More Mountaineer Fan Activities

Fans motoring to Atlanta Dec. 30-Jan. 1 for the Nokia Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2 are encouraged to stop at Tamarack near Beckley for free refreshments, discounts on gold and blue merchandise, The Register-Herald window banners, and WVU giveaways (while supplies last) -- including Flying WV face tattoos and stick-on logos, cinch sacks and perhaps something "sweet" for those Sugar Bowl tastebuds.

The popular tourist attraction will offer a "Sweet Spot" for fans to stop by and enjoy some Mountaineer camaraderie, a cup of coffee or soft drink, and pick up some WVU memorabilia as they pass by one of the state's premier tourist attractions, located at Exit 45 at the I-77/I-64 interchange. Hours of operation at Tamarack during these days are: Dec. 30, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Dec. 31, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Jan.1, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

"Mountaineer fans will remember that The Register-Herald, WVU and Tamarack also teamed in the past to offer a `Pit Stop' here in conjunction with the Continental Tire Bowl and other activities associated with past Gator Bowls," said Chuck Jessup of The Beckley Register-Herald. "It's just a way to say good luck to the home state team and a way to reward fans for their loyalty and support."

Upon arrival in Atlanta, fans are encouraged to stop by the popular Mountaineer Fan Center, sponsored by WVU's Office of Institutional Advancement, Sunday and Monday, Jan. 1-2, in the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Imperial Ballroom in downtown Atlanta.

The Fan Center will operate from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 1 and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 2, game day. Admittance is free, and all Mountaineer fans are welcome.

Mountaineer faithful should also plan to stop by the Marriott Marquis Saturday, Dec. 31, from 4-6 p.m. for a pre-Sugar Bowl Mardi Gras Parade sendoff. A premiere giveaway - light-up pom-poms - will be provided courtesy of WVU, while supplies last. The Sugar Bowl parade begins at 7 p.m.

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