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    IU Tailgate Tour Kicks off with Downtown Indianapolis Event, May 18

    Go Hoosiers! The 2011 Tailgate Tour opens on May 18 at the Rathskeller in Indianapolis.
    Go Hoosiers!
    The 2011 Tailgate Tour opens on May 18 at the Rathskeller in Indianapolis.
    Go Hoosiers!

    May 13, 2011

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - IU Athletics has announced new details for the 2011 IU Athletics Tailgate Tour. The 2011 tour will kick off with an event May 18 in Indianapolis featuring new IU Football Head Coach Kevin Wilson.

    "I am excited to kick off the tour this year," said Wilson. "Our staff is very fortunate to be here, and we look forward to visiting our fans across the state and talking some IU Football."

    The Tailgate Tour is an opportunity for Hoosier fans to support IU Athletics and learn about the success of student-athletes both on and off the field. It also allows IU's head coaches to provide insights on the 2011-2012 athletic seasons. The tour features 8 Indiana stops beginning in Indianapolis and concluding August 15 in Bloomington.

    The Indianapolis event will take place at the Rathskeller (401 E. Michigan, Indianapolis, IN 46204) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The event will feature remarks from Coach Wilson, hearty appetizers and drinks. A cash bar will also be available. Advanced tickets are available for $10 for IU Alumni Association, I Association and Varsity Club members, $15 for nonmembers. Children under age 12 are free.

    Tables of eight are also available for $250. Table purchases include reserved seating for your group, official Tailgate Tour T-shirt for each guest and one football autographed by Coach Wilson.

    Guests will also have an opportunity to take photos with the Old Oaken Bucket and purchase 2011 football season tickets at the event.

    Tickets for the kick off event can be purchased in advance online through the IU Alumni Association website: https://alumni.indiana.edu/eventforms/tailgate-indy/

    The tour is presented by the IU Varsity Club, IU Alumni Association and the I Association. "The tailgate tour is a can't miss time to see good friends and get the inside scoop from IU coaches," said J T. Forbes, Executive Director of the IU Alumni Association.

    "In the past few years, we've set records with the number of Hoosier fans coming out for these events, said Fred Glass, Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. "I know I speak for all of the participating coaches when I say we really look forward to the Tailgate Tour every year. It's incredibly humbling to meet with so many amazing IU alumni and fans."

     

     

    Proceeds from the tour benefit Indiana University and the student-athlete scholarship fund. For more information, please contact the IU Varsity Club at 812-855-0866 or varsity@indiana.edu. Up-to-date tour details and registration information can also be found on the Tailgate Tour web site.

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