina's annual Homecoming game is always the highlight of the season. With a weekend full of great events around campus, we hope you all will join us in Cullowhee, and finish off a weekend to remember by cheering on our Catamounts to victory. A complete listing of campus-related Homecoming, 2016 activities will be made available online at www.homecoming.wcu.edu
Western Carolina vs. VMI - Sat., November 5, 2:00 pm:
WCU Senior Day:
The afternoon begins with a special pre-game ceremony honoring Western Carolina's seniors including Catamount football players and managers, Catamount cheerleaders and members of the WCU Dance Team. At halftime, WCU will also recognize the senior members of the "Pride of the Mountains" Marching Band.
Hall of Fame Weekend:
Beginning with a special ceremony on both Friday night and Saturday morning, be a part of a very special game where WCU will induct the 2016 Western Carolina University Athletics Hall of Fame class -- the 27th induction class in school history. Former Catamount football player Mike Biggerstaff and longtime athletic administrator Fred Cantler comprise the two-person induction class for 2016.
Smokey Mountain Youth Football Day:
WCU Athletics will welcome all teams, cheerleaders, coaches and families from the Smokey Mountain Youth Football League. All players, coaches and cheerleaders on a current Smokey Mountain Youth Football rosters will receive FREE admission. In addition, all teams in the league will be selling tickets leading up to WCU's game - the team that sells the most tickets will earn the right to play a game against the team that sells the second most tickets in their age division. Be sure to stick around to cheer on these young players.
Catamount Volleyball vs. Chattanooga:
Cap your Saturday in the Ramsey Center with the volleyball team's "Senior Night" as they host Southern Conference rival, Chattanooga, at 7 pm.