On Saturday, February 1, Marist Booster Club hosted Marist Tailgate 2020 in Kuhrt Gym for the benefit of Marist School’s athletics program.
More than 350 attendees came dressed in their collegiate school colors or jerseys for a casual evening of fun. All parents, alumni, and friends of Marist were invited, and 100% of the money raised will support all sports at Marist.
Event Chair Mrs. Elizabeth Shore said, “It was a fun way to catch up with parents of students from all different grades. We don’t always get to see one another sitting in the stands because our children play different sports, and this event brought us all together for a great cause.”
It was a festive evening that featured delicious food catered by C. Parks, an open bar, live music from the band Talent Show, tailgate games hosted by well-loved Marist coaches, live and silent auction items, and more. Kuhrt Gym was decorated in keeping with the tailgate theme and included 10 tailgate tents representing different colleges. Favorite auction items included a football signed by Kyle Hamilton ’19, a Waffle House jukebox, a dartboard featuring Marist Head Football Coach Mr. Alan Chadwick, and a tennis-playing session with Marist Athletic Director Mr. Tommy Marshall. The photo booth included a green screen for tailgate-goers to pick a backdrop of their choosing, from scenes of Marist, to different SEC football stadiums, to the Arch at the University of Georgia.
Assistant Athletic Director Mr. Chandler Yount said, “What a night! We haven’t had the Booster Tailgate event since 2016, but that did not affect attendance at all. Elizabeth Shore and her team of volunteers really outdid themselves this year. It was not only a wonderful evening filled with laughs and memories, but it also will help fill the gap financially to allow our coaches and athletes to be successful at Marist. The War Eagle fever was in the air, and it was certainly a night to remember.”
With more than 84% of Marist students participating in athletics, Marist Tailgate 2020 was a great evening for attendees to show their support and have some fun.
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