MANY, La. -- The 2010 Demon Victory Tour featuring Northwestern State coaches and athletic staff, headlined by football coach Bradley Dale Peveto, gets underway Monday evening at Peoples State Bank in Many with apparel giveaways, free food and a chance to win free tickets for the 2011 NSU at LSU football game.
The annual Sabine Parish stop from 5:30-7:30 hosted by Peoples State Bank's main branch in downtown Many, is also made possible by the Sabine Chamber of Commerce and Big Star.
The tour moves to Alexandria-Pineville on Tuesday with NSU supporters gathering in Alexandria from 5:30-7:30 p.m. upstairs at the Alexandria International Airport.
On Wednesday the tour stop takes place from 6:30-8:30 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge in conjunction with the annual Louisiana High School Coaches Association convention.
On Thursday the Victory Tour makes its Acadiana area stop in Broussard at the residence of NSU graduates Dan and Mary Beth McDonald from 6-8.
The goal of the summer tour is to generate enthusiasm for the athletic department, with an emphasis on the upcoming football season.
The Victory Tour will also visit Winnfield (July 26), Shreveport (July 29), Red River Parish (July 30), and Natchitoches (Aug. 25).
Peveto and assistant football coaches will be joined by coaches from around the NSU athletics department at the tour stops, which are open to the public. Posters and schedule cards will be provided at each tour stop and NSU gear will be available for purchase. The Winnfield Tour Stop includes a prime rib dinner and requires reservations and an admission charge, while the other Tour Stops are free of charge with food also being provided to guests.
Prizes and official NSU apparel will be given away at each event. Everyone attending will be able to leave a business card or complete a contact form to enter a giveaway of two tickets to the Sept. 10, 2011 NSU at LSU football game in Tiger Stadium. Those who are current season ticket holders will be eligible for additional giveaways.
Attire is casual and guests can arrive and depart at any point. A brief program featuring Peveto, Burke and associate athletic director Dr. William Broussard will be held in the second hour of each tour stop.