Alumni Association Holding Pregame Tailgate

Alumni Association Holding Pregame Tailgate

Release below courtesy of FSU News Services

Big Rapids, Mich. - Few things emotionally fire up the alumni like a good, old-fashioned rivalry football game.

The Ferris State University Alumni Association hopes to capitalize on that enthusiasm on Saturday, Oct. 22, as the Bulldog football team makes the short trip to Allendale to take on rival Grand Valley State University's Lakers.

As part of that rivalry spirit, the Alumni Association is sponsoring "Tailgate '11 – Sink the Lakers" on GVSU's home turf in Allendale from 4 to 7 p.m. in Lot F, adjacent to the fieldhouse on Grand Valley's main campus.

The event is free of charge, but attendees are required to pre-register by Thursday, Oct. 20, to attend. Tickets for the football game can be purchased in advance by visiting:

The tailgating event will feature Ferris alumni, friends, tunes from Bulldog Radio and snacks before the Bulldogs and Lakers battle in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference gridiron action in Lubbers Stadium at 7 p.m.

For more information about this event, contact Amy Packard at (231) 591-2345 at the Ferris Alumni Association or email the office at

Here is the official event page: