- Date: Thursday, May 16
- Time: 4:30 – 8:30 pm
- Where: North Campus, University of Georgia
- Who: Team members, court artists, and coaches
- Cost: Included in All-Access Pass
Welcome South, brother! We are excited to kick off the weekend and welcome all of the teams to Athens with a college football tailgate on the campus of the University of Georgia.
This season, Nationals will be on a college campus and we want to take advantage of the opportunity. Before the Pin Exchange Tailgate, all students will gather on UGA’s North Campus and set off for either the Theatre Department, Art School, or Law School, where UGA professors and graduate students will lead the groups through a mini-class or workshop.
Students will choose which direction they want to go during on-line team registration. Choices do not have to align with the students’ roles in the competition trials, so feel free to attend either session of your choice!
Law School: Students will divide into classrooms and have the opportunity to go through a Socratic seminar led by a professor from the UGA School of Law.
Department of Theatre and Film Studies: Students will attend a workshop with theater department professors and graduate students.
Lamar Dodd School of Art: The Courtroom Artist contestants will have a chance to work with UGA art instructors.
After class, it’s time to get ready for the weekend!
After the sessions conclude, everyone will meet at Herty Field for the Athens2019 Pin Exchange and Tailgate. Here in the South, most everyone identifies with “their school” and follows their team on the field. Tailgating is a big tradition on Saturdays in the fall, and we want to share that experience with you!
To show your state’s pride and identity, we are asking that teams wear something from a college or university from their home state. Coordinate as a team or support your favorite state school. This is the tailgate to the big game(s) this weekend and we want you to show your state pride and get fired up!
Dinner will be served by Zaxby’s, a major sponsor for the Athens2019 weekend, with a menu of their famous chicken fingers, homestyle chips, Texas toast, and side salads. Vegetarian options will be available as well.
Make sure to bring something to exchange with other states and challenge your teammates to various classic tailgating yard games.