WVU Gridiron Bash benefits WVU Children’s Hospital

Gold-Blue Game weekend, April 18-19, features Dwight Yoakam concert

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – It’s billed as the Ultimate Fan Competition, and if it’s as successful as promoters expect it to be, West Virginia University Children’s Hospital patients will have plenty to celebrate.  The 2008 Gridiron Bash features the first ever live concert hosted at the Milan Puskar Stadium, a giant pep rally, and the annual Gold-Blue game. 

Part of the proceeds will benefit WVU Children’s Hospital. 

The concert features Grammy Award winner Dwight Yoakam, known for his Bakersfield brand of country music in songs such as “Guitars, Cadillacs and Hillbilly Music.”  Yoakam will perform on Mountaineer Field at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 18. 

Football fans can celebrate the kickoff the 2008 season on Friday with tailgate parties, a pep rally featuring Coach Stewart and the team, cheerleaders and the new Mountaineer mascot.  The Gold-Blue Game is on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

Tickets are $45 and include the Friday night concert and pep rally, and the Saturday game.  A portion of each ticket sold will benefit WVU Children’s Hospital.  Tickets may be purchased at www.gridironbash.com, www.wvugame.com, or by calling 1-800-WVU-GAME.  Game-only tickets are $5 and available at the gate on game day.

The Gridiron Bash – Ultimate Fan Competition is part of a national promotion for the spring games at 15 Division 1 schools. It’s also part of the USA TODAY Bash for Cash Series to establish which University has the most passionate and supportive fans.  The winning school gets $1 million for its general scholarship fund.

WVU Athletics have supported WVU Children’s Hospital for many years.  Players and coaches often visit with patients, welcome patients to practice sessions and games, and help raise money for the Hospital.  The spring Gold-Blue Game is an annual fundraiser for WVU Children’s Hospital.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
aj: 03-25-08

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