We had a lot of fun at the Tennessee Aquarium last night. The NCAA and the Greater Chattanooga Sports & Events Committee hosted a reception to welcome the student-athletes and coaches to Chattanooga. The University of Montana and Villanova University are the two FCS teams in the Division I Football Championship game this Friday night. Joining the student-athletes for this reception were children from the Bethel Bible Village and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chattanooga. The children received footballs and pens to collect autographs. They also got an official game coin. All of the kids seemed to really enjoy interacting with the players. And it was fun to hear them acting as unofficial tour guides, sharing their knowledge of their favorite animals like huge catfish and toothy sharks.
Volunteer divers Bill Hall and Mary Clor entertained the guests by donning team jerseys, passing an underwater "football" and tackling each other.
Best of luck to both teams!
Fans can save money on Aquarium admission this weekend: www.tnaqua.org
Tickets are still available for the Championship Game: www.tickettracks.com