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Southern Miss Alumni Association Hosts Big Three Summer Parties

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The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics and local alumni chapters, has announced the dates for its annual Big Three Summer Parties presented by Keesler Federal Credit Union. Southern Miss coaches, administrators, athletes, cheerleaders, and school mascot Seymour will all be on hand to visit with fans.

“We anticipate large crowds of Southern Miss alumni and fans at each of these parties, and appreciate the support of Keesler Federal Credit Union in making these events possible,” said Jerry DeFatta, executive director of the Southern Miss Alumni Association. “Head Football Coach Jay Hopson, along with his coaching staff and players, will be in attendance as we kick off another successful season of Golden Eagle football.”

33rd Annual Jackson All-Star Party

Thursday, July 21 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson, Miss.

Admission: $10 per person or $30 per family; all-inclusive.

Tickets: Visit or purchase tickets at the door

Proceeds from this event benefit the Central Mississippi Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund.

18th Annual Gulf Coast Beach Bash

Friday, July 22 from 6 – 8 p.m.

St. Thomas Community Center in Long Beach, Miss. (adjacent to the Southern Miss Gulf Park Campus)

Admission: $15 per person and $7 per child ages 12 and under; all-inclusive.

Tickets: Visit

Proceeds from this event benefit the Gulf Coast Metro Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund.

21st Annual Eagle Fanfare

Saturday, August 13 from 2 – 4 p.m.

Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Admission: $5 per person or $20 per family and children ages six and under are admitted for free; food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Tickets: Available for pre-purchase at the Pat Ferlise Ticket Office on West 4th Street, or by calling 1.800.844.TICK. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

Proceeds from this event benefit the South Central Mississippi Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund.

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.

For additional information on these events, call the Southern Miss Alumni Association at 601.266.5013 or visit