April 7, 2011

Fireworks to Cap Black and Gold Spring Game on April 17

All Vanderbilt employees are invited to attend the annual Vanderbilt Football Black and Gold Spring Game on Sunday, April 17.

A fireworks show is scheduled for immediately after the scrimmage and will cap a day filled with fun, family-friendly activities. Admission to the event is free with the donation of a children’s book to the Books from Birth program at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Kickoff for the scrimmage is at 6 p.m.

An array of other activities in the vicinity of Vanderbilt Stadium will accompany the intrasquad encounter that effectively concludes the team's spring practices, including tailgating in Vandyville - with its assortment of kids and family activities - and a player autograph session.

"I want the Black and Gold Spring Game to become a special activity for Vanderbilt employees for years to come," said James Franklin, head coach. "I really can't think of a better way to conclude the day than with a fireworks show.”

Fans wanting to tailgate can use surface parking lots located off of Natchez Trace, which will open at 3 p.m. Vandyville, the popular gameday tailgating location along Natchez Trace, also opens three hours prior to the game.

Live music and inflatable games for kids will be among the attractions in Vandyville. A special autograph session with current Commodore players will start at 3 p.m. For more information on the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Spring game, log onto www.vucommodores.com.