ULM's The Pursuit will feature sportscaster and alum Tim Brando. Brando is a long-time sports announcer who joined FOX in 2014. In 2017 he signed a multi-year extension to announce college football and basketball on FOX.
The event takes place 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, August 14 at the Bayou Pointe Student Event Center, 1 Warhawk Way.
President Nick J. Bruno will be giving a preview of the upcoming year and a a look back at the past year. Director of Athletics Nick Floyd will talk about the 2018-19 athletic season and Head Football Coach Matt Viator will give insights on the Warhawks football season.
Guests can enjoy food from Catfish Cabin, Fieldhouse Bar & Grill and Waterfront Grill with beverages from Marsala Beverages and Glazer.
Tickets are $60 per person, $750 for a table. For tickets and information are online, visit ulm.edu/thepursuit, or contact RaeChelle Leiken at 318-342-3579 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event benefits the Warhawk Club, formerly the ULM Athletic Foundation.
The Pursuit is named after the Curtis P-40 “Warhawk” fighter planes flown by Gen. Claire Lee Chennault’s Flying Tigers during World War II. The ULM Warhawk mascot takes its name from the planes, which are iconic with the noses painted with an open shark’s mouth with jagged teeth.
Editor's note: the original version of this story included ULM Head Baseball Coach Mike Federico as a speaker. He has been removed from the program.