August 28, 2008

Saluki Family Weekend set for Sept. 26-28

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Saluki Family Weekend 2008 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is Sept. 26-28 and tickets are on sale now for some of the fun family oriented events.

The festivities include Saluki football, a family tailgate, campus tours, the autumn harvest brunch, the 72nd annual Greek Sing and the Saluki Family Association Brunch. Visitors can also enjoy a craft sale, cultural events, movies and more. Saluki Family Weekend 2008 features many of the longtime favorite events along with some new additions.

The central ticket office on the second floor of the Student Center has tickets now for Saluki football, the Saluki Family Association brunch and the autumn harvest brunch. For telephone orders call 618/453-3478. You can purchase tickets by mail or fax too, with the form and order instructions found online at

It’s also the time to enter the Saluki Family Association’s Family of the Weekend contest. The Family of the Weekend claims prizes including Saluki apparel, two nights of free lodging, and tickets to the Saluki Family Association brunch buffet. Entries are due no later than 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12. The winning family will learn of their victory prior to Saluki Family Weekend. Entry forms and details are online at

Reserve a spot on your calendar now to be a part of all the 2008 Saluki Family Weekend action Sept. 26-28.