Contact Jim Coll 601.266.5722
Hattiesburg—The University of Southern Mississippi
Alumni Association will host a trio of summer events from Jackson
to the coast to help Golden Eagle fans gear up for the start of
the 2006 football season.
The 23rd Annual Southern Miss All-Star Party is set for Thursday,
July 20, at Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson. One week later on
July 27, the Gulf Coast Beach Bash will be held at the Isle of Capri
Casino in Biloxi. And on Saturday, Aug. 12, the 11th Annual Eagle
Fanfare will be at the Payne Center on the Hattiesburg campus.
Among the featured guests will be head coaches Jeff Bower, Larry
Eustachy, Joye Lee-McNelis and Corky Palmer as well as the Southern
Miss cheerleaders and Seymour.
Jackson All-Star Party
Hosted by the Central Mississippi Alumni Chapter, the All-Star
Party will feature a silent auction/social at 5 p.m., with dinner
following at 6 p.m. In addition to the coaches, standout Golden
Eagle football players will also be present for the event.
Tickets are $15 per person and children’s admission (12-18) is
$8. There is no charge for children under 12. For tickets, contact
Troy Johnston at 601.607.3258, Libby Condia at 601.982.3066 or Kim
Gallaspy at 601.209.8152. The event is sponsored by Cellular South
and WJNT Newstalk radio in Jackson.
Gulf Coast Beach Bash
The Gulf Coast Beach Bash on July 27, hosted by the Gulf Coast
Metro and Southeast Mississippi alumni chapters, features a social
from 5 to 6 p.m., with dinner following at 6 p.m. Both the social
and dinner will be held at the IP Casino in Biloxi.
As they will at the All-Star Party, standout football players will
also be present at the Beach Bash.
Tickets are $15 a person. Admission for children ages 6-12 is $8.
Children under age 6 get in free. Tickets can be purchased by calling
Walt Denton at 228.374.5983, Scott Leslie at 228. 769.3240 or Travis
Norman at 228.872.8897.
Hattiesburg’s Eagle Fanfare
Rounding out the trio of events is the 11th annual Eagle Fanfare,
hosted by the South Central Mississippi Alumni Chapter and presented
by The First, a National Banking Association.
Fans will have an opportunity to mingle with coaches, Seymour and
cheerleaders and the entire Golden Eagle football team. Dinner and
a silent auction will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., with a special program
beginning at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door for adults; $8 in
advance and $10 at the door for children 5-12; and free for children
under 5. Tickets can be purchased from the Pat Ferlise Center at
601.266.5418 or the Ogletree Alumni House at 601.266.5013. Each
ticket purchased will qualify the ticket holder for a tailgating
package drawing courtesy of Campus Book Mart, one of the event’s
Other sponsors include the Hattiesburg American, Taylor
Rental and Rock 104.
Tickets for all three events will be available for purchase on
by clicking on upcoming events.