Friday, August 31, 2012

Cedar Rapids Titans to Give Back During Grand Opening Weekend

The Cedar Rapids Titans announced details today about the grand opening celebration for the Eastern Iowa Sports Complex, the Hiawatha multi purpose sports complex the team announced earlier this month. The grand opening weekend will be in conjunction with the Titans 2nd annual coat drive. For the 2nd straight year the team will be partnering with the Salvation Army of Cedar Rapids to collect coats for families in need for the upcoming fall and winter. The coat drive/grand opening weekend will take place Friday, September 7th to Sunday, September 9th at the Eastern Iowa Sports Complex located at 1100 N 18th Avenue in Hiawatha. The drive will begin at 7:30am on Friday and continue throughout the weekend until 6:00pm on Sunday.
Grand opening celebration events will take place throughout the weekend including free mini golf for anyone making a donation on Friday at Titans mini golf. A teen dance presented by I107.1 for youth ages 14-19 will take place Friday evening beginning at 8pm. Admission is $3 with a Facebook RSVP and $5 at the door.
On Saturday an Iowa/Iowa State post game party will be held for all ages presented by Fleck Sales. The party will feature food & drink specials and live music throughout the night. Torchlight Parade takes the Miller Lite stage at 6pm with Greenbrier performing at 8pm. The fun kicks off at 5pm with giveaways throughout the night.
The grand opening weekend concludes Sunday from 11am-6pm with the 104.5 KDAT Family Day. Activities for the entire family will be on hand including inflatable's, games, facepainting, and live entertainment including a performance by the Titan Dolls. Food & beverages will also be available. Titans players will be on hand to sign autographs throughout the day.
New or lightly used coats of any size and style will be accepted. Coats collected will be donated and distributed by the Salvation Army. The team will have a convenient drive-up service for those dropping off coats.
"We could not be more excited about this year's coat drive," said Chris Kokalis, Titans & Eastern Iowa Sports Complex co-owner and general manager. "We exceeded our goal last year collecting over 250 coats and this year are shooting for 400. We are also excited about showcasing our community based facility and celebrating the kickoff of the football season."
Titans Mini Golf will be open all weekend long throughout the event. All events are open to the public.
Local businesses are also encouraged to participate and the Titans will have someone come to that business to collect the coats the day of the coat drive. To have your business participate or for more information about the event call the Titans office at 319-730-6301 or visit

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