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Prowl and Growl: Tiger Trek 2009

We have all heard at some point in our lives, “just leave it to the professionals”. This year’s Prowl and Growl tour throughout South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia is taking that approach by bringing Don Munson on board to be the host of this year’s tour. Many of you have read about the format changes to this year’s Clemson tour. This new approach will be more exciting, more interactive and more informative as Don will bring his many years of experience working with Clemson to the table.

You know Don Munson whether you realize it not. He is the voice of the Tiger Tailgate Show each Saturday as he gives you all the information you need as you make your way to Clemson in the Fall. He is also the voice you hear on Tiger Calls with Coach Swinney, Coach Purnell and other coaches in the athletic department throughout the year on the Clemson Tiger Sports Network. Mr. Munson is also well known for his role in calling basketball games, men and women, and for being the voice for the Tigers baseball team on many occasions. It is his experience and his familiarity with all things Clemson that will prove to be a valuable asset to bringing excitement back to the spring meetings.

More importantly Don is excited and eager in this new role with IPTAY, the Clemson Alumni Association and the Clemson Fund. His enthusiasm was clear the first time we discussed this new format. His energy and willingness to interact with the crowd and pose questions to the coaches that will give you an insider’s look into Clemson Athletics will no-doubt be the highlight of your evening as opposed to the “stump” speeches of the past.

The new format will also include “chalk-talk” or WhiteBoard segments that will give coaches and opportunity to interact with you and give you the ins and outs of plays on the field or on the court. Even the placemats this year are interactive for the kids, or the kids in all of us, with a coloring section, a word find and Clemson trivia questions that will test your knowledge of your favorite school. Don’t worry the highlight videos are making the tour, as well, as we look back on all the excitement from this past football and basketball season.

Without a doubt our staff is excited about this year’s tour. Don Munson, Coach Purnell and Coach Swinney are excited about getting out to see the fans that support them throughout their seasons. With all of this excitement coming to you from Clemson you won’t want to miss your chance to Prowl and Growl with the Tigers this spring. Look at the dates provided and make plans today to attend the meeting closest to your hometown. Detailed ticket and contact information will be provided online at and in the Orange & White in the coming weeks.

April 14, 2009 – Rock Hill/Charlotte Area
Location: Baxter Hood Center
Time: 6:00 p.m. Dinner
Ticket Cost: $15 adults and $10 children (12 and under)

Ticket Reservation Contact:

Matt Watson: 803.517.0325

Kevin White: 704.560.3335

Keith Robbins: 803.323.2699

Lisa Hendrix: 803.909.2343

Steve McCrorey: 803.326.5040

Larry Wolfe: 803.285.4587 (Lancaster)

Jill Hamilton: 704.374.3407 (Charlotte)

Van Jones: 704.383.6787 (Charlotte)

Paige Parker: 704.650.7843 (Charlotte)

Deadline for Ticket Reservations: April 13, 2009
April 20, 2009 – Charleston
Location: Omar Shrine Temple, Patriot Blvd., Mt. Pleasant
Time: 5:00 p.m. Social and 6:00 p.m. Dinner
Ticket Cost: $25 adults and $15 children (12 and under)

Ticket Reservation Contact:

Al Byrd: 843.571.2246

Bob Wise: 843.571.4450

Charlotte Lemon: 843.884.0888 x. 115

Glenn Rickborn: 843.886.6376

Heather Byrd: 843.475.8717

Katie Whitman: 843.478.6961

Walter Jenkins: 843.864.6988

Tickets may be purchased online (this is the preferred method for purchasing tickets) at the club’s website: utilizing PayPal.

Personal checks may also be mailed to PO Box 21165, Charleston, SC 29413. Please make checks payable to the Charleston County Clemson Club.

Deadline for Ticket Reservations: April 15, 2009
April 23, 2009 – Florence Area
Location: Florence City-County Civic Center
Time: 6:00 p.m. Dinner
Ticket Cost: $20 adults and $15 children (15 and under)

Ticket Reservation Contact:

Charlie Grace: 843.346.2353 (Florence County)

Richard Liles: 843.661.2900 (Florence County)

Chappy Jones: 843.669.5000 (Florence County)

Tim Crouch: 843.229.7167 (Florence County)

Gerald Hicks: 843.493.2988 (Florence County)

Ken Folse: 843.409.0350 (Florence County)

Mike Richey: 843.229.9639 (Florence County)

Marvin Cockfield: 843.662.650 (Florence County)

Mark Avent: 843.479.2816 (Marlboro County)

Zan Tracy Pender: 803.905.5672 (Sumter County)

T.C. Atkinson: 843.423.8244 (Marion County)

Tommy Usher: 843.383.7278 (Darlington County)

Sam Drucker: 843.354.9582 (Williamsburg County)

Deadline for Ticket Reservations: April 20, 2009
April 29, 2009 – Raleigh
Location: The Mill Room at the Factory
Time: 6:00 p.m. Social, 6:30 p.m. Dinner
Ticket Cost: $16 adults and $8 children (8 and under)

Ticket Reservation Contact:

Andy and Nellie Mills: 919.362.6159

Curt Plyler: 919.782.8763

Pay online using PayPal at this website:

Deadline for Ticket Reservations: April 24, 2009
April 30, 2009 – Greenville Area
Location: St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Academy Street.
Time: 6:00 p.m. Dinner
Ticket Cost: $19 adults and $9 children

Ticket Reservation Contact:

Brian Casey: 864.331.9308

Nate Manning: 864.420.6319

Mr. Knickerbocker’s: Shops @ Greenridge, Greenville

Greenville First Bank: Verdae Drive, Greenville

Grand South Bank: Halton Road, Greenville

Palmetto Car Wash: Main Street, Mauldin

George Coleman Ford: Highway 25, Traveler’s Rest

Deadline for Ticket Reservations: None
May 5, 2009 – Aiken
Location: Aiken Jaycees Building
Time: 5:30 p.m. Social and 6:00 p.m. Dinner
Ticket Cost: $15 adults and children

Ticket Reservation Contact:

Bob Brooks: 803.441.4300

Rick Boyleston: 803.648.0284

Chalmers Carr: 803.685.5381

Sam O’Neal: 803.259.5678

Spooky Weeks: 803.649.5141

Bryan Young: 803.648.2672

Deadline for Ticket Reservations: April 30, 2009
May 7, 2009 – Lexington County/Midlands Area
Location: Lexington High School
Time: 5:30 p.m. Doors Open and 6:00 p.m. Dinner
Ticket Cost: $15 adults and $10 children (12 and under)

Ticket Reservation Contact:

Black’s Tire Service: 803.532.4819 (Batesburg)

Harold Witt: 803.568.2847 (Swansea)

Jimmy Lowman: 803.359.6361 (Lexington)

Parker’s of Lexington: 803.359.2843 (Lexington)

Lexington Party Shop: 803.359.4670 (Lexington)

Fred Carter: 803.794.5179 (West Columbia)

Jumper, Carter, Sease-Architects: 803.791.1020 (West Columbia)

AB&R Trophy: 803.791.0703 (West Columbia)

Irmo Trophy Co.: 803.791.0703 (West Columbia)

Steve Harmon: 803.772.9162 (Irmo)

Jimm Bull: 803.781.6060 (Irmo/Chapin)

Farm Bureau Insurance: 803.345.5756 (Chapin)

Parklane Seafood: 803.776.3673 (Columbia)

James Moss: 803.917.5598 (Columbia)

All Columbia area South Carolina Bank & Trusts

Deadline for Ticket Reservations: May 4, 2009
May 16, 2009 – Atlanta
Location: Banks of the Chattahoochee River (rain or shine event)
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Ticket Cost: Free for Atlanta Clemson Club members who RSVP in advance. All others can purchase tickets for $20. Children five and under are free.

Ticket Reservation Contact:

Members will receive information to reserve tickets via e-mail.
Tickets can be purchased online at

You can mail a check by May 1 to: Lauren Hoffman Atlanta Clemson Club – Prowl & Growl 2009 1710 Pine Ridge Drive Atlanta, GA 30324 *Please include check, name of guest(s), phone number, e-mail address and graduation year(s).

Deadline for Ticket Reservations: May 1,2009 ***Please bring blankets and chairs to sit on. Send questionsto***  May 26, 2009 – Grand StrandLocation: The Crown Reed Resort Conference CenterTime: 5:45 p.m. Social and 6:30 p.m. DinnerTicket Cost: $17.50 adults and $10 children

Ticket Reservation Contact:

Steve Hawley: 843.357.9090 (All Areas)

Jim Spann: 843.347.2220 (All Areas)

Chris Hawley: 843.455.0371 (Murrells Inlet, Garden City)

Liston Wells: 843.457.3004 (Murrells Inlet)

Jimmy Hammond: 843.385.0660 (Conway)

Glen Cox: 843.283.3215 (Georgetown County)

Rick Elliott: 843.249.1406 (North Myrtle Beach)

Kyle Hawley: 843.238.5125 (Surfside, Garden City)

Harvey Graham: 843.446.7272 (Loris & Longs)

Donald Helms: 843.248.2811 (Conway)

Laurence Bolchoz: 843.626.3546 (Myrtle Beach)

Mickey Greene: 843.333.1579 (North Myrtle Beach)

Deadline for Ticket Reservations: May 25, 2009at noon