MONROE, La (ULM News Release) - The University of Louisiana Monroe is hosting an inaugural event called ‘The Pursuit’ to mark the launch of a new athletic and academic year.
The premiere event will take place on Thursday, August 25th at Fant-Ewing Coliseum (4099 Northeast Drive) starting at 5:30 p.m. Cocktails and dinner will be provided by Waterfront Grill, Fieldhouse, Catfish Cabin, Marsala Beverage and Southern Glazer’s Distribution.
‘The Pursuit’ takes its name from the ‘P’ in the Curtiss P(ursuit)-40 Warhawk fighter plane, best remembered as the aircraft flown by the Flying Tigers,’ or American Volunteer Group (AVG), led by General Claire Lee Chennault.
It was the P-40 Warhawk and the heroism of General Chennault that served as the inspiration behind the selection of ULM's Warhawk mascot ten years ago.
ULM is thankful for the support of the Ouachita Independent Bank, the official title sponsor for the event.
Coach Matt Viator will share his plans for the 2016 football season, and Coach Keith Richard will give an update on the highly anticipated basketball season. President Nick J. Bruno will share his vision for the upcoming year, exciting changes happening around campus, and some of our many accomplishments.
The evening will also include a highlight of 40 outstanding Warhawks. This list consists of top student-athletes, alumni, faculty and staff.
ULM’s Sound of Today and Spirit Groups will also be in attendance.
Season tickets for all sports will be sold at the event.
Tickets for The Pursuit cost $50 per person, or $650 for a reserved table of eight. Seating to the event is limited, so ULM officials are urging those hoping to attend to purchase tickets early. The site to purchase tickets can be found in the "Related Links" section of this story.
The proceeds from the ticket sales will go toward the athletic foundation.