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Flames Nation Tour with Gill Coming to Norfolk and Charlotte
Liberty Head Football Coach Turner Gill and the Flames Nation Tour will travel to the Norfolk and Charlotte areas during the month of May. The fan event gives Flames Nation an early opportunity to meet with its head football coach before Liberty travels to the same locations later during the upcoming 2013 football season.
The Flames Nation Tour, sponsored and started last year by the Flames Club, targets large concentrated areas of Flames Nation – Liberty alumni, online students, prospective students, donors and fans – giving them a chance to meet and hear from their head football coach in a reception-style setting.
The Flames Nation Tour had a successful inaugural event last May in Atlanta and is expected to grow to more than two events in 2014.
Working in conjunction with Liberty's Alumni Relations and LUO/Student Recruitment offices, the Flames Club will host Flames Nation Tour stops in Norfolk, Va., on May 6 and Charlotte, N.C., on May 20.
The Norfolk event will be at the Hilton Norfolk Airport, while the Charlotte event will take place at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport. Both events start at 7 p.m. Attendees will enjoy a selection of heavy hors d'oeuvres and an extended time of fellowship with Gill and other Liberty staff members.
Tickets for the event are $12 for an adult, $6 for children age 6-12, while children under the age of six are free of charge. A $10 rate per person is available for groups of 10 or more individuals.
The deadline to purchase tickets for the Norfolk event is May 1, while ticket sales for the Charlotte event will close on May 15.
Coach Gill and the Flames will return to both areas later in the year as part of their 12-game 2013 schedule.
Liberty will face upcoming Conference USA member Old Dominion in Norfolk on Oct. 5. The Flames will continue their quest for a sixth Big South title in the last seven seasons, when they face Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs, N.C. (50 miles outside of Charlotte) on Oct. 26.
For more information about the Flames Nation Tour, please contact the Flames Club office at (434) 582-2582 or by email at FlamesClub@liberty.edu.