Wednesday, August 28, 2013

49ers smoke the competition in grillfest

By Jenny Matz

Last Saturday, UNC Charlotte competed alongside UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, NC State, Wake Forest, UNC Wilmington, East Carolina University, Appalachian State, the University of South Carolina and the University of Tennessee in “Grill University,” sponsored by The Southern Ideal Home Show. 

49ers faithful  at the Grill University event on Aug. 24.
From August 23-25, at the Charlotte Merchandise Mart, schools went head to head in a grilling and tailgate showdown to determine the best of the best.

Over 100 proud 49er fans showed up in their green and gold to cheer the UNC Charlotte team. Even Norm and “The Normbulance” lent support by coming out and whipping up the crowd. UNC Charlotte did a full sweep, winning all categories: Taste, Team spirit, Flair, Creativity and Originality, and Best of Show.

Way to go Niners! Bring that grill technique to tailgating at 49ers football this fall.

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Jenny Matz is assistant director of community affairs at UNC Charlotte.

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