Rah Rah Redlands

Thurber and Duke

University Town & Gown gift mascot Thurber with a custom new wagon at the 2010 Rah Rah Redlands.

Celebrate Bulldog Football’s first home game of the season and enjoy food and family fun at the pre-game event Rah Rah Redlands September 3 at the University of Redlands.

The Original Tommy Burger, Jamba Juice, Uncle Howie’s Pizza, Kool Kactus Café, Hand-Dipped Ice Cream and Hangar 24 will be serving up food and drinks, while the Mariposa Choir and KIIS-FM serve up the entertainment.  Games and activities for kids will include a bounce house, face-painting and temporary tattoos.

University President James Appleton will be at the event, and Associate Vice President for Development Ray Watts will act as emcee. Bulldog mascot Thurber, along with his grandpa and mascot emeritus Duke, will make an appearance.

It all begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Bulldog practice field. Cost is $7 for admission to the event and the game, $4 for non-students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the event ticket booth.

Rah Rah Redlands is one of several events to be presented this year by University Town & Gown, the organization dedicated to bringing together the campus and Redlands communities.

“The University of Redlands is proud of our relationships with the city of Redlands, our neighbors, and our surrounding communities. This pride is exhibited in our creating the venue of the Redlands Symphony, providing financial support each year to local projects, encouraging our students to contribute hundreds of hours of community service each year, and offering our campus for many community events,” said University President James Appleton.

“In this regard, I add my welcome to Rah Rah Redlands! Bring the family for fun, food, and football.”

Rah Rah Redlands is also intended to create awareness and support for the Bulldog Football program. Coach Mike Maynard would like to see every University student and every Redlander attend at least one game each season.

“Here’s hoping folks will join us for an economical, family-friendly good time watching college football played by student-athletes who really love the game,” Maynard said. “Most of all, your cheers really make a difference to us.”

Redlands Football is an NCAA Division III team, part of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, with about 100 players. Though the University’s philosophy is to offer the opportunity to successfully compete in athletics to contribute to a student’s overall learning experience, no athletic scholarships or financial aid are given. Redlands team members are serious about their education—100 percent of all four-year players have graduated in the past 23 years. One-third of team members completed last fall with a 3.0 GPA or better.

Maynard said service is part of being on the team. “Bulldog Football is about creating a successful and total person. Part of this process is learning how to help others. We have always felt that if we have the ability to help, then we should.”


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