College football fans can celebrate the upcoming season at the annual Bell Center Tailgate Challenge Aug. 27 at noon at Sloss Furnaces.
The event supports the center’s early intervention programs.
Guests can sample tailgate food at team tents as well as barbecue provided by Jim ’N Nicks. The afternoon includes music, kid-friendly events and team rivalry.
Celebrity judges will be on hand to rate each team on most team spirit, best-tasting food and best all-around.
Team tent boosters are responsible for providing their own tailgate tents and team decorations. Each team will also provide a “taste” of tailgating food that may be prepared on site or before the event.
Tickets are $15; tickets for kids under 10 are $5. For sponsoring opportunities, hosting a booster tent, tickets or questions, call Kelly Peoples at 879-3417.