The phone at the Southern Heritage Classic office is ringing off the hook. Edith and Bonnie are fielding most of the questions. As always, Pat is here handling ticket sales. Ms. Louise is in the office taking care of business concerning credentials and the suites. Joe is also here. He’s working on vendors and details for the Gladys Knight concert.
Parking seems to be one of the major topics of today. The rest of the passes are here and who parks where had to be determined. Fred and Maxine got together and worked that out. It’s important that sponsors, vendors and other VIPS have spaces that allow them easy access to the venue. Fred is also working on details of the game for FOX SportSouth. The script has to be finalized for the taping. Phone calls to sponsors who haven’t brought their banners to the office yet are made personally by Fred. They are being put up in the Stadium soon so it is imperative that we have them in hand. He’s having a crisis with one of the schools that can’t find their all access and parking passes that were already sent. He’s also dealing with other things that baffle me like where the PowerAid drink and PowerAid powder for the teams and the bands should be stored. Last year, it disappeared. We certainly don’t want that to happen again. I didn’t even know that PowerAid made a powder!
Time must still be spent with the media. Interviews with the Commercial Appeal, the Memphis Business Journal and Local 24 television station were completed. The one by the Commercial Appeal has already been posted on their website. The others should be airing/published soon. The details are important and the little things can drive you crazy.
Fred is frustrated and he’s trying really hard not to cuss. He said it’s because there are so many women in the office and he wants to be respectful. His favorite restaurant, Stein’s, is open today. Maybe he’ll feel better after he eats his veggies. I need these great northerns to be really great today.
Southern Heritage Classic t-shirts went on sale today at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. They will be on sale from now until Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturday they go on sale beginning at 9 a.m. They are $20 for one and $15 each if you buy two.
During the Classic Parade on Saturday, Miss D (Dianna Williams) and the Dancing Dolls will be performing. They are the stars of Lifetime’s hit dance reality show “Bring It!” Miss D is a proud JSU alumnus and a supporter of the Southern Heritage Classic. She will be in town to support her team.
Fred Jones Quote of the Day:
I don’t get mad about racism anymore. I’ve learned to take pride in my own accomplishments and make things happen for myself.
About the Blogger: Jae Henderson is a native Memphian. She works as a freelance marketing and PR professional, journalist, blogger, book author and just became the newest addition to the Southern Heritage Classic team. She’ll be giving the inside scoop and sharing all Fred’s business until the big game. Go Tigers!