Down East Viking Football Classic events held Sept. 24-27

Kesha Williams
September 15, 2008

Elizabeth City State University and the City of Rocky Mount announce a series of events held in conjunction with the 11th Annual Down East Viking Football Classic (DEVFC). The public joins football fans for this annual celebration. See the list below for events, locations and applicable entry fees: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 5 p.m. Down East Classic "Quiz Bowl" Teams: Rocky Mount High School and Rocky Mount Academy Double Tree Hotel (Host Hotel) Rocky Mount, NC 6 p.m. ECSU Office of Admissions Recruitment Reception I High school youths are welcome to attend. Double Tree Hotel Thursday, September 25, 2008 5:30 p.m. NFL Punt, Pass & Kick: Englewood Park, Rocky Mount, NC Friday, September 26, 2008 10 a.m. Golf Challenge Northgreen Country Club, Rocky Mount, NC 3 p.m. ECSU Alumni Board of Director's Meeting Doubletree Hotel, Dogwood Room 6 p.m. ECSU National Alumni Association Meeting Doubletree Hotel-Camellia & Azalea Rooms 7 p.m. Down East Classic Step Show Dunn Center - NC Wesleyan College 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 10 p.m. - 1 a.m. Vikings/Falcons Alumni Mixer Double Tree Hotel Saturday, September 27, 2008 7 a.m. Tailgating Tailgaters must purchase a game ticket and pay parking fees Rocky Mount Athletic Complex 8 a.m. Shopping Spree at Stein Mart (with continental breakfast) 2916 Sunset Ave., Rocky Mount, NC 10 a.m. Admissions Recruitment II: High school youths are welcome to attend. Golden East Crossing Mall 1100 N. Wesleyan Blvd., Rocky Mount, NC 2 p.m. Down East Viking Football Classic Pre-game Ceremony Rocky Mount Athletic Complex $12 advance/$15 day of the game Children age five and under admitted free Parking fee $5 4 p.m. DEVFC Football game ECSU vs St. Augustine's College Rocky Mount Athletic Complex 6:30 p.m. High School Band Showcase Rocky Mount Athletic Complex 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. Down East Viking Football Classic Victory Celebration Gateway Center- Grand Ballroom 651 N. Winstead Ave., Rocky Mount, NC Background Information: The City of Rocky Mount and Elizabeth City State University annually co-host the Down East Viking Football Classic. This football classic draws over 10,000 fans to the Rocky Mount Athletic Complex. Each year, fans look forward to the CIAA football game and a variety of social and entertainment activities. ECSU hosts recruitment sessions to inform high school students of the many degrees offered at the university. In 2008, America's Best Colleges (U.S. News and World Report Magazine) ranked Elizabeth City State University #3 in the category of Top Public Baccalaureate Colleges in the South; #12 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities and #26 in the Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the South category. Through additional recruitment and outreach activities, ECSU also offers scholarship opportunities for students in the Rocky Mount-Nash-Edgecombe-Wilson areas. The CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) is a premier NCAA Division II athletic conference. Elizabeth City State University, located in northeastern North Carolina, is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina. For more information about the list of events, visit the website at www.ecsu.edu/specialevents/devfc/index.html or contact the ECSU Athletics Department, 252-335-3388, or the City of Rocky Mount at 252-972-1332. For more information, contact: April Emory, ECSU Sports Information (252) 335-3278 Kesha Williams, ECSU University Relations (252) 335-3686 Megan Hanks, City of Rocky Mount Public Affairs (252) 972-1333