The Clemson Men’s Soccer team won its 15th Atlantic Coast Conference Championship on November 22, 2020.
Kent Jenkins ’91 and his wife, Susan; Pam Hartley Keown ’91 and her husband, Chris; Kathryn Jenkins ’18; Jay Jenkins ’19; Rachael Keown ’19; Allie Jenkins ’20; Crawford Keown ’22 and Hartley Keown took a group shot in front of Windsor Castle on the day of the Cotton Bowl (Dec. 29, 2018), in which Clemson beat Notre Dame to advance to the national championship. “If you have to be out of the country on game day, at least be with fellow Tigers!”
Thomas Davis ’84 in Lake Tahoe: “After going to Silicon Valley to watch our Clemson Tigers win their third National Championship, my family and I rented an SUV to travel through the snow in Lake Tahoe. This picture was taken at 10,000 feet. What a view, and what a way to celebrate a 15-0 season.”
December and January were fun-filled months for all Clemson fans, but for alumni from Florida and Arizona, there was even more excitement as they welcomed alumni and fans from all over the country. The Florida Clemson Clubs, IPTAY and the Alumni Association joined together to host a welcome event for more than 600 members of the Clemson Family at Ferg’s Depot in Orlando the night before the ACC Championship game.
The next morning, Tigers from all over the country volunteered to make a difference in the local community and beyond by volunteering for a “Clean the World” event in Orlando. Volunteers sorted soap and personal hygiene products that would be distributed to homeless shelters nationwide and developing countries in an effort to prevent hygiene-related deaths.
Later in the day, more than 1,500 gathered at the alumni tailgate outside of the stadium before heading in to cheer on the Tigers over Virginia Tech.
For the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, the Arizona Clemson Club, IPTAY and the Clemson Alumni Association hosted a pre-game gathering in Glendale’s Westgate Entertainment District for more than 1,200 Clemson alumni and fans who were gearing up to cheer on the Tigers against Ohio State.
While in Arizona, 75 Clemson family members volunteered alongside Ohio State alumni and fans at St. Mary’s Food Bank as a service project to help make a difference in Arizona during the Fiesta Bowl festivities.
Volunteering in the community continued on through the national championship weekend. While in Tampa, the Clemson Alumni Association, Tampa Clemson Club and alumni, friends and fans from all over the country began the weekend by volunteering at Matthew 25 Saturday Hot Meal. At First Presbyterian Church of Tampa, more than 30 members of the Clemson family served hot meals provided by Metropolitan Ministries to the hungry and the homeless. Volunteers also worked in the Home Depot Clothing Closet distributing clothing items to those in need.
In addition to the service event, the Clemson Alumni Association hosted a pre-game tailgate for 2,600 fans outside Raymond James Stadium, in preparation for cheering the Tigers on to victory as 2016 National Champions.
While skiing in Deer Valley, Utah, the week before the National Championship Game against Alabama, Frank Waesche ran into four Clemson graduates of the Class of 2015 and got them to join him for a photo of Clemson Pride!
After such an incredible football season, we knew we had to make the journey out to Phoenix to see our Tigers play for the National Championship. We couldn’t pass up the drive to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon during our time there. The view speaks for itself and singing the Cadence Count with surrounding Clemson fans while overlooking the Canyon is a memory we are all sure to never forget.
Pictured from left to right: Austin Luttrell (current senior), Ellie Patterson (Class of 2014), Emsley Lewis (Class of 2014), Jacob Cook (current senior) and Dylan Caulder (Class of 2014).
Kemper and Sarah Brand flew out to Phoenix, AZ, to see the Tigers play for the National Championship! On the morning of the big game, they climbed Camelback Mountain just outside of Phoenix. The awe-inspiring views at the pinnacle made the tough, rugged 1,300-foot ascent well worth it. It was a wonderful part of the travel experience across the country!
The Metzgers traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to cheer on our Clemson Tigers at the National Championship! On the way we had to stop by the Grand Canyon — after all National title…National Monument, it just goes together. Along with many others, we donned our Clemson Orange to witness one of the great world wonders, and although the game didn’t have the outcome we hoped for the Clemson Spirit was strong!
Pictured from left to right: Mike Metzger ’80, Carlie Metzger Allman ’12, Jordan Metzger (current sophomore) and Janice Metzger.