Wingate University Football Field Day

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Gaskins
Director of Marketing & Communications 704-233-8117

Wingate, N.C. – The Wingate University football players will host under-served students from East Union and Monroe Middle schools in a day full of football training and leadership workshops on Sat., March 27 at the Irwin Belk Stadium. Co-coordinated by Moses Fox, III and Wingate Coach Mike Long, this inaugural event is in partnership between Wingate Athletics and UCPS Leadership Alliance. The goal is to educate the youth about the value of dedication, hard work and positive team building, while fostering mentorships.

As part of the training, the youth will cheer the Bulldogs in a scrimmage game and have a chance to meet Victor E. Bulldog, Wingate University’s mascot. The youth will be matched in coaching stations to learn about team building and playing strategies. During lunch, they will interact with football players and coaches. Dr. Michael Lane, the western regional director for the youth empowerment program Gear-Up, will be the keynote speaker following lunch. For more info, contact Caroline Twiggs, director of service at 704-233-8994.

Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private four-year co-educational institution of 2,159 students offering active learning opportunities through personalized instruction, world travel, career discovery and community service.

Wingate offers more than 34 undergraduate majors in arts and sciences, business, communication, education, fine arts, music and sport sciences. It also offers graduate degrees in business, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration. In addition, the school awards the Doctor of Pharmacy and the Doctor of Education degrees.

Bulldog student-athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports. Wingate University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past three years.