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Southern Miss Alumni Association Hosts 23rd Annual Eagle Fanfare

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The Southern Miss Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics and the South Central Mississippi Alumni Chapter, has announced the date for the 23rd Annual Eagle Fanfare sponsored by First Bank.

All Southern Miss fans are invited to visit with Southern Miss coaches, athletes, cheerleaders and Seymour on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 2-4 p.m. at the Thad Cochran Center on USM’s Hattiesburg campus.

Admission to Eagle Fanfare is $5 per person or $20 per family (immediate family only). Food and drinks will be available for purchase. This family friendly event will feature activities for children, as well as a live and silent auction. Barnes & Noble at Southern Miss will be on site selling Southern Miss merchandise.

Tickets may be purchased online at SouthernMissAlumni.com/Fanfare2018. All proceeds from the event benefit the South Central Mississippi Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund for local students attending USM.

In addition to Eagle Fanfare, the Southern Miss Alumni Association and Eagle Club will host similar events in Jackson and Biloxi to celebrate the upcoming football season. Details for all events are included below:

35th Annual Jackson All-Star Party

Sponsored by First Bank

Thursday, July 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson, Miss.

Admission: $10 per person or $25 per family (immediate family only). Ticket price includes dinner, and a cash bar will be available.

Tickets: Visit SouthernMissAlumni.com/AllStarParty2018 or purchase tickets at the door. Proceeds from this event benefit the Central Mississippi Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund.

20th Annual Gulf Coast Beach Bash

Thursday, July 26 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Biloxi Civic Center in Biloxi, Miss.

Admission: $15 per person. Children under 12 are admitted free. Ticket price includes dinner, and a cash bar will be available.

Tickets: Visit SouthernMissAlumni.com/BeachBash2018 or purchase tickets at the door. Proceeds from this event benefit the Gulf Coast Metro Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund.

23rd Annual Eagle Fanfare

Sponsored by First Bank

Saturday, August 11 from 2 – 4 p.m.

Thad Cochran Center on the USM campus in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Admission: $5 per person or $20 per family (immediate family only) and children ages 12 and under are admitted for free.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Tickets: Visit SouthernMissAlumni.com/Fanfare2018 or purchase tickets at the door. Proceeds from this event benefit the South Central Mississippi Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund.

“Our organization looks forward to hosting these events each year,” said Jerry DeFatta, executive director of the Southern Miss Alumni Association. “The annual summer parties not only raise scholarship dollars for future Southern Miss students, but also provide an opportunity for alumni and fans from across the state to enjoy a family-friendly Southern Miss event. These parties are our most well-attended alumni events of the year, and for good reason. Fans have the opportunity to hear from Head Football Coach Jay Hopson, along with his coaching staff and players, take photos with Seymour and the Southern Miss cheerleaders, and help us kick off another successful season of Golden Eagle football.”

During each event, the hosting alumni chapter will recognize their local scholarship recipients, who will begin their freshman year at Southern Miss in the fall. Additionally, Golden Eagle merchandise will be available for purchase, and silent auctions will be held to raise money for scholarship funds and Eagle Club support.

The mission of The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association is to build a feeling of pride and loyalty among the alumni of the institution while strengthening participation in alumni and University programs; to coordinate the efforts of alumni on behalf of the University as a whole; and to provide a unified voice for all alumni in the affairs of the University. To learn more about the Southern Miss Alumni Association, visit SouthernMissAlumni.com.