Meet the Demons Scholarship Auction set for Aug. 24

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NATCHITOCHES – A rousing success after being rebranded two years ago, Northwestern State’s biennial “Meet The Demons” scholarship auction is set for Aug. 24 at the Natchitoches Event Center.

Tickets for the event are available at www.NSUDemons.com/mtd2019.

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The schedule for the event begins at 5 p.m. and includes a social hour, dinner, live and silent auctions as well as the “Final Five Drawing.” Proceeds from the event go towards scholarships for more than 350 Northwestern State student-athletes, many of whom will be in attendance to mix and mingle with Demons and Lady Demons supporters.

“The Scholarship Auction event has been a staple of the NSU athletic tradition since 1989 and has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars to support our student-athletes,” said NSU Director of Athletics Greg Burke, who was the department’s chief fund raiser when the auction originated. ““Like any successful special event, it is important to continually tweak it. While student-athletes have always been involved with the scholarship event, expanding their role during the event has given our loyal supporters the chance to learn what all of us inside of the NSU Athletic Department already know — that our student-athletes are outstanding ambassadors and represent NSU in a positive manner on several levels.”

The social hour tips off the event and runs from 5-6 p.m. before dinner is served at 6. The program and live auction begins at 6:45 p.m. before the “Final Five Drawing” is held at 7:45 p.m.

Tickets for the “Final Five Drawing” can be purchased online, and those who do so do not need to be present to win. The winners of the “Final Five” will gather on stage and decide whether to split the pot or to battle through a draw down until a winner is determined.

There will be a separate raffle for prizes with tickets on sale for $10 each or three for $25.

The silent auction ends at 8 p.m. with winners announced before the closing of the event. Silent auction items will be made available for bid on www.NSUDemons.comon Aug. 6.

Tickets are available for $75 per person or $125 per couple. Reserved tables for eight are available for $500 and there are $1,000 VIP sponsorships open as well. VIP sponsors receive premium seating for eight, recognition on www.NSUDemons.comand on NSU athletics’ various social media platforms, and eight endless margarita cups. Additionally, balloons filled with gifts are available for $25 or $50.

For more information, contact Director of Development and Engagement Mike Jaworski at 318-357-4295 or by email at jaworskim@nsula.edu.