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Mountaineers Kick Off 2012 Football Season With Annual Fan Fest Tomorrow, Featuring Band NeedToBreathe

By Greg Hince Aug. 17, 2012. Appalachian State will hold its annual football Fan Fest tomorrow, Saturday Aug. 18 at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The event, sponsored by Carolina West Wireless, will feature southern rock band NeedToBreathe and will be the last chance for fans to watch the Mountaineers scrimmage before they begin real action, Sept. 1 at noon against East Carolina. Mountaineer players and coaches will sign autographs and take pictures with fan during the Fan Fest. Players will also lead on-field football drills, and Appalachian cheerleaders will paint game faces. Inflatable rides will be available for young fans to enjoy. “This is the real kickoff to our football season,” Samantha Stevens, Assistant Athletics Director of Marketing and Licensing at Appalachian State said. “This is when we see all the faithful come out.” The event is an annual highlight for the Appalachian State athletics program. With the influx of students arriving and returning to Appalachian, Fan Fest is a great way to acquaint students with the football program that has brought the school so much notoriety in the past few years. “This really is the last chance to see the team before they begin the new season,” Stevens said. Fan …

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