Dates set for Demon Victory Tour
Northwestern State football coach Jay Thomas, many of his staff and other Demon coaches will preview upcoming seasons and greet supporters during the upcoming 2015 NSU Victory Tour, which features eight stops reaching out across the state to Demon fans.
A festive and family-friendly environment will be featured on the Victory Tour July 20-31 as Northwestern coaches, student-athletes, administrators and cheerleaders visit Winnfield (July 20), Shreveport-Bossier City (July 27), Baton Rouge (July 22), Lafayette (July 23), Alexandria-Pineville (July 27), Many (July 21), Coushatta (July 31) and Leesville (July 29).
“The purpose of the Victory Tour is to generate excitement and support for the upcoming year in Athletics. We invite alumni and friends of all ages to join us as we celebrate one of our most successful years in recent history and prepare for an even greater year for NSU Athletics and the Demons Unlimited Foundation," said NSU assistant athletic director for marketing Haley Blount, who coordinates the Victory Tour.
All Victory Tour stops are reception-style events that will last approximately two hours, including a brief program midway featuring Thomas and other NSU coaches in attendance. Door prizes will be awarded at each stop, with schedule cards and other promotional materials available.
The 2015 Victory Tour will start Monday, July 20 in Winnfield at the Don Purser Memorial Scramble and Winnfield Alumni gathering at the Pine Ridge Country Club (239 Pine Ridge Drive). The 1 p.m. golf outing is free for those who register in advance, and the post-tournament reception at 6 o'clock will feature a great meal and a few words from NSU coaches. Dinner purchases for $10 and golf spots should be reserved through the NSU Alumni office by calling 318-357-4415 or visiting the NorthwesternAlumni.com website.
A night later, the Sabine Parish Tour Stop is in Many at 6 o'clock on Tuesday, July 21, at Julian Foy Motors downtown at 1095 San Antonio Ave.
On Wednesday, July 22, the tour will stop in Baton Rouge at the Superior Grill on 5435 Government St. beginning at 6. The event will offer a complimentary meal and updates from Demon coaches.
The Thursday, July 23 Victory Tour stop in Lafayette will be hosted by Walk-On's Bistreaux and Bar at 2336 Kaliste Saloom, beginning at 6.
Week two of the Victory Tour will kick off in Shreveport, where the exclusive Superior Steakhouse at 855 Pierremont Road is the site for the Victory Tour stop at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30.
The Vernon Parish Tour Stop follows on Wednesday, July 29, at Mexico Lindo, 2503 McRae Road in Leesville, beginning at 6.
A night later, Rapides Parish and surrounding areas are the focus when the Victory Tour comes to Alexandria at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, at Buffalo Wild Wings (2711 South MacArthur Drive).
The Red River Parish Tour Stop will be held Friday, July 31, at the home of former Coushatta mayor Tray Murray, 185 Army Road, beginning at 6:30.
For more information on any Victory Tour stop or for details about season tickets, contact Blount via e-mail at email@example.com or by calling her at 318-357-4278. Complete ticket information is also available at the NSUDemons.com website.