Purple and white tailgate party set for Aug. 31

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Sponsorships include a Touchdown level sponsorship at $250 and it pays for your name on the back of the T-shirts being

Are you ready for some football? When the temperatures reach the dog days of August and the crack of pads hitting pads can be heard from the practice field on SH 321, it's time for Friday night lights.

To get the community into that hometown spirit of supporting their athletic teams, the 8th Annual Purple and White Community Tailgate on Aug. 31 is the perfect way to get ready to show that Bronco pride.

This year, the Junior Ambassadors of the Chamber of Commerce are hosting the party and they are ready and looking for sponsorships.

"This is a new group we have and it's made up of high school juniors and seniors. We want to teach them about the business world by introducing them to local businesses," said Paula Moorhaj, executive director for the Dayton Chamber of Commerce.

"Our desire is to help develop them into our next generation of community leaders," she said.

Moorhaj said they are completely in charge of the event.

"They have created the flyers, the sponsorship levels and they are out there doing the sales for it," she said.

Sponsorships include a Touchdown level sponsorship at $250 and it pays for your name on the back of the T-shirts being sold for the event, a 18-inch by 24-inch yard sign displayed at the event, the business name listed in advertisements, and a premium tailgate spot.

Or sponsors have the option of the Field Goal Level that includes a T-shirt and a yard sign for $100.

The Junior Ambassadors are also offering a Tailgate Spot for $30 which allows premium parking by the stage to enjoy the festivities. Bring your lawn chairs with you! The best decorated tailgate showing Bronco spirit will win a $50 gift card.

In addition, there will be vendor booth spaces of 10-foot by 10-foot area for $40. Vendors provide their own setup, and are encouraged to promote their business by handing out business cards, promotional items, and bring some sort of food item to offer prospective visitors to your booth.

"Our Junior Ambassadors are out there asking local businesses for their sponsorship so if a kid asks you for your sponsorship," she said, "they're legit."

Moorhaj said occasionally the students get a second look from businesses thinking they're too young to be in the chamber, but they are a part of the ambassador's program learning about business.

The young leaders are also in charge of scheduling all the events for the evening under the watchful eye of chamber leadership.

"They've scheduled speakers for the different sports, the cheerleaders, band, and the Dazzlers will all be performing," she said.

The event was intentionally scheduled on Thursday evening instead of Friday.

"We wanted the football coaches and the varsity team players to be able to participate and that would have been tough to schedule prior to a game," she said.

Football players and coaches will be available for photos and autograph signing at the tailgate.

The event will be held in the parking lot behind the home side of the stadium and a junior varsity game begins at 5 p.m.

The chamber invites the public to come out and support the event and show that Bronco spirit.

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