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Tickets remain for Paint the Capital City Green

Aug. 8, 2008

Tickets are still available for Marshall University's Paint the Capital City Green pep rally Aug. 20 in Charleston.

Anyone who purchases tickets to the pep rally by close of business Friday will be entered into a drawing for two tickets to the Friends of Coal Bowl in Morgantown Sept. 27 featuring the Marshall Thundering Herd and West Virginia University Mountaineers.

Advance only tickets are on sale now for $35. To order tickets, call (304) 696-7138.

Paint the Capital City Green is the nation's largest indoor pep rally for Thundering Herd alumni, fans and friends. Festivities start at 6 p.m. at Charleston's Embassy Suites Hotel.

Friends of Coal returns this year as the event's title sponsor. Paint the Capital City Green is hosted by the Big Green Scholarship Foundation, the Marshall University Alumni Association, the Greater Kanawha Valley Alumni Club and the Charleston Quarterback Club. Event proceeds benefit the Big Green Scholarship Foundation and the Marshall University Alumni Association.

Marshall fans will get to meet President Stephen J. Kopp and hear from head football Coach Mark Snyder and other members of the university's coaching staff as well as key players on the team.

The event begins with a pep rally and tailgate spread featuring entertainment by Marco and the cheerleading squad, as well as music from members of the Marshall University Marching Thunder. A formal program begins at 7:15 p.m.