Tuesday, August 16, 2016
SU postpones Fall Fan Fest set for Saturday
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- Southern University Fall Fan Fest, scheduled for August 20, 2016, in the F.G. Clark Activity Center, has been postponed, athletics officials announced Tuesday evening.
The F.G. Clark Activity Center is presently housing approximately 400 evacuees, coordinated by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the American Red Cross.
"As much of southeast Louisiana endures the damage from the most unprecedented flood in the state's history, SU athletics remains sensitive to the needs of the community and will serve as an active participant in the ongoing relief efforts," said Roman Banks, interim athletics director.
"We recognize what is most important now is to offer our support to the Baton Rouge community with the same vigor and enthusiasm we witness every Saturday night in the fall."
Information regarding SU's Fan Fest rescheduled date and location will be announced at a later time.
The SU football program will still conduct its final scrimmage of fall camp Saturday morning, Aug. 20 at 9:15 a.m. in A.W. Mumford Stadium.
Fall Fan Fest serves as the official kickoff to the fall sports season.
The Southern University System Foundation, in cooperation with the University administration, has established the Southern University Flood Relief Fund, to provide assistance to University students and employees that have been significantly impacted by historic area flooding.
Donations may be made here: https://netcommunity.sus.edu/pages/flood-relief-fund.
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