Nigel Bowden and other Commodores sign autographs at Dore Jam.
July 24, 2014
Dore Jam, which annually attracts thousands of Commodore fans to campus for an afternoon of autographs, photographs and family fun, will be held this summer for the first time in Vanderbilt's Indoor Multipurpose Facility.
The program's official Fan Day activity is scheduled Sunday, August 10, from 2-4 p.m.
For the last decade, the popular free Dore Jam has been staged outdoors at the team's practice fields.
Vanderbilt's entire football roster will join head coach Derek Mason and the Commodore coaching staff at Dore Jam, which offers fans a chance to greet their favorite student-athletes, while getting autographs from both players and coaches. The event also features inflatable activities and interactive games for kids, along with free hot dogs and drinks while supplies last.
"Dore Jam is our annual kickoff to the football season and we are excited for fans to get a chance to meet Coach Mason and the rest of the Commodore team," Vanderbilt Assistant Marketing Director Allison Bradley said. "By moving the event to the new multipurpose facility we think fans will enjoy getting a chance to see our newest facility up close and personal."
New football posters designed for the event will be distributed free of charge at the entrance of Dore Jam.
The new Indoor Practice Facility, which is used by the Commodore football team and other varsity programs as well as the university community, opened last November next to the Vanderbilt Recreation Center.
Free parking for the event is available in the Vanderbilt Medical Center surface lots located across Natchez Trace from the Vanderbilt Track & Field Complex.