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Furman Gears Up For Saturday Spring Athletic Festival

Cory Magwood
Cory Magwood

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman University is gearing up to celebrate its intercollegiate athletics program this Saturday with its Spring Athletic Festival, featuring competition by five Paladin teams and a full day of activities for fans on one of the nation's most beautiful campuses.

Sponsored by the Furman Alumni Association, Athletics Department, and Paladin Club, the event offers fans admission to all athletic events on campus that day, a barbecue tailgate dinner, yard games, and activities for kids, including a bounce house and 18-foot slide, plus prizes and giveaways at every sports event.

The day kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with a long drive competition and putting games (with prizes) for kids at the REK Center for Intercollegiate Golf at the Furman University Golf Course.  Parking is available at the center, and participants should bring their own clubs.

Registration for all other events begins at 11:00 a.m. on the Bob King Football Practice Field located behind the Lay Physical Activities Center.  Parking is available in the "Green Lot" on the hill by the football practice field.

A full-day pass for $12 (children 10 and under are admitted free) entitles fans to admission to all events and activities, plus dinner, set for 5:30 p.m. on the football practice field, where fans can interact with the Furman cheerleaders and have photos taken with Sir Paladin and Furman's football championship trophies.

Athletic competition starts at noon when Furman's men's lacrosse squad entertains Richmond in Paladin Stadium and will also feature a 1:00 p.m. softball doubleheader versus UNCG at Pepsi Stadium and men's tennis match against Elon at Mickel Tennis Center, also at 1:00 p.m.  Furman's baseball team battles Davidson at 4:00 p.m. at Latham Stadium, and at 7:00 p.m. Bruce Fowler's reigning Southern Conference championship football squad will hold its annual Purple-White spring scrimmage in Paladin Stadium.

Click here to register for the April 5th Furman Spring Athletic Festival.  For more information, contact or call 1.800.PURPLE3


10:00 a.m. -- Long drive competition and putting games (REK Center for Intercollegiate Golf at the Furman University Golf Course)

11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Registration (Football Practice Field)

12:00 p.m. -- Men's Lacrosse vs. Richmond (Paladin Stadium)
 (Kids receive free T-shirt while supplies last)

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. -- Bounce House and 18-foot inflatable slide (Football Practice Field)

1:00/3:00 p.m. -- Softball vs. UNCG (Pepsi Stadium)
 (Cotton Candy)

1:00 p.m. -- Men's Tennis vs. Elon (Mickel Tennis Center)
 (Face Stickers)

4:00 p.m. -- Baseball vs. Davidson (Latham Stadium)
 (Purple hair spray with Furman student-athletes)

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Balloons and Photo Ops with Cheerleaders, Sir Paladin, and SoCon Trophies

5:30 p.m. - 7:00p.m. -- BBQ Tailgate Dinner (Football Practice Field)

7:00 p.m. -- Purple/White Spring Football Scrimmage (Paladin Stadium)