This past fall, despite a pitiful football season, Auburn tried their best to roll out the red carpet for their fans and to give them the best experience possible. They also wanted to increase their customer service and have Auburn fans consider Auburn their second home. So, if a college wants to provide the best customer service, where do they turn? Yep. Disney.
|Auburn's mascot, Aubie, who won Nationals at WDW in 2012|
Last fall, throughout Auburn you would see "Welcome Home" banners around downtown and campus. The Athletic Department provided tours of the stadium and locker room on the Friday nights prior to home games. They also provide a free event to fans and families on campus such as a volleyball game, soccer game or an outdoor movie at the baseball field. On Saturdays, Auburn football legends such as Bo Jackson and Carnell Williams returned to sign autographs.
Today, I'm taking my youngest boys to "The Plains" to experience an Auburn Basketball and Baseball game. While we're there, we'll visit the bookstores, comment on how the campus has changed since we graduated, see the Heisman trophy statues, stop by Toomer's Corner for a glass of lemonade, and get one more look at the old Oak trees on the same corner that will hopefully be rolled after one of the games.
So, thank you Disney for providing the leadership to my University to help make Auburn my second, or third home!