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Sept. 22, 2005

Columbia, S.C. –
The Toyota Gamecock Village will be open from 3:00 until 6:30 pm before the home game against Troy University this Saturday. Located in the Grandstand at the Fairgrounds, the Village is free and open to the public. Game time is 7:00pm.

The Gamecock Village will feature a number of special events this week:

-Former Gamecock football players Brad Edwards and Stanley Pritchett will be appearing to sign autographs from approximately 4:30-5:30 pm. Edwards played defensive back for the Gamecocks from 1984-87 and played nine years in the NFL, winning a Super Bowl with the Washington Redskins. His Carolina career included 130 tackes and eight interceptions as a senior in 1987. Pritchett played running back for the Gamecocks from 1992-95 and also enjoyed a nine-year career in the NFL. During his senior season as a Gamecock, Pritchett scored four touchdowns in one game against Mississippi State.

-The USC Marching Band and cheerleaders will perform at 5:00 pm inside the Gamecock Village.

-The Dasani Cool Zone Misting Pavilion will feature two large inflatable Dasani bottles that spray a cold mist to keep Gamecock fans cool on a hot game day.

-The Colonial Kids Corner features three large inflatable games for kids.

-Snoopy will make a special appearance at 5:15pm to promote the new “Good Grief!” Peanuts exhibit at Edventure Children’s Museum.

-Jewelry Warehouse will have Carolina gear available for purchase and will feature a special gift promotion where four lucky fans will win half-carat diamonds.

Other sponsor booths inside the Gamecock Village feature promotional item giveaways, games, and opportunities to register to win prizes. For more information about the Toyota Gamecock Village, please call Melissa Wingate at 803-777-9022.