The inaugural A-State Football Kickoff Party presented by Ray’s Rump Shack is just under two weeks away, and it’s not too late to purchase tickets! The traditional football preseason banquet and Helmets and Heels program are merging this year to create the Kickoff Party.
The Kickoff Party’s official program is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Student Activity Center (SAC) and additional activities, previously associated with Helmets and Heels, will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Centennial Bank Athletics Operations Center. Doors to both facilities open at 5:00 p.m., and the SAC will be air conditioned for the event.
Shopping opportunities provided by local vendors displaying the latest A-State apparel, gifts and gear will begin at 5:00 p.m. inside the Operations Center. A silent auction will run from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. inside the SAC.
Starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Operations Center, “X’s and O’s” segments will be led by Offensive Coordinator Keith Heckendorf, Defensive Coordinator Rob Harley, and Assistant AD for Athletics Performance Jeff Jones.
Dinner will be available in the SAC beginning one hour prior to the 7:30 p.m. program, which will feature Head Football Coach Butch Jones, Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Jeff Purinton, a player-panel interview session conducted with emcee and “Voice of the Red Wolves” Matt Stolz and a live auction.
A-State’s “The Sound of the Natural State” band, cheer and dance teams and Howl will also be part of the festivities inside the SAC. Additionally, Miss Arkansas Cori Keller and Miss A-State Riley Strube will be in attendance and available for photo opportunities.
Several ticket options exist for the Kickoff Party, including Platinum tables (10 seats) for $2,500. Gold tables (8 seats) are available for $1,500 and Silver tables (8 seats) are on sale for $1,000. Individual tickets can be purchased for $100.
All tables will be able to request to sit with an A-State player or coach. Platinum tables will be given first priority on coach/player and table location, followed by Gold and then Silver. The Platinum and Gold levels will each also receive one autographed football per table. All tables will receive recognition on promotional materials and signage at the event.
Tickets for the A-State Football Preseason Kickoff Party can be purchased online by clicking here or calling the Red Wolves Foundation at 870-972-2401.
A-State Football Kickoff Party is August 18. Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council