CHARLESTON – Two lucky Marshall University fans have an opportunity to win tickets to watch their Thundering Herd face off with the West Virginia University Mountaineers at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington.

All they have to do is show a little green and a lot of spirit.

All advance-paid tickets to the 10th anniversary of Paint the Capital City Green, which takes place Wednesday, Aug. 15 in Charleston and is presented by Friends of Coal, will be entered into a drawing. The winner will get two tickets to the Friends of Coal Bowl Sept. 8.

Advance only tickets had to be purchased by close Aug. 6 to qualify for the drawing. Tickets are $35 per person.

Paint The Capital City Green is the nation's largest indoor pep rally for Thundering Herd alumni, fans and friends. Festivities start at 6 p.m. at Charleston's Embassy Suites Hotel. This annual event is hosted by the Big Green Scholarship Foundation, the Marshall University Alumni Association, the Greater Kanawha Valley Alumni Club and the Charleston Quarterback Club. Event proceeds benefit the Big Green Scholarship Foundation and the Marshall University Alumni Association.

Marshall fans will get to meet President Stephen J. Kopp, football Coach Mark Snyder and other members of the university's coaching staff. The event begins with a pep rally and tailgate spread featuring entertainment by Marco and the cheerleading squad, as well as music from members of the Marshall University Marching Thunder. A formal program begins at 7:15 p.m.

"I always look forward to Paint the Capital City Green," Snyder said. "I hope that all Herd fans in Charleston will come out and support this great event."

For ticket information, call (304) 696-7138.

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