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Double Dare Day hosted by Marc Summers at CCU

March 27, 2008

Marc Summers, star of the hit 1990s Nickelodeon game show "Double Dare," will host Double Dare Day on Friday, March 28 at noon on the Prince Lawn at Coastal Carolina University. The event, sponsored by the CCU Communication and Journalism Club, is free and open to the public.

Summers will also give a talk about his career in television on Thursday, March 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Robin W. and Thomas W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

At Friday's Double Dare Day event, Summers will stage a mock version of the popular game show "Double Dare." Raffle tickets for the opportunity to compete in the game are now being sold on campus. Tickets are $1 for one ticket and $5 for 10 tickets. Contestants will compete for prizes donated from local businesses.

At the event, Coastal's Communication and Journalism Club will award Summers with its first Peach Cobbler Award for his accomplishments in the field of communications. The award is modeled after Harvard's Hasty Pudding Award.

"Double Dare" ran on Nickelodeon from 1986 to 1993. Teams competed for vacations and cash prizes in messy challenges usually involving "slime." Many spin-offs arose from "Double Dare" including: "Family Double Dare," "Super Sloppy Double Dare," "All Star Double Dare" and "Double Dare 2000."

Summers is the host of Food Network's "Unwrapped," "Trivia Unwrapped" and "The Next Food Network Star." He is a spokesperson for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and co-author of "Everything in Its Place."

For more information, call the Communication and Journalism Club adviser, Lee Bollinger at 349-2748.