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Western Carolina vs. Davidson - Sat., September 9:

• 2017 Catamount Football Home Opener
• Catamount Club Night: A special "thank you" to every member of the Catamount Club for their continued support of Western Carolina Athletics.
• 7th 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 2017.

Western Carolina vs. Samford - Sat., September 23:

• WCU Family Weekend: A Cullowhee tradition! 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.

Western Carolina vs. ETSU - Sat., October 14:

WCU and ETSU renew the mountain rivalry with the first meeting in Cullowhee since the Buccaneers returned to the Southern Conference.

Western Carolina vs. Furman - Sat., October 28:

• Homecoming, 2017: 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 against long-time league rival, Furman! A complete listing of campus-related Homecoming, 2017 activities will be made available online at

Western Carolina vs. Mercer - Sat., November 11:

• 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 2017 Western Carolina University Athletics Hall of Fame class -- the 28th induction class in school history.


Saturday, April 1st: Valley of the Lillies Partnership: Runners can bring their race bib to baseball ticket window at Childress Field / Hennon Stadium for a $3 ticket.

Saturday, April 15th: "Bark at the Park" (click for more information) & Faith / Family Day (discounted tickets available for local church groups & families.

Saturday, April 22nd: Jackson County Rec Day - Group tickets are just $3 in advance as we celebrate the Jackson County Recreation Department.

Saturday, May 6th: Macon County Baseball (Group Day) & Sponsor Appreciation Day

Season-Long Promotions:
• Catamount Baseball Bingo: Be sure to grab a Bingo card as you enter the stadium and play along each time the Catamounts are at bat;
• Dunkin' Dingers: Every Catamount home run not only lights up the scoreboard at Childress Field / Hennon Stadium, but also rewards a lucky - and often the loudest - fan with a gift card to Dunkin' Donuts in Sylva;
• B.H. Graning Perfect Toss: Stop by the marketing table to sign-up for the B.H Graning "Perfect Tough" T-shirt toss which is held between innings during each home game!
• Napa Cracker Jack Toss: What is baseball without Cracker Jacks!?! Keep your eyes to the sky for the Napa Auto & Truck Parts Cracker Jack toss during each home game;
• O'Malley's of Sylva Trivia: Test your Catamount baseball knowledge; stop by the marketing table to sign-up for the O'Malley's Trivia Contest;
• Sunday Run Day: Kids are invited to run the bases following the Sunday home games at Childress Field / Hennon Stadium;