WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Prior to Saturday's Purdue game, Indiana Pacer guards George Hill and Paul George visited campus to promote G2 Zone Part III.
"I never got to experience football, the college atmosphere and what better way to come up here to a football school like Purdue and experience it. I'm happy to be apart of it and I know Rosevelt Colvin is happy for me to be up here because he's been talking to me for years to come up to his school to really show support," said George Hill.
After visiting Bloomington last year to take in an IU tailgate, the Pacers decided it was time to Boiler Up! The players arrived at 10:00 am on Saturday and took photos, played games and interacted with fans outside Ross-Ade Stadium.
"Our G2 zone is something that we talk pride in having the loudest section and there is no better place to recruit than to get college kids so we want a fun, young group so this is what it's all about," said Paul George.
G2 Zone Part III is a special fan zone in partnership with Gatorade, created for Pacers home games. Purdue head coach Matt Painter was excited to see the dynamic guards arrive on campus.
"Obviously they are promoting the Pacers and the Pacers are trending to have another great year and try to go a little bit further and try to win it all and they have all the pieces. To get these guys here at this time and to come to campus is pretty neat," said Matt Painter.
To be eligible to join the G2 Zone, Pacers fans must team up in pairs and submit a photo along with a brief bio to Pacers.com/G2Zone. The deadline to submit a photo is Friday, Sept. 13, at 11:59 a.m. Finalists will be notified the next day and must attend the Finals in Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday, Sept. 19. The 72 winners will be announced that evening.
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