Bill Dooley College Pigskin Preview set for July 24

07/04/2014 12:00 AM

07/03/2014 4:15 PM

The 12th Annual Bill Dooley Chapter Pigskin Preview, the unofficial kickoff to the upcoming college football season, is set for July 24 at the Embassy Suites in Cary.

This year's panel of head coaches will include Duke's David Cutcliffe, East Carolina's Ruffin McNeil, N.C. Central's first-year head coach Jerry Mack, N.C. State's Dave Doeren and Larry Fedora of the University of North Carolina. The coaches will discuss their thoughts on the 2013 season and what’s coming up in 2014.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to bid on items from each university. All proceeds from the event and the auction of autographed items following lunch will go to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame scholarship program.

The scholarship program benefits high school seniors, not all of whom will play college ball, as well as college players heading to graduate school.

The NFF’s Triangle East / Bill Dooley Chapter, named for the former head coach at North Carolina, is the third largest in the National Football Foundation.

Last year, a record crowd of 420 attended the luncheon. Organizers are hoping to top 500 this year.

Same-day registration begins at noon on July 24 at the Embassy Suites on 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd., just off Harrison Ave. in Cary. You may register in advance online at Individual tickets ($60) are available, as well as company tables ($600) and event sponsorships ($1,000, $1,500).

For additional information contact Erich Horner at the Greater Raleigh Sports Council at 919-664-7070 or Don Shea at 919-612-0444.

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