New Northern Illinois head coaches Dave Doeren (football) and Mark Montgomery (men’s basketball), along with members of their staffs, NIU women’s basketball head coach Kathi Bennett and Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeff Compher headline the 2011 Huskie Athletic Support Fund Coaches’ Caravans this May and June.
The free events, which give Huskie fans a chance to interact one-on-one with NIU coaches and athletics administrators, hear updates on the NIU athletics teams and overall program, enjoy free appetizers and win door prizes, begin from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in St. Charles, Ill., at The Filling Station, 300 W. Main St.
In addition, NIU staff will be on hand to answer questions about Soldier Field Showdown II, the NIU-Wisconsin game Saturday, Sept. 17, at Chicago’s Soldier Field, and take orders for 2011 football season tickets.
Tickets to Soldier Field Showdown II are available for purchase online at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000, while NIU season tickets, featuring all six Huskie Stadium home games for just $99, can be ordered at www.HuskieFootball2011.com.
The NIU contingent will travel Thursday, May 19, to the Rockford Country Club in Rockford, Ill. That stop will be held in conjunction with the Rockford Executive Club’s annual golf outing and includes golf and dinner. For more information, call 815-753-7068.
The Huskies head to Chicago for the annual Chicago Caravan stop Thursday, May 26, at Goose Island Brew Pub, 3535 N. Clark St. in Wrigleyville. The event begins at approximately 4:30 p.m., shortly after the conclusion of the Chicago Cubs-New York Mets game at Wrigley Field. That first pitch for that contest is scheduled for 1:20 p.m. and fans who would like to attend that game with fellow Huskie fans should contact the Huskie Athletic Support Fund Office at (815) 753-1923 for information on the bus package to Chicago for that day.
The 2011 HASF Coaches’ Caravans conclude Thursday, June 2, with the annual DeKalb/Sycamore event, with this year’s festivities to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cabana Charley’s, 1470 S. Peace Road in Sycamore.
For more information on the Huskie Athletic Support Fund, the 2011 HASF Coaches’ Caravans or Northern Illinois football tickets, call (815) 753-1923 or visit www.NIUHuskies.com.