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VU Employee Tailgate - Volunteers needed

Saturday, September 16, 2017,

  • Location: Recreation Field #2 at Vanderbilt University

Employee Tailgate 2017 Volunteers - We need you!!

The VU and VUMC Employee Tailgate is a beloved Vanderbilt tradition that annually brings together VU & VUMC employees and their families for an afternoon of food, fun and games before a home football game.  We are seeking individuals to volunteer who have smiling faces, friendly personalities, and like to have fun!  We need approximately 20 volunteers to work in the following areas:

  • Set up – Volunteers needed to help set up the event area - 4 people (1pm-4pm)
  • Gates – Volunteers needed to check ID’s at the Entrance - 4 people (3pm-6pm)
  • Ticket Distribution – Volunteers needed to distribute tickets - 6 people (3pm-6pm)
  • Kids Zone– Volunteers needed for help with activities & inflatables - 2 people (3pm-6pm)
  • Photos – Volunteers needed to take photos at the Selfie Station - 2 people (3:15pm-6:15pm)
  • Break down - Volunteers needed to break down after the event – 2 people (5pm-8pm)

The event is Saturday, Sept. 16 starting from 3:30pm-6pm; football game with Kansas State will kick-off at 6:30 pm.  Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes BEFORE your shift starts.  You may work with a spouse/partner, just let me know when you respond.


This is a really fun event and we will make sure to give you breaks you so that you can also enjoy some great BBQ with your family.

If you would like to help, please let me know the shift(s) you are available and the position you would like to work.

Thanks so much and Go Dores

Scotty Glasgow



More information about the event:

Vanderbilt employees and their families are invited to an exclusive pre-game tailgate on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 3:30 p.m. and the Vanderbilt vs. Kansas State football game to follow at 6:30 p.m. The annual Vanderbilt University Employee Tailgate will be held at Recreation Field #2 and will feature food, games, music and fun. A Vanderbilt University ID is required for admission.

Online ticket registration for the football game and pre-game tailgate party will begin on Aug. 29. The online form will be published on the Tailgate 2017 website on Aug. 29. Tickets are free to university employees and their families but must be reserved in advance. There are a limited number of tickets available, and each employee may reserve up to four tickets.  Please register in advance even if you plan to go the pre-game tailgate party only.

Football tickets will be available for pickup at the pre-game tailgate event only on the day of the event, Sept. 16; there is no early pickup. Employees must present a Vanderbilt University ID to receive tickets. Any reserved tickets not claimed by 6:05 p.m. on Sept. 16 will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6:05 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Vanderbilt University Employees are encouraged to show their black and gold to receive a free ticket. Free tickets won’t be given to anyone wearing purple and white or the Kansas State University logo.

All game attendees, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the stadium. Please follow the new SEC clear bag policy at vucommodores.com/clearbag.  Free parking for the event will be available in the West Garage on Children’s Way. There will be no parking adjacent to the field.