April 8, 2014
Complete 2014 Kay Yow Spring Game Information
RALEIGH, N.C. - A full slate of activities is planned for this weekend in conjunction with the Kay Yow Spring Football Game, which will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium. In addition to the action on the field, Super Bowl XLVIII Champion quarterback Russell Wilson will return to have his jersey honored, joining former Wolfpack players from the past seven decades who will be in town for their annual reunion.
The fun begins on Friday evening with the Wolfpack Club’s BBQ Bowl “Kickin’ at the Carter” event in the RV parking lot. In addition to the annual BBQ cook-off, there will be live music by the band Old Habits, food trucks and activities for younger fans in the Junior Wolfpack Club Fun Zone, which will also be open on Saturday.
Parking lots open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, as the BBQ Bowl continues with the “Pickin’ at the Carter” segment from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. At 9 a.m., former players Earl Wolff (Philadelphia Eagles), Tobais Palmer (San Diego Chargers) and Nate irving (Denver Broncos), as well as Staats Battle and Chase Cannon (aka #BattleCannon) from the men’s basketball team will serve as celebrity judges for the BBQ Bowl The band “Doug Clark’s Hot Nuts” will provide musical entertainment.
Stadium gates will open at 10:30 a.m. to give fans a chance to watch the inaugural Wolfpack Football Alumni Game, which will begin at 10:45 a.m. More than 70 former players have signed up to participate in what promises to be a fun event, with former players Mario Williams (Buffalo Bills) and Irving serving as honorary coaches.
Wilson, Irving and J.R. Sweezy will be recognized during the game for their participation in the 2014 Super Bowl, while the 1968 ACC Championship squad will also be honored. Steven Hauschka, who also played in Super Bowl XLVIII, had a previous commitment and will not be able to attend.
Although admission is free, a minimum $1 donation per person is suggested upon entrance, with all proceeds going to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and the Kay Yow Scholarship endowment.
Parking is free to fans in the following lots: Stadium East, Stadium Southeast, Stadium West, Stadium North and Fairgrounds parking lots, but due to an event at PNC Arena, fans parking in other lots are subject to paying a parking fee. Fans should enter through Gates A, B, C and Westchase.
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women’s cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause. For more information click here.