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Spring Tailgate Extravaganza Announced

From ECU Media Relations

Event coincides with ECU's home baseball date with USF

GREENVILLE — Music, games, food, and fireworks will be included among festivities planned for East Carolina University's Second Annual Great Spring Tailgate, sponsored by US Cellular, on Saturday, April 20.

The festival, scheduled in conjunction with the East Carolina versus South Florida baseball game, will begin at 4 p.m. in the Harrington Field area of the ECU campus.

Advance reservations are required. Fans may purchase tickets by calling 252-328-4530. The deadline for ordering is Wednesday, April 17.

The afternoon of fun will include barbecue plates from Abrams Barbecue of Tarboro, games and events for children, and a special birthday party for Pee Dee the Pirate, complete with cake and goody bags for kids. Steve Hardy's Original Beach Party will provide entertainment with the Dixie Riders Band beginning at 4 p.m.

First pitch of the ECU-South Florida baseball game, which will be televised locally by WITN-TV, is slated for 8 p.m. A fireworks show will follow the game.

Tickets for the event are $10 per person, which includes a barbecue dinner and a ticket to the baseball game. Meal tickets alone are priced at $7.

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02/23/2007 01:36 PM

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