POSTED: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 5:32pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 5:43pm
BATON ROUGE, LA — Southern University is dubbing its Thursday night home opener against Mississippi Valley State as "EBR High School Show Your Colors!" sponsored by the SU EBR and Home Alumni Chapters.
East Baton Rouge high school students who show a valid and current student ID will receive free admission to the ESPNU televised game on Sept. 13. Southern is also encouraging those high school student who attend to wear their high school colors to the game.
The tickets are provided courtesy of Southern University Athletics.
"It's important that we let the surrounding community know what a vested interest Southern University holds in ensuring that the areas brightest high school students develop an interest in pursuing a degree at Southern University," said Dr. William Broussard, director of athletics.
"We hope to showcase some of the universities finest attractions to high school prospects through our 'EBR Show Your Colors Day' promotion, and we thank the EBR and Home Alumni Federation Chapters for their support of this program."
The two schools who have the most students in attendance will earn one $250 scholarship to be awarded to a student of the principal's choosing who is accepted to attend Southern University. The scholarships are courtesy of the EBR and Home Alumni Chapters.
Kickoff for Thursday's game is slate for 6:32 p.m. Fans are also asked to #StandUnited and wear Columbia blue apparel for Thursday's game.
For more info on the "EBR High School Show Your Colors" night, fans are asked to contact the Southern University ticket office at 225.771.3191.