2015 HOME FOOTBALL GAME-BY-GAME PROMOTIONS:
Western Carolina vs. Mars Hill - Saturday, September 5, 7:00 pm:
Catamount Club Day:
A special "thank you" to every member of the Catamount Club for their continued support of Western Carolina Athletics.
5th 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 pregame entrance through the Cat Head tunnel onto the turf at Whitmire Stadium, preceding the first home entrance of the Catamount football team in 2015.
Military Appreciation Day:
WCU Athletics extends a special invitation to all of 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. Each branch of the U.S. Military will be represented and we will have special promotional items for fans.
Post-game Fireworks, presented by Ingles & 99.9 Kiss Country & Star 104.3:
Join us Labor Day weekend for a special post-game fireworks display following the game to kick off the 2015 Catamount Football season and also to celebrate the great nation we live in.
Purple & Gold Reunion:
Join us in Cullowhee as we honor the WCU Classes of 1945, '55, '65, and '75. Enjoy a pregame tailgate tent party with all of your classmates prior to WCU's game vs Mars Hill. Food and beverages provided. $20.00 per person. For more information, contact Marty Ramsey, Director of Alumni Affairs by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Carolina vs. Presbyterian - Saturday, October 3, 3:30 pm:
WCU Family Weekend:
This is a great weekend at Western Carolina that is sure to always bring a big crowd to Catamount Football. Contact the WCU Ticket Office for more information on ticket prices.
The first 5,000 fans to enter E.J. Whitmire Stadium will receive a FREE "Prove Your Purple" T-shirt.
The Catamounts welcome the Boy Scouts to E. J. Whitmire Stadium for Scout Day. For $15, all scouts will receive a game ticket with a food voucher for a hot dog, chips, and a drink at the concession stands. The scouts will then be invited to stick around after for games on the field as well as an opportunity to camp out on the field Saturday night.
Corporate Sponsor Tailgate Party, presented by Earwood, Moore, Carpenter & Guy
Food, drinks, prizes, and more, as we thank our sponsors for their commitment to our student-athletes. The party will be from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm.
Western Carolina vs. Mercer - Saturday, October 10, 3:30 pm:
Smokey Mountain Youth Football Day:
Western Carolina Athletics will welcome all teams, cheerleaders, coaches and families from the Smokey Mountain Youth Football League to E.J. Whitmire Stadium on October 10 to cheer on our Catamounts vs. Mercer. ALL kids wearing their Smokey Mountain Youth Football jersey and ALL cheerleaders wearing their uniform 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 their regularly scheduled game on Bob Waters Field following the WCU vs. Mercer game. Be sure to stick around after the WCU game to cheer on these young ones.
Replica Jersey Giveaway, presented by Pepsi:
The first 1,000 kids ages 12 and under to enter E.J. Whitmire Stadium will receive a FREE replica WCU Catamounts Football jersey, sponsored by Pepsi.
Catamount Kid's Club Day, presented by Western Builders Inc.:
ALL Catamount Kid's Club (CKC) members receive FREE admission to this game. If you are not a member of the CKC, we still encourage you to join us as we will have inflatables, games and more for everyone. You can also sign up to be a member of the CKC at the game and receive great benefits all year long through May of 2016. Special thanks to Western Builders of Sylva, Inc., for being the sponsor of The Catamount Kid's Club.
Join us for a special Chamber Networking Event beginning at 1:00 pm. Jackson, Franklin, Swain, Haywood, and Macon County Chamber Members are invited to this special event prior to the Mercer game. For $25 all attendees will receive a game ticket, access to the networking event, food, and drinks.
Western Carolina vs. Samford - Saturday, October 24, 3:30 pm:
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, 2015 activities will be made available online at www.homecoming.wcu.edu
Western Carolina vs. Furman - Saturday, November 7, 3:30 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 2015 Western Carolina University Athletics Hall of Fame class - the 26th induction class in school history.
All Sports Reunion:
Western Carolina invites all former student-athletes, coaches, managers and athletic trainers home to Cullowhee for this annual reunion on Homecoming weekend. Festivities center around Homecoming, 2015 activities including a special reunion on Friday night social and a pregame tailgate before Saturday's football game. Additional details will be made available closer to the event.
Eastern Band of Cherokee Day:
Brain-child and initiated by WCU head football coach, Mark Speir, Western Carolina Athletics will be celebrating 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 Special on-field recognition of Eastern Band of Cherokee Day Committee members, as well as other significant EBCI members;
o WCU players will wear an exclusive logo designed by the EBCI on one side of their helmet;
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.