Seriously, beer jokes aside…
The Bob Huggins Tailgate will take place January 17th at The Moose Lodge in Charleston, West Virginia, and will benefit the Remember The Miners Scholars Program and the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund. The event begins at 7 PM.
The tailgate will feature WVU Head Men’s Basketball coach Bob Huggins and a concert performance by West Virginia’s own Taylor Made.
West Virginia will take on Marshall next Wednesday night in the Charleston Civic Center, but fans will have the opportunity to spend the evening before the game with Head Coach Bob Huggins at a charity tailgate.
The Bob Huggins Tailgate presented by Little General, will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 inside the Charleston Moose Lodge and is open to anyone wanting to attend. Gates will open to the public at 6:30 p.m.
Here is the official release:
The cost of the event is $50 per ticket, $750 per table and $2,500 to sponsor the event, with all proceeds being split equally between the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Fund and the Remember The Miners Scholarship Program.
“It’s just going to be another event similiar to the fish fry to celebrate and raise awareness to the nation’s coal miners and the hard work they do,” said Cam Payne, vice president of program relations. “And celebrate Coach Huggins 700th win and this year’s basketball team.”
“First of all coal mining is what matters to the state of West Virginia, it matters to the people of this state,” added Jason Parsons, founder of Remember The Miners. “We’re excited and it should be a great event.”
Tickets for the event can be found at the website
http://remembertheminers.org/ or by emailing Payne at [email protected]
Fans will have the opportunity to meet and sit down with Huggins, and will enjoy a selection of tasty tailgate treats including wings, pizza, and barbeque, among other items, Payne said.
Entertainment will be provided by the band Taylor Made, who is slated to play throughout the evening.
“It should be a good time and for a good cause to raise money,” Payne said.