This week’s tailgate is sponsored by Shinner and pstall. Please be sure to thank them this week for their generosity because they make your gameday easier without having to plan/buy/cook/wash/cleanup/load your car/burn your food/etc. All you have to do is show up and enjoy good food.
Sadly this week concludes our regular season tailgating and hopefully there will be at least one playoff tailgate but as of now there are no guarantees. The presentation of the bikes to the Marine Corps will take place at 12:45 at the north gate. Thanks so much to all of you who have donated. We have raised over $5000 so far and have exceeded last year’s cash total.
Here’s the usual info:
1. Where do you guys tailgate? A group of 100+ people on the Huddle congregate at a lot that borders Church St., Poplar St., and 3rd St. downtown. Our group is at the corner of 3rd and Poplar RIGHT BESIDE THE LOWER LOT GATE. If you come to the lower entrance gate on the sidewalk you cannot miss us. We are always in the spot BESIDE that gate. We have a big 3X9 banner attached to our tent facing 3rd street that says carolinahuddle.com with big Panthers eyes.
2. How much does it cost? If you park in that lot, it costs $30 and it’s only 3 blocks from the stadium. But you don’t have to park in the lot to tailgate with us. You can easily drive back a few blocks from there and park for $5 or $10 and just walk up. Another popular option is to take the train into town for a few bucks.
3. What’s at this tailgating spot? Food and people, how many depends on how many show up. We have 4 tents for cover if it rains and for shade. All the condiments, plates, napkins, and plastic silverware will be there as well.
4. What do I need to bring? If you drink alcohol you need to bring your own as well as a donation to Toys for Tots. We never provide alcohol due to liability issues. Everything else is free (food and non-alcoholic drinks). If you bring a cooler make sure it has ice in it because ice is always in tight supply on gameday. We’ll be glad to store your cooler in our cars during the game but we’re not responsible for it if it gets stolen or if a beer comes up missing during handling.
5. You expect me to believe that you post free food and drinks on a message board and you’ll feed and quench the thirst of everyone that shows up? Yep, no problem, we've been doing this for almost 5 years now. Thousands of meals have been provided free and we welcome all. Some of us just love doing this kind of stuff and have fun doing it. Hopefully everyone that comes has a good time. Remember that this is for charity and that our sponsors have donated their money so that the beneficiaries (you) will donate money to our cause (Toys for Tots) and help needy families this upcoming holiday season.
6. What time do you start? This week we will start at 8 AM.
7. Is anyone welcome? Absolutely! Everyone is welcome even opposing fans.
8. Is it appropriate for kids to come to this? Kids are always welcome but parents should use their own judgment in bringing them. We are not responsible for what they may see or hear and we do not police adult behavior before football games.
Edited by mush, 11 December 2008 - 09:13 AM.