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Like Food...Then Take the SWOSU Tailgate Challenge

September 16, 2011

SWOSU Tailgate Challenge 

Area residents have the chance to win big money this fall for just enjoying food!

The SWOSU Tailgate Challenge is taking place at every SWOSU home football game this fall and area residents/businesses are invited to participate in the challenge that has a different theme each game.

Chad Martin, director of SWOSU Residence Life and the sponsor for the challenge, said the event is held on the west side of Fast Lane Field in the Code Blue Party Pit. Entry fees are $25 each week and all entry fees are returned in prize money to the first and second place finishers. Points are awarded to all contestants according to where they placed and these points carry over each week that they participate.

At the end of the season, the contestant with the most points will win a $500 grand prize from Residence Life.

Participants will submit their best grilled dishes, adhering to the appropriate theme for that week. Themes for the rest of the season are:

  • September 24            Fight of the Finger Foods
  • October 8                    King of the Grill
  • October 15                  South Western Smoke Off
  • November 5                Duke’s Chili Challenge

A cooks meeting is held three hours prior to the cook off each week. Martin said organizers prefer that contestants enter at the Residence Life Office by 5 p.m. on the Friday before each game. However, onsite registration can be done if space permits. For additional information, please call SWOSU Residence Life at (580) 774-3024.

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