Wingate University plays Spring Football Game to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs

Wingate University Football Bulldogs
Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer 704-233-8320

Wingate, N.C. – Wingate University will play a Spring Football Game to benefit The Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County on Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m. at Irwin Belk Stadium on campus. The community is invited to be a part of this philanthropic event. An entry donation of $2 is optional, with 100% of proceeds to benefit the local chapter. More than 400 Boys & Girls Clubs members are from Monroe and eastern Union County in elementary and middle schools.

Club members Alexis and Jayla Crowder, who are also sisters, will sing the national anthem. Free activities are planned for the children attending the game, like face-painting and balloon art. Free hot dogs and pizza will be provided for all fans while supplies last.

During halftime, Wingate’s incoming class of football players will be announced and Monroe Middle School’s step team will perform. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County will be presented with a donation of the amount raised at the game and a $100 gift card to the Wingate University Bookstore will be raffled off.

After the game, fans will be welcomed to the field to meet and take pictures with the Bulldog football players. Fans are asked to wear school colors of blue and gold.

Visit For more info, contact David Sherwood, assistant AD for sports information and game operations, at 704-233-8186 or; or Chris Brown, area director with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County at 704-591-2574 or

Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 6th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves nearly 2,700 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy, physical therapy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

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In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 22 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past six years. For more information, go to