Redbird Fan Fair to be Held August 15
July 31, 2009
NORMAL, Ill. - The fifth annual Redbird Fan Fair will take place August 15 on the Illinois State campus and patrons will have the opportunity to enjoy competitive scrimmages, carnival games and live music.
The fair will be held at "The Plaza," located in between Redbird Arena and Horton Field House from 5-7 p.m. The event, which is free to the public, is held in conjunction with the official kick-off of the 2009 fall athletics season as both the Redbird volleyball and football teams will be holding Red/White scrimmages. The volleyball scrimmage will precede Redbird Fan Fair at 3 p.m., in Redbird Arena, and the football scrimmage will follow the festivities at 7 p.m., in Hancock Stadium.
"Redbird Fan Fair has been a huge success the past three years, with thousands of students and Redbird fans attending the day's festivities," said Illinois State Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Promotions Brad Ledford. "As with every year, we are looking to continue to grow this event and get our fans excited about the upcoming fall season. Fans will be able to interact with Redbird student-athletes, enjoy several games and listen to live music. With the Redbird volleyball and football scrimmages taking place before and after the event, this is definitely a day for Redbird fans to enjoy."
Student-athletes and coaches from Illinois State's 19 varsity sports teams will be on hand at the event, assisting in the various fair games. They will interact with the fans, and will be signing autographs on a limited basis. Food, games and live music by Party Freak, Chicagoland's premier party band, will also be available.
Additional activities include free face painting by The Zoo Lady, inflatable games provided by Fun on the Run, Illinois State merchandise sold by the Alamo II and a live remote by WJBC-AM 1230.
2009-10 Reggie's Kids Club members can pick up their T-shirts and membership cards in "The Plaza" during the Redbird Fan Fair. Those interested in joining Reggie's Kids Club as a first-time member can visit GoRedbirds.com for more information.
For more information, visit GoRedbirds.com, or contact Ledford at email@example.com.
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