Annual football jamboree set Aug. 16

Jul. 09, 2013 @ 11:51 PM

The fifth annual Smoky Mountain Kick-Off Jamboree will be held starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Sevier County High School.

Participating teams will include the Sevier County High, Seymour, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg-Pittman and Northview Academy. The order of competition:

  • Seymour /SCHS freshmen
  • Northview/Pigeon Forge freshmen
  • Northview/GP freshmen
  • GP/Seymour junior varsity
  • SCHS/Pigeon Forge JV
  • Halftime competitions
  • GP/Seymour varsity
  • SCHS/Pigeon Forge varsity

The jamboree gives area high school football fans an opportunity to watch the county’s teams in action as they prepare for the season.

Cheerleaders will perform and sell souvenir programs featuring all teams.

Prior to kick-off, the high school bands will jointly perform “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Admission is $5 with no admission charge for preschoolers. Advanced tickets are available at all five high schools. All proceeds will help to offset the cost of catastrophic insurance coverage for athletic programs.

Corporate sponsors include the cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg; Sevier County; Tennessee Orthopedic Clinic; Barnes Insurance Agency; and Knoxville Coca-Cola.

For questions about the event, contact Mike Helton at 453-4671.