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Funding education through "tailgate" videos

Saturday is game day for the Fighting Irish. Many Irish fans will pull out their coolers and grills for a day long of tailgating.

There is one country music artist who is tailgating through music. Eric Chesser released his country single Tailgate at the beginning of October and the song is already gaining nationwide attention.

The song talks about the tradition of tailgating for sports games, especially high school, college, and professional football games.

It supports the ideas of bringing family, friends, and sports fans together to cheer on their favorite teams.

Chesser will kick off his Tailgate Nation Tour at Notre Dame. During the tour, he will travel to different college campuses across the nation to promote his new single along with his Tailgate Nation Scholarship Program.

"My first stop is here at Notre Dame. We wanted to come here first because Notre Dame has such a great tradition of faith, family, and football," said Chesser.

The scholarship program is an opportunity for parents and students to have a chance at winning money for school.

"I know as a student receiving my master's degree and my Juris Doctor degree, I know how expensive going to school can be. I wanted to create the Tailgate Nation Scholarship Program as a fun and unique way to students to receive financial support," he added.

To participate in the scholarship program, he is encouraging people to submit their best "Tailgate" videos. The video with the most likes, clicks, and streams will be the winner.

A total of $10,000 will be given out among the top three winners.

For more information on the scholarship program, click here.

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