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Hattiesburg City Council Proclaims Sept. 15 Fill It To The Top Day

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Southern Miss Director of Athletics Jeff Hammond, Golden Eagle mascot Seymour and Southern Miss cheerleaders accept a proclamation from the City of Hattiesburg declaring Sept. 15 as "Fill it to the Top Day" in Hattiesburg. (Photo courtesy of Southern Miss Athletics)

Members of the Hattiesburg City Council passed a resolution on Tuesday, Sept. 4 declaring Sept. 15 as "Fill it to the Top Day" to coincide with The University of Southern Mississippi’s home-opening football game of the 2012 season.

City officials presented the proclamation to Southern Miss Athletics Director Jeff Hammond and other University representatives during a special ceremony at City Hall. The Golden Eagles open the home portion of the new season at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 against Conference USA rival East Carolina.

In the months leading up to the 2012 season, the Southern Miss Athletics Department launched a “Fill it to the Top” campaign for the home opener at M.M. Roberts Stadium. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 601.266.5017.