Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Already plans taking shape for Fall - Taste of Coker

One of the double edged swords of small colleges is the need for solid athletic programs and the continuing challenge of funding solid athletic programs. One of the many hats that coaches wear is that of fund raiser; one of the things that makes them good prospects for good development jobs in higher education. About four years Tim Griggs, Athletic Director for Coker, came up with the idea of the Taste of Coker as one of the fund raisers/community involvement activities. It has turned into an event recognized by the NCAA for its novelty and by the Hartsville community for its fun and food. The following article was prepared by the Sports Information Director at Coker and does a good job of getting into the details. If you are interested, they would love for your participation as a cook, sponsor or just a ticketed visitor to the Taste.

4th Annual Taste of Coker Set for September 24
by Christian Stryker, SID Coker College

Hartsville, S.C. - The 4th Annual Taste of Coker date has been set! The Coker College Athletic Department will once again open their doors and their grills on Thursday, September 24, 2009. In just its fourth year in existence, the Taste of Coker has become a local favorite of the Hartsville and surrounding communities.

Last year more than 700 people turned out to sample the goodies of more than 35 local chefs, while participating in activities with Coker athletes, listening to music and watching some live entertainment from the Coker dance and cheerleading teams.

The fourth installment of the Taste of Coker promises to be just as exciting as the previous three, with more food, more fun and even more interactive entertainment planned for the whole family to enjoy.

Tickets to the 4th Annual Taste of Coker go on sale August 1, 2009, at the Coker Athletics Office. Business or individuals interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Christian Stryker at 843-383-8068 or For all other information on the 4th Annual Taste of Coker contact the Coker Athletics Office at 843-383-8073.

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