Wow, what a super busy and exciting week as Vanderbilt focuses upon its Gaylord Hotel Music City Bowl preparation! Specialists from every corner of the University are pitching in to help sell tickets, promote the fun and unite alumni and friends during this special week. It's a massive effort and it's just gaining momentum.
Very soon you are going to see announcements for special events surrounding the big game, Commodore parties that will enhance the bowl's own agenda.
The enthusiasm has quickly spread beyond our campus borders. Town and Gown are promoting ticket sales - notice that's the second time I've mentioned that and it's for a reason! We are probably at about 8,500 tickets from our block of 14,000 when adding team and marching band needs into the mix. I just heard that rumor on the street that we've sold a thousand or two tickets - totally false. We want to help make the bowl a success and to do that we need you!
There's a very cool "Hatch Show Print" type poster that we'll be busy putting in area businesses this weekend. If you see one, thank the store manager for displaying it.
We've sent several hundred thousand email alerts to a wide variety of lists. Because of the tight sales timetable, most of the sales have been on-line. You might want to teach Grandpa how to use the internet and order on-line because this is the way of the future if not the present.