Northwestern State football coach Jay Thomas, many of his staff and other Demon coaches and athletic staff will preview upcoming seasons and greet supporters during the upcoming 2017 NSU Victory Tour, which features eight stops from Shreveport to New Orleans, reaching out across the state to Demon fans. A festive and family-friendly environment will be featured on the Victory Tour July 17-27 as Northwestern coaches, student-athletes, administrators and cheerleaders visit Winnfield, Many, Alexandria-Pineville, Coushatta, Shreveport-Bossier, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans.
There is no admission charge for the events, with complimentary appetizers and soda, tea and water provided for guests. Exclusive Demon gear including, T-shirts, caps and other items will be on sale. “The Victory Tour is not only exciting for our fans, it’s exciting for our staff,” said assistant athletics director Mike Jacklich, who coordinates the events and directs ticket operations. “We get to take our enthusiasm for NSU out on the road and host a mobile pep rally. What’s not fun about that? But we also take the tour seriously. It is vital for our staff to mix with communities around Louisiana and make connections with fans who might not otherwise make it onto campus.”
The 2017 Victory Tour will start with the Winn Parish Tour Stop at the Louisiana Political Museum in downtown Winnfield. The Red River Parish Tour Stop will be Friday, July 21, in Coushatta at the home of former mayor Tray Murray, 185 Army Road, beginning at 6:30.
Jacklich said, “The Victory Tour gives our fans an opportunity to mingle with the football coaching staff — and often staffs from other sports — while enjoying an inside look into the upcoming football season, some good food, and the opportunity to score the best season ticket spots available. And it’s totally, 100 percent free. Like I said: fun!”
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.
For more information on any Victory Tour stop or for details about season tickets, contact Jacklich via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling him at 318-357-4268. Complete football season ticket information is also available at the NSUDemons.com website.