EKU athletics set to host ASUN launch event on July 1

Eastern Kentucky University athletics will mark its first day in the ASUN Conference with a launch event for fans on Thursday, July 1 at the Richmond Centre.

The athletics department encourages fans to join in the event outside Buffalo Wild Wings around the fountain. The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Limited seating will be available while fans can also bring their own lawn chairs.

Fans will have the opportunity to hear from multiple speakers such as the ASUN Commissioner Ted Gumbart, EKU President David McFaddin, director of athletics Matt Roan, football head coach Walt Wells, men's basketball head coach A.W. Hamilton, newly hired women's basketball head coach Greg Todd, volleyball head coach Johnna Bazzani and baseball head coach Chris Prothro. 

Upon arrival, fans are encouraged to register at the registration tents to receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes such as autographed items from coaches and tickets to select games. It will also be the first chance in the Richmond area to pick-up a free EKU/ASUN lanyard, plus other giveaway items. Free ice cream will be available courtesy of Forcht Bank while supplies last.

Athletics encourages fans to bring their families out as there will be inflatables available for kids to enjoy throughout the evening. Cornhole games will also be available. Starting at 6:30 p.m. coach Hamilton will lead a kid-friendly game for all ages.

Members of the men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball and football teams will sign autographs from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

For updates and any changes due to weather, be sure to follow EKU Sports on social media and the Eastern Progress Sports Twitter account.

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