Meet the Bulldogs: TWC invites community to meet college athletes

Posted on: September 10, 2013

TWC will be hosting its Second Annual Meet the Bulldogs athletic event on Thursday, September 19.

Food, fun activities, a meet and greet with the Tennessee Wesleyan College Bulldogs, and special entertainment provided by the TWC cheerleading and dance teams will be free to the public on Thursday, September 19 when TWC hosts its Second Annual Meet the Bulldogs athletic event. Held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wesley Commons Lawn off of Green Street, Meet the Bulldogs will offer the community a rare opportunity to visit with the 2013-2014 TWC athletic teams.

“We are hosting this event to give the community a chance to interact with our student athletes and coaching staff,” said Donny Mayfield, TWC director of athletics. “Last year’s inaugural Meet the Bulldogs was a success for TWC and the community and we’re looking forward to hosting this event again this year.”

In addition to the meet and greet, hot dogs, cotton candy, drinks, and activities will be available for free for all event guests. Wesley, TWC’s bulldog mascot, will be available for pictures.

“We hope Meet the Bulldogs will increase the awareness of some of our programs and get the local community excited about our upcoming season in TWC athletics,” said Mayfield.

“In the past, many of our local fans have asked to have a chance to speak with our student athletes about their experiences and we hope that Meet the Bulldogs gives them the opportunity to see TWC student athletes outside the field of competition.”

The opportunity for community members to show support for TWC’s student-athletes is a vital component of the college’s relationship with Athens and surrounding communities.

“It’s so important for the local community to have face-time with our athletes,” said Jessica Edwards, TWC cheerleading and dance coach and director of undergraduate admissions.

“These kids work hard to excel on and off the field/court of play and need to be supported and uplifted by local community members. The TWC athletics program designed this event to be fun for all ages and we hope parents and children will come out and show some Bulldog pride.”