UNION — The Union County Clemson Club will host its annual kick-off event on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Veteran’s Memorial Park. This year’s event will be open only to club members. Doors for the event will open at 5 p.m., with a free dinner at 6 p.m. catered by Dairi-O. Don Munson, radio voice of the Clemson Tigers, will be the guest speaker. The event will conclude with a raffle featuring a tailgate package.
Dues for the year are $25 per family and will be due on Wednesday, Aug. 15, as changes at Clemson mean the club’s fiscal year now runs from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. The club also requests those wishing to attend the kick-off event to commit by August 15. Checks should be made out to the “Union County Clemson Club,” and can be mailed to PO Box 54, Union, SC 29379. Those needing to pay in cash can deliver the money to Rozelle Bramlett at the Union County Museum on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Don Munson began working with Clemson in 1994 as a part of the pregame, half time, and postgame shows. In 2003, he began handling women’s basketball and baseball broadcasts as play-by-play announcer, and took over as play-by-play announcer for Clemson football in 2014.
The Union County Clemson Club annually hosts two major events, a kickoff event in August and a chicken roast in November leading up to the annual football game between Clemson and South Carolina. Each year, two Union County students who will attend Clemson as freshmen receive a scholarship from the club, allowing them to further their education and join the Clemson family. The club is open to all Clemson students, alumni, fans, and friends in the Union area. Annual club dues are $25 which cover all Tigers in the household, with dues supporting the activities of the club, specifically scholarships.
For more information, contact club president Virgil Childers at 864-251-0094.