Tigers ready for community outreach, fun and games side of bowl week in Atlanta

Thursday's schedule includes practice at Georgia Dome, hospital visit, high-speed Kart racing

Coach Dabo Swinney talks to a young patient during a previous team bowl-week hospital visit. Clemson's players will visit Egleston Hospital in Atlanta on Thursday, making in-room visits, distributing Clemson gear and signing autographs as part of their Chick-fil-A Bowl activities.

Photo by Mark Crammer

Coach Dabo Swinney talks to a young patient during a previous team bowl-week hospital visit. Clemson's players will visit Egleston Hospital in Atlanta on Thursday, making in-room visits, distributing Clemson gear and signing autographs as part of their Chick-fil-A Bowl activities.

Let the fun and games begin.

The Clemson football team arrived in Atlanta on Christmas evening, worked its way through a productive practice at the Georgia Dome on Wednesday morning, and then participated in a team welcoming function Wednesday evening.

During the course of the festivities, sophomore wide receiver Adam Humphries got the Tigers off on the right foot in their 'Battle for Bowl Week' competition against LSU by setting a Chick-fil-A Bowl record by making 24 free throws. His mark broke the previous record of 20 that was set by a Virginia player last season.

The Tigers will be back on the Georgia Dome turf for a two-and-a-half hour practice this morning, before turning back to the 'fun' side of bowl week in Atlanta.

Clemson players will be visiting children at Egleston Hospital Thursday afternoon, making room-to-room visits, distributing Clemson gear, and signing autographs.

'Battle for Bowl Week' continues later with an outing to Andretti Karting in Roswell, Ga., where the Tigers will test their skills driving 'High Speed Super Karts' on dual indoor racecourses.

Players' average lap times will be recorded, and the team with the best average will receive one 'Battle for Bowl Week' point.

Clemson's play-time will be from 4-6:30 p.m., while LSU will take the course from 7:30-10 p.m.

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