Whitney Holzer, Co-Owner of Palmetto Moon, announced that the company hosted its first ever Rivalry Rumble viewing party for the Clemson University vs. University of South Carolina football game on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Charleston Hippodrome Widescreen Cinema. Hundreds of football fans watched the game on the 75-foot-widescreen with free food provided by Sticky Fingers. Clemson and Carolina fans raised nearly $700 during a fan face-off benefitting Pattison’s Academy, an organization committed to helping children of the Lowcountry with disabilities. Palmetto Moon matched the proceeds and donated a total $1,400 to the charitable organization.
The Rivalry Rumble crowd was filled with Palmetto Moon winners from several contests that the company held prior to the game. Winners were determined through a Palmetto Moon Facebook contest, where Clemson and Carolina fans uploaded photos that represented why they were diehard fans. Palmetto Moon also partnered with 105.5 The Bridge and WCBD News Channel 2, which held on-air television and radio contests. The company also awarded some winners with party packs to include groups ranging from four to twelve people.
Palmetto Moon also put together prize tables full of Clemson and Carolina merchandise from the store, and one lucky fan won a customized kegerator at the in-store drawing. Guests may now redeem the event’s wristbands to receive a prize at any Palmetto Moon location. Sticky Fingers provided a full menu including barbecue sliders, wings, Savannah dip, barbecue meatballs, baked beans, cole slaw and sweet tea.
Along with winning the game on Saturday, South Carolina fans won the fan face-off contest to raise the most money for Pattison’s Academy. This organization is dedicated to help children with severe and multiple disabilities through Pattison’s Therapeutic Summer Camp and educational and medical programs.
“This event really represented what South Carolina is all about: friends, family, food and football. The Rivalry Rumble was designed to show our great appreciation for our customers,” said Holzer. “We also want to thank the Charleston Hippodrome and Sticky Fingers for the food and venue. It truly made the event memorable.”
Holzer plans to make the Rivalry Rumble an annual event for future Clemson-Carolina games. To see fan pictures from this year’s Rivalry Rumble, visit www.facebook.com/PalmettoMoonSC.
About Palmetto Moon
Palmetto Moon is a regional specialty gift and South Carolina lifestyle apparel retail chain with corporate headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina. Palmetto Moon prides itself on being a fun, energetic store that has a relentless focus on customer service. They carry countless affordable gifts and a wide selection of brands including Guy Harvey, Tervis, Salt Life, Crocs, Costa, Columbia and more. Palmetto Moon has seven locations throughout South Carolina in Charleston, Florence, Myrtle Beach, and now Bluffton.
For more information about the Palmetto Moon, visit www.palmettomoononline.com.