Monday, September 10, 2012

Game Days at Carolina

Today we welcome Kelsey Pan to the blog. Kelsey is one of our admissions ambassadors who also serves as a football ambassador, introducing prospective athletes to Carolina. She got to attend the opening game against Elon last week, and shared these great photos and thoughts of her experiences so far as a football ambassador.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to the game of football. Yet gameday Saturdays are still without a doubt one of the highlights of my week. Carolina football is so much more than just watching our incredibly athletic peers score touchdown after touchdown; it is seeing all of Kenan Stadium covered in a sea of Carolina blue, arriving an hour before kickoff to secure a spot by the tunnel, melting under the 90-degree sun with our closest friends, savoring every last drop of chilled water, and seeing alumni of all ages return with their everlasting Tar Heel pride.

As a Football and Admissions Ambassador, I hope to not only introduce prospective athletes to our prestigious football program (and excellent food) during tours of the Kenan Football Center, but also to express the greatness of the University that those jerseys represent. No matter what students choose to do in their free time, be it football, marching band, research, or a capella, they are first and foremost Carolina students. And a university as great as UNC-Chapel Hill makes it possible for all students to pursue their widely different interests while still being crucial pieces of the larger Tar Heel family. Whether you're on the field as a part of the team or cheering from the stands, we are all a part of Carolina and that's what game days are truly about.

--Kelsey Pan