WKU Football Fan Fest Set for Saturday, Aug. 17

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Football Fan Fest has been scheduled for Sat. Aug 17 at the WKU Knicely Conference Center, located at WKU’s South Campus, when the WKU football team will hold an autograph session and fans can enjoy a carnival like atmosphere, designed for all ages. The event runs from 2-4 p.m. with the entire event being free.

The event will be filled with inflatables, interactive games, balloon art, face painting, the dunk tank, a bungee run and more. Fans will have the opportunity to get autographs from the WKU football players and head coach Bobby Petrino. Special football autograph cards and 2013 schedule posters will be provided free of charge and fans can also pick up schedule cards for the 2013 season. The event also provides the chance to meet and take pictures with Big Red and learn routines from the WKU Cheer and Dance teams.

Kids ages 6-to-15 can also participate in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick contest at this year’s event. Individuals can register online for the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick contest at NFLPPK.com or sign up on the day of the event.

The first 500 fans at the event will also receive free food and drinks, including popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones.

WKU opens the 2013 season on Saturday, Aug. 31 when the Hilltoppers face Kentucky at LP Field in Nashville at 6:00 p.m. CT. Season tickets for the 2013 home football schedule are on sale now through WKUSports.com, by visiting the WKU Ticket Office in E.A. Diddle Arena or by calling 1-800-5 BIG RED.

In addition to season tickets, single game tickets for the game with Kentucky in Nashville on Aug. 31 at 6:00 p.m. CT are currently on sale. Tickets are priced at $67 for club level, $47 for lower level sideline, $32 for upper sideline and $22 for upper corner. To ensure seating in the WKU fan sections, all fans are encouraged to order tickets through the WKU Ticket Office. General public tickets may be ordered online at WKUSports.com or by calling 1-800-5-BIG RED or 270-745-5222 locally. Parking passes for this game may be ordered through Ticketmaster.com or through the WKU Ticket Office. The first 4,000 WKU students at the game on August 31 with a valid ID will receive a free ticket to the game. After 4,000, student tickets will be $13.

For complete coverage of WKU Football, visit www.wkusports.com, or follow the program on Twitter via @WKU_Football or @CoachPetrinoWKU.

Upcoming WKU Football Calendar of Events

August 4 – Players Report

August 5 – First Practice

August 10 – WKU Football Media Day [Closed to Public]

August 17 – Football Fan Fest (formerly Family Fun Day) at Knicely Conference Center on WKU’s South Campus from 2-4pm CT

August 31 – WKU vs. Kentucky at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. at 6:00 p.m. CT

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