Special to HNN Provided by Marshall University, by Jeff Beck, Guest Film Critic

CHARLESTON – The 14th annual Paint the Capital City Green celebration coming to Charleston Embassy Suites on Thursday, Aug. 18, is a sellout.

Thundering Herd fans with advance only tickets will hear from Doc Holliday, Marshall University’s head football coach, athletic director Mike Hamrick and President Stephen J. Kopp as well as key members of this year’s team as they talk about the future of Marshall University football. Fans will also enjoy a pep rally atmosphere that includes a tailgate spread, entertainment by mascot Marco, the cheerleading squad, dance team and members of the Marshall University Marching Thunder. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and the formal program begins at 7 p.m.

The event, presented by Friends of Coal, is the nation’s largest indoor pep rally for Thundering Herd alumni, fans and friends. Paint the Capital City Green is hosted by the Big Green Scholarship Foundation, the Marshall University Alumni Association, the Greater Kanawha Valley Alumni Club and the Charleston Quarterback Club. Event proceeds benefit the Big Green Scholarship Foundation and the Marshall University Alumni Association.