July 21, 2009
The football game between Clemson and the University of South Carolina, to be played in Columbia on November 28, 2009, will mark the 50th anniversary of the last Big Thursday game between the two schools. Until the 1960 game, Clemson and Carolina always met in Columbia on a Thursday afternoon in October, during State Fair holidays. The 1960 game was the first between the two rivals to be played on a home/away basis and was played at Death Valley in Clemson on November 12, 1960.
Plans are being made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the last Big Thursday game at a dinner at Seawell’s Restaurant at the State Fair Grounds in Columbia on Friday evening, November 27, 2009. Festivities will start with a reception at 5:30 PM, followed by a dinner at 7:00 PM. Seawell’s will prepare and serve a very nice buffet, followed by a program in which representatives of Clemson and Carolina will participate. Cost of the event is $30 per person.
Anyone who participated in any of the Big Thursday games is invited to attend, including team members, coaches, managers, trainers, cheer leaders, etc., as well as family members.
Those interested in attending or who have questions are asked to contact Charlie Bussey of the Tiger Letterwinners Association as follows:
Charlie Bussey 864-656-2979 (office)firstname.lastname@example.org (email)
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