October 17, 2007

Pre-game gathering planned in Hampton, Va.

by Kathy Dillard

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Virginia-based and traveling Southern Illinois University Carbondale football fans can socialize and cheer on the Salukis when they take on the Pirates at Hampton University in Hampton, Va., on Nov. 17.

The SIU Alumni Association invites alumni, students and friends of the University to a pre-game gathering beginning at 10:30 a.m. (EST) in the Cyber Lounge at the Hampton University Student Center. Refreshments menu includes hot dogs, hamburgers, fried chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, potato chips, cookies, assorted soda, and water. Game time is 1 p.m. at Armstrong Stadium.

Cost to attend the pre-game gathering and the game is $35 per person, including general admission stadium seating. Tickets for the pre-game only are $17 per person. Game tickets are available at the pre-game gathering until 12:15 p.m. After that, they will be at the public will-call window.

To register for this event, call 618/453-2408 or log on to www.siualumni.com. Deadline to purchase tickets for the Hampton University tailgate or game package is Nov. 12. On the same site, click the online store icon to stock up on Saluki apparel. SIU Alumni Association members receive a 15 percent discount.

SIU Alumni Association membership is open to alumni, students and friends of the University. Annual individual membership is $40. Individual life membership is $500 and installment plans are available. Current students can join the SIU Alumni Association for a special rate of $15. Call 618/453-2408 or log on to www.siualumni.com to join.