The Swan Lake Heath Pavilion was flooded with orange and purple and tiger paws Thursday evening as the Sumter Clemson Club held a send-off party for incoming Tiger Town freshmen from Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties.
About 80 students were …
This item is available in full to subscribers
Click here to log in
If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.
If you aren't yet a subscriber,
click here to start a new subscription.
You also have the option of purchasing 24 hours of website access, for just 99 cents. *
Click here to continue.
* Full access is available from time of purchase through 11:59pm the following day
About 80 students were accepted to the university this year from the tri-country region, according to Ben Griffith, a Clemson alumnus and organizer of the event. A handful of high-ranking administration members from the university attended to tell the school's newest students about opportunities for involvement.
"It's been a long time since I've seen this much orange in one place, certainly in Sumter," he said.
The event was also an opportunity to get alumni and area residents who are Clemson fans together and excited for the upcoming football season.
Sumter used to have a Clemson Club for alumni, as schools throughout the nation do, but Griffith said there hasn't been one in a while.
"It's been a long time since we've done anything like this," he said.
Attendees were offered home-cooked barbecue and burgers before they got to eat Clemson cake and ice cream.
More Articles to Read