Paint the Capital City Green event kicks off fall season

Marco_and_MirandaMarshall University fans attending the sold-out Paint the Capital City Green event Aug. 22 enjoyed a pep rally atmosphere that included a tailgate spread, entertainment by mascot Marco, the cheerleading squad, dance team and members of the Marshall University Marching Thunder.

Thundering Herd fans heard from Doc Holliday, Marshall University’s head football coach, athletic director Mike Hamrick and President Stephen J. Kopp, as well as key members of this year’s team, as they shared information about the future of Marshall University football.

There was also a special appearance by Miss West Virginia 2013, Miranda Harrison, a broadcast journalism student at Marshall.

The event, presented by Friends of Coal with additional support from Huntington Bank, is the nation’s largest indoor pep rally for Thundering Herd alumni, fans and friends. Proceeds will benefit the Big Green Scholarship Foundation and the Marshall University Alumni Association.

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Photo: Miranda Harrison, Miss West Virginia 2013 and a Marshall student, poses with Marco at Paint the Capital City Green Aug. 22.