Soccer to Visit Local Elementary School; Sign Autographs
BATON ROUGE — The LSU soccer team will hold three autograph sessions and make an appearance at a local elementary school this week to continue its outreach to local youths and generate support and interest for two critical conference matches at home this weekend.
The Tigers will sign autographs and hand out various giveaways to local youth soccer players at Independence Park on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in their first stop of the week. Members of the team will join members of the softball team in helping make posters for a drug-free rally at Polk Elementary School on Oct. 17 from 8:15-9:30 a.m.
The team will make two appearances on Saturday, Oct. 18. The Tigers will be at the YMCA on Perkins Rd. from 11 a.m.-Noon and then at Burbank Park from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
LSU (8-4-1, 1-3 Southeastern Conference) will play host to both Georgia and Tennessee this weekend at the LSU Soccer Complex, as the Tigers face the two teams for the first time since the 2001 season.
The match versus Georgia is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday night and is being dubbed “Cram the Complex” by the LSU Marketing and Promotions department, which features $2 admission for all fans. Prizes such as TV’s and DVD’s will be given away.
Sunday’s match versus the defending SEC Tournament champion Volunteers of Tennessee will begin at 2 p.m. and is Club Soccer Day, which features $1 admission for all club soccer teams. Sunday is also another “Soccer Mom Sundays”, in which moms can qualify for a chance to win an SUV or mini van that will be given away at the end of the season.