Meet the Bulldogs: TWC invites community to meet college athletes

Posted on: September 4, 2012

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 September 13 when TWC hosts its first Meet the Bulldogs athletic event.

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 September 13 when TWC hosts its first Meet the Bulldogs athletic event. Held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wesley Commons Lawn off of Green Street, Meet the Bulldogs will offer the community a rare opportunity to visit with all 17 2012-2013 TWC athletic teams as well as the college’s cheerleading and dance 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.

“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 this type of setting will give them the opportunity to see TWC student athletes outside the field of competition.”

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. “We want to make this an annual event if we have a great turnout this year.”

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 alumni relations and annual fund.

“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.”