The TKP tailgate turns five this Saturday. The 2018 edition is on the books ahead of Hokies' showdown against the Fighting Irish. Since its inception the tailgate has been an excuse to party, meet other Hokies and TKPers, plus raise money to benefit a great cause — the Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley. The WRC's charge is to provide free and confidential services for sexual and domestic violence victims in the New River Valley.
As a group last year TKPers raised $959. That's impressive, but the goal this year is to shatter quadruple digits.
We're setting up shop in Lot 18. The same location as previous years — the corner by the guard rail and the creek. Look to the sky for the TKP flag flying. Or check out this handy map.
Some grilled food will be provided, but it's bound to run out. If you're planning on staying for a while, please bring something to contribute and share; whether that's food, snacks, drinks, or tailgating supplies (chairs, trash bags, plastic cups, cornhole, side tables, plasticware, etc...). The festivities begin at noon, and will wrap up around 6:30 PM. Expect a fully dipped time that may or may not include a piñata. Please drop a note in the comments if you plan on attending and what you're bringing.
Most importantly, it's not just a banging party, but a charity event. If you plan to come by at all, even to say hello for a minute, you must bring $5 or more in cash or gift cards (Kroger or Wal-Mart preferred). That bumps to $10 if you have a real world job. Contributions will benefit the WRC. The Women's Resource Center is a federally recognized 501(c)3 and Tammy Pennington (finance AT wrcnrv [DOT] org) would be happy to provide whatever written tax documentation is requested.
*For full disclosure, The Key Play is not associated with The Women's Resource Center. Your donations will be made directly to The Women's Resource Center and won't pass through The Key Play \ Orange and Maroon Media, LLC.
Please tailgate responsibly.