UNION — A former Union High School and Clemson University football player along with the “Voice of the Clemson Tigers” will be part of this year’s Clemson Club Kick-Off in Union County.
In a statement released Thursday, Young Alumni Chair Ben Loftis announced that the Union County Clemson Club will host its annual Kick-Off Event on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at Veterans Park. He stated that doors will open at 5 p.m., with dinner beginning at 6 p.m. and that the evening will include a program featuring former Union and Clemson defensive lineman Rashaad Jackson and the Voice of the Clemson Tigers Don Munson.
Loftis stated that admission is free to all Clemson Club members. He added that club membership is available to all Clemson supporters, regardless of alumni status, for $25 per household.
The event will also feature a raffle with Clemson-related prizes including a tailgate package, tickets to a home football game, and a souvenir item from Clemson Variety and Frame.
Rashaad Jackson had a distinguished career at Union High School, capped off with a senior season in which he accumulated 132 tackles, including 42 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. He participated in the 2003 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas before entering Clemson as a member of the 2004 recruiting class. Jackson redshirted in 2004, but went on to play in 43 games and amassing 91 tackles including 20 tackles for loss and five sacks.
Don Munson began working with Clemson in 1994 as a part of the pregame, half time, and post game shows. In 2003, he began handling women’s basketball and baseball broadcasts as play-by-play announcer. In 2014, he served as play-by-play announcer for Clemson football.
Annual membership in the Union County Clemson Club is $25 per family. Membership is open to all supporters of Clemson athletics.
The goal of the Clemson Club is to award academic scholarships to deserving students who will be attending Clemson.
Dues can be mailed to the club at: UCCC PO Box 54, Union, SC 29379.
For more information about the club or the event, contact club president Virgil Childers at (864) 251-0094.