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Founders Day celebration includes McCain concert

September 3, 2004

To kick off its 50th anniversary festivities, Coastal Carolina University has expanded its annual Founders Day to a two-day celebration, Sept. 19-20, highlighted by an Edwin McCain concert on Sunday, Sept. 19, the first-ever concert in Brooks Stadium.

Coastals 2004 Founders Day honorees are three institutions that were instrumental in CCUs creation and development Horry County Schools, the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina.

Founders Day 2004 events include:

Sunday, Sept. 19

The Music of Silvard, a piano concert featuring Coastal alumnus and international recording Artist Silvard Kool, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19, in Edwards Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Rocker Edwin McCain will perform in concert at 8:30 p.m. at Brooks Stadium. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for faculty and staff and free for CCU students with ID. In case of rain, the concert will be canceled and money refunded. Call the Wheelwright Box Office at 349-2502.

Monday, Sept. 20

Founders' Day Picnic for students, faculty and staff. Begins at 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Spadoni Park, featuring music by Pop 101 band at noon.

The Founders Day Convocation, set for 4 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium, will honor three institutions that played major roles in the founding and growth of Coastal Horry County Schools, the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina.

Immediately following the convocation, the dedication ceremony and reception for the new Graham Family Bell Tower will be held at Spadoni Park, with the placement of the 50th anniversary time capsule, to be opened at the 100th anniversary in 2054.

For more information on Founders Day, call the Office of Marketing Communications at 349-2015.