Southeastern's 'Lionpawlooza' part of Hot August Night
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s football fan day and traditional pep rally at downtown Hammond’s Hot August Night on Friday (August 20) will include the second annual Lionpawlooza, a celebration culminating the university’s Traditions Week.
The pep rally, which launches the start of the Lions football season, will start at 6:30 p.m. Coaches, cheerleaders, student-athletes and Southeastern’s Spirit of the Southland Band will lead the rally on the stage in front of La Caretta Restaurant.
Across the street on the Regions Bank grounds, Southeastern will host a village of tables and tents until 7:30 p.m., featuring music by KSLU 90.9, pictures with Roomie, autograph signing by student-athletes, and information on Cub Club, the Alumni Association and the Southeastern Development Foundation’s Project Friendship.
In addition the Southeastern Bookstore will have the latest Lion gear available for purchase, and a special Southeastern Spirit Spin prize wheel guarantees a prize to anyone who takes a turn. T-shirts supporting the Lions football team’s Children of the Gulf initiative will also be available for purchase.
Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, located at 220 E. Thomas Street, will show the 1960s hit “Beach Blanket Bingo” as a part of the Hot August Night activities. Tickets for the 8 p.m. screening are $7 and will be on sale at the theatre box office.