Annual ‘Paint the Capital’ event set for tomorrow, Aug. 27


PainttheCapitalCityGreenThundering Herd fans have just a day remaining to buy tickets for Marshall’s annual Paint the Capital City Green pep rally in Charleston Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Embassy Suites hotel.

Special guests, including Marshall University Head Football Coach Doc Holliday and his senior players, will speak about what is sure to be an exciting 2015 season. Marshall football players will also be seated at with sponsors at their tables.

“This event is the one pre-season opportunity for fans to hear directly from me and from our student-athletes,” Holliday said. “Don’t miss it. It’s one night in Charleston, and then it’s back to practice for us.”

Paint the Capital City Green is the nation’s largest indoor pep rally for the Herd. Fans will enjoy a tailgate spread, entertainment by mascot Marco, the cheerleading squad, dance team and members of the Marshall University Marching Thunder. The 18th annual event, presented by Friends of Coal and sponsored in part by Huntington Bank and WCHS, is hosted by the Big Green Scholarship Foundation.

To order tickets, call 304-696-7138 or e-mail biggreen@marshall.edu. Individual tickets are $60 and will not be sold at the door.

All ticket holders will be entered into a drawing to win hotel accommodations and free admission to a road game.