JONESBORO (11/6/11) - The Arkansas State Athletic Department has teamed up with Big Kreek Outdoors in Bono, Ark., to present a special "hunters" promotion during the Red Wolves' home football game against Louisiana-Lafayette this Saturday at 2 p.m.
In conjunction with start of deer season and courtesy of Big Kreek Outdoors, Arkansas State will give away a deer blind valued at $1,500. The deer stand will be set up near the south end zone and will be turned into a private suite, where the winner and a guest will have the opportunity to watch the key Sun Belt Conference match-up while enjoying furnished foods and beverages.
"This is a promotion we've wanted to put in place for some time now to help draw part of the large population of hunters in Northeast Arkansas to ASU Stadium," said ASU Director of Athletics Dr. Dean Lee. "There are a lot of football fans out there that also enjoy hunting, so we feel like this is a unique way to give them an opportunity to experience certain aspects of both in one setting."
To qualify as a contestant, those who register must be 18 years of age and also have a hunting license. Approximately 10-12 finalists will be selected and the winner must be present at the game to claim the prize.
All finalists will be called to the end zone during the first quarter, at which time the winner will be announced. Those who wish to participate in the drawing can register at the Red Wolf Club, ASU Ticket Office, Big Kreek Outdoors or inside ASU Stadium on game day. The Red Wolf Club and ASU Ticket Office are both located in the ASU Convocation Center and Big Kreek Outdoors can be found at 10302 Highway 63 North in Bono.
Saturday's game will have major implications on the Sun Belt Conference race with two teams atop the league standings set to clash. Arkansas State stands 5-0 in Sun Belt play and Louisiana-Lafayette 6-1, and both teams have at least seven wins overall this year. ASU is ranked No. 37 and Louisiana-Lafayette No. 39 in the CBSSports.com 120 poll, while the Red Wolves also received one vote in the latest USA Today Top 25 Coaches' Poll for the first time in its history as an FBS member.