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Annual Summer Parties announced for Jackson, Gulf Coast and Hattiesburg

June 1, 2018

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- The Southern Miss Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics and local alumni chapters, has announced the dates for its annual summer parties in Jackson, Biloxi and Hattiesburg. All Southern Miss fans are invited to attend these events to officially kickoff the 2018 Golden Eagle football season. Fans can expect to meet athletes, hear from coaches and take photos with the Southern Miss cheerleaders and Seymour.

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 35th Annual 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 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.

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